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  • The first Editorial Board member-led Collection at Scientific Reports covers gravitational biology and space medicine

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    A new collection of open access manuscripts focuses on the way space missions may affect human health.

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    28 Oct 2019
  • Quasicrystals, californium, and the Disneyland of exoplanets: a round-up from the Nature Research Communities

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    What has our Nature Research Communities buzzing? Here's a round up of some of the most interesting posts from last month.

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    25 Oct 2019
  • People around the world read OA article about 'reviving' cell parts from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth

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    Dr. Kazuo Yamagata of Japan on how publishing his article in an open access journal gave him a real-time look into the public response.

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    21 Oct 2019
  • International Open Access Week: Through open access publishing, dinosaur discovery ignites imaginations across the world

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    Dr. Pablo Gallina of Argentina explains why he felt it was important to publish his new findings in an open access journal.

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    21 Oct 2019
  • Nature Mentorship Awards recognize a mentor who engages 'historically neglected minds'

    The Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science bring much-needed recognition to excellent mentors. Nominations are now open for this year's awards.

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    18 Oct 2019
  • Nature Awards give mentors the recognition, funding, and ‘street cred’ they need

    Applications are open for this year's Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science--nominate someone today!

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    18 Oct 2019

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There’s a reason Springer Nature publishes so many journals, even within disciplines—and that reason is that one size does not fit all. So to best serve authors, we’ve worked to provide the right venues for as many researchers as we possibly can.

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The first Editorial Board member-led Collection at Scientific Reports covers gravitational biology and space medicine

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A new collection of open access manuscripts focuses on the way space missions may affect human health.

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28 Oct 2019
6 Discussions you can join at this year's SpotOn Conference

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The event will focus on advancing thinking in global research communication in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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19 Nov 2019
Getting a PhD is hard. For some graduates, figuring out what to do with it can be even harder. Part 2.

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Each career step—in or out of academia—can teach you something about the path that's right for you.

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20 Nov 2019
Launching a Conference to Reflect a Journal's Scope: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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In order to reflect the broad coverage of the journal, this editor created an international, multidisciplinary conference series.

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18 Oct 2019
Five Reasons to Validate Your Reviews with ORCID

Learn why you should utilize our service to add your review contributions to your ORCID records.

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19 Sep 2019
What is research integrity and what is it all about?

Find out more about the work of research integrity specialists at Springer Nature and how they provide support and advice on best practice and ethical conduct in research.

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Latest posts

  • A good home for almost every paper

    Journals

    There’s a reason Springer Nature publishes so many journals, even within disciplines—and that reason is that one size does not fit all. So to best serve authors, we’ve worked to provide the right venues for as many researchers as we possibly can.

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    The Source
    21 Nov 2019
  • Getting a PhD is hard. For some graduates, figuring out what to do with it can be even harder. Part 2.

    career advice

    Each career step—in or out of academia—can teach you something about the path that's right for you.

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    The Source
    20 Nov 2019
  • 6 Discussions you can join at this year's SpotOn Conference

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    The event will focus on advancing thinking in global research communication in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    19 Nov 2019
  • Finding a balance between research and life: a round up from the Nature Careers site

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    Learn how researchers of all stages manage their work-life balance.

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    15 Nov 2019
  • Getting a PhD is hard. For some graduates, figuring out what to do with it can be even harder. Part 1.

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    A former neuroscientist explains how she found her way outside of academia after finishing her PhD.

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    14 Nov 2019
  • 5 ways that collaboration can further your research and your career

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    Find out how collaborating with other researchers can benefit your work and your career.

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    11 Nov 2019
  • Supercooled livers, amphibian parenthood, and an FAQ on split fluorescent proteins: this week's round-up from the Nature Research Communities

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    What's new with the Nature Research Communities? Find out here.

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    08 Nov 2019
  • Beyond Borders: Five themes you can expect from this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science event from Palgrave Macmillan

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    Register now for the free event in which a panel of experts will challenge the misinformation and biases surrounding the migration debate.

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    04 Nov 2019
  • What are Researchers From Around the World Publishing at Springer Nature?

    See what authors are publishing in countries around the world.

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    01 Nov 2019
  • Alternative career paths for PhDs: a round-up from Nature Careers

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    What can you do with a PhD outside of academia? Here are some ideas.

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    01 Nov 2019
  • SDG Interview Series: Katie Dain on how researchers can make their work more accessible for policy makers

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    The CEO of the NCD Alliance shares her insight on how researchers, NGOs, and policy makers can best work together to improve worldwide health and sustainability.

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    31 Oct 2019
  • The first Editorial Board member-led Collection at Scientific Reports covers gravitational biology and space medicine

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    A new collection of open access manuscripts focuses on the way space missions may affect human health.

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    28 Oct 2019

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