Open Research

Open access publishing is a rapidly shifting landscape that is reshaping how researchers communicate their work. Springer Nature is proud to be a leader in helping increase the visibility and discoverability of research by pushing industry standards forward for open research. Follow news, opinions, and open access innovations from the largest publisher of open research globally.

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How to increase and diversify the readership of your book

open access

Discover the findings from our latest whitepaper.

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15 Sep 2020
Tell us the story of your first paper. Get featured by Nature Communications.

early career researchers

Submit your story now. Winners will be featured on the Nature Communications anniversary website.

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04 Sep 2020
Tips from open access book authors: how to find funding

open access

In this blog, we pass on useful tips from some of our published open access book authors about different ways to find open access book funding.

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01 Sep 2020
5 Reasons to choose immediate Gold open access as an author

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Explore the benefits now.

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31 Aug 2020
How publishing an open access book can advance your career

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In our latest blog, we explore the many benefits of open access books, as outlined by some of our published authors.

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27 Aug 2020
How transformative agreements support our open access (OA) transformation

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August will see the launch of the second part of Projekt DEAL, the largest agreement of its kind. Learn more now.

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31 Jul 2020
Discover how machine learning is empowering researchers to progress on the SDGs

SN SDG Programme

Get to know the three main players in our latest project to answer whether open research is facilitating progress on the SDGs.

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21 May 2020
Celebrating 1000 open access books

Springer

Our Director of Open Access Books and Books Policies shares her thoughts on the publication of our 1000th OA book.

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18 May 2020
Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility: Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health - editor interview celebrating 1000 open access books

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Learn more about the 1000th open access book we've published.

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18 May 2020
Who pays for open access? Here’s what we learned from a survey of 1,000 authors

open access

Learn more about our newest whitepaper, exploring how the transition to OA may be accelerated through improved APC tracking.

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06 Apr 2020
Open Data Day 2020: data sharing in numbers

Open Research

To celebrate Open Data Day 2020, we have partnered with Digital Science and figshare to create the fourth annual State of Open Data report. 

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06 Mar 2020
Love Data Week 2020: 4 Views on Data Sharing from Early Career Researchers

data

Read what early career researchers have to say about key issues on open data.

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13 Feb 2020
The first Editorial Board member-led Collection at Scientific Reports covers gravitational biology and space medicine

editors

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

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28 Oct 2019
International Open Access Week: How open access extends the conversation around climate change in the era of fake news

Open Research

Dr. Alexander Petersen of the United States on how open access publishing is democratizing research.

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21 Oct 2019
International Open Access Week: How open access engaged a global community about using material science to tackle climate change

Open Research

Learn why Dr. Dorna Esrafilzadeh of Australia continues to publish her work in open access journals.

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

Open Research

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: Digital archaeology benefits from open access publishing

Open Research

Learn how German graduate student Daniel Stromer uses social media and open access publishing to share his work with a broad audience.

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

Open Research

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
Sharing indigenous knowledge with the world: Q&A with Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

Open Research

In this Q&A Dr. Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu speaks passionately about why it was essential to publish her book open access. 

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03 Sep 2019
'Open Science' opens doors: How #scidata18 helped me unlock career opportunities

early career researchers

Read the lessons one researcher learned by entering last year's early career researcher writing competition. 

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12 Aug 2019
Publishing an open access book: Q&A with Nancy W. Gleason

book publishing

A closer look at open access publishing for books and what you can expect as a Springer Nature author

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01 Aug 2019
Four Things to Know about Springer Nature's New Preprint Policy

open access

We have always supported preprint sharing in our imprints, and now we are making it easier for researchers and the community to use and share preprints by introducing a new unified policy across all Springer Nature journals.

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28 May 2019
Academic Book Week: Tips for Academic Book Authors

book publishing

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06 Mar 2019
The Approaching Horizon of Research Data in Europe and Beyond

data

Insights on research data and a case on why openly sharing those data is valuable.

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19 Feb 2019
Let’s be Open about Data Sharing

data

Claudia Wolff discusses her personal perspective of data sharing from an early career researcher point of view.

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14 Feb 2019

data

We are exploring data topics that help advance our knowledge of the world, from social media data for urban sustainability to the tricks of evolving large brains.

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13 Feb 2019

data

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12 Feb 2019

data

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11 Feb 2019

open access

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26 Oct 2018

open access

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22 Oct 2018

book publishing

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05 Sep 2018

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07 Jun 2018

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26 Apr 2018

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12 Apr 2018

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07 Nov 2017

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24 Oct 2017

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23 Oct 2017

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24 Aug 2017

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09 May 2017

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28 Oct 2016

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05 Oct 2016

data

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13 Jul 2016

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17 Mar 2016

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