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  • Breaking the wall of science communication

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    Learn more about how to apply for the Falling Walls Lab 2019.

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    15 Aug 2019
  • Writing a paper? Think like a teacher! Part 3

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    Give your readers clues to guide them through your writing.

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    13 Aug 2019
  • Writing a paper? Think like a teacher! Part 2

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    Understanding cognitive bias can improve your academic writing.

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    06 Aug 2019
  • How marketing eBooks to librarians helps authors

    Get every book we publish into every relevant research library in the world so that every one who needs it can find it—that’s the mission we’ve given ourselves at Springer Nature. Everything we do in our books program revolves around that.

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    31 Jul 2019
  • Writing a paper? Think like a teacher! Part 1

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    Discover how these these 3 cognitive learning principles can improve your writing.

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    30 Jul 2019
  • Celebrating 2,000 submissions on In Review

    In looking back on 2,000 submissions on In Review, and looking forward to the future, I sat down with Amye Kenall, Editorial Director Medicine & Life Sciences, who helped lead In Review’s development. 

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    23 Jul 2019
  • Re-building an Editorial Board to Better Represent a Journal’s Field: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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    Find out how this Editor-in-Chief built a more inclusive board representative of the journal's field.

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    26 Jun 2019

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Writing a paper? Think like a teacher! Part 3

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Give your readers clues to guide them through your writing.

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

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01 Aug 2019
Breaking the wall of science communication

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Learn more about how to apply for the Falling Walls Lab 2019.

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15 Aug 2019
Choose action this #LGBTSTEMDay

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The founder of Pride in STEM shares his wish for this year's International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths.

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05 Jul 2019
Re-building an Editorial Board to Better Represent a Journal’s Field: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

editor case study

Find out how this Editor-in-Chief built a more inclusive board representative of the journal's field.

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26 Jun 2019
Peer Review:getting involved as an early career researcher

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02 Jul 2019
What is research integrity and what is it all about?

Find out more about research integrity 

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05 Aug 2019

Latest posts

  • Breaking the wall of science communication

    research impact

    Learn more about how to apply for the Falling Walls Lab 2019.

    T
    The Source
    15 Aug 2019
  • Writing a paper? Think like a teacher! Part 3

    journal publishing

    Give your readers clues to guide them through your writing.

    T
    The Source
    13 Aug 2019
  • Writing a paper? Think like a teacher! Part 2

    journal publishing

    Understanding cognitive bias can improve your academic writing.

    T
    The Source
    06 Aug 2019
  • What is research integrity and what is it all about?

    Find out more about research integrity 

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    The Source
    05 Aug 2019
  • Publishing an open access book: Q&A with Nancy W. Gleason

    book publishing

    T
    The Source
    01 Aug 2019
  • How marketing eBooks to librarians helps authors

    Get every book we publish into every relevant research library in the world so that every one who needs it can find it—that’s the mission we’ve given ourselves at Springer Nature. Everything we do in our books program revolves around that.

    T
    The Source
    31 Jul 2019
  • Writing a paper? Think like a teacher! Part 1

    journal publishing

    Discover how these these 3 cognitive learning principles can improve your writing.

    T
    The Source
    30 Jul 2019
  • Celebrating 2,000 submissions on In Review

    In looking back on 2,000 submissions on In Review, and looking forward to the future, I sat down with Amye Kenall, Editorial Director Medicine & Life Sciences, who helped lead In Review’s development. 

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    23 Jul 2019
  • Helping amplify your voice

    A lot more goes into your work than appears in the published article or book—the inspirations, the insights, the reasons for the decisions made. All of this gives context to the final published work, and gives perspective on your findings. 

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    17 Jul 2019
  • You've published your article, now what?

    journal publishing

    Read what our survey of 6,500 journal authors had to say about post-publication promotion.

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    11 Jul 2019
  • Choose action this #LGBTSTEMDay

    diversity

    The founder of Pride in STEM shares his wish for this year's International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths.

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    05 Jul 2019
  • Celebrating one year of SN Pride

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    The Chair of SN Pride reflects on the network's first anniversary.

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    05 Jul 2019

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