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  • Introducing the Spring Nature Sustainable Development Goals Programme

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    Learn what we're doing to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations.

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    11 Oct 2019
  • Hear the story behind the science at Berlin Science Week

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    Springer Nature Storytellers is coming back to Berlin Science Week—register now!

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    10 Oct 2019
  • Applications now open for Nature Research travel grants for early career researchers

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    Learn more about the selection process and how to apply.

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    08 Oct 2019
  • 5 Things to know about Nature Research journals

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    5 things that make Nature Research journals stand out

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    09 Oct 2019
  • This year's SpotOn conference will connect researchers in a new way

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    Learn how SpotOn19 is fostering communication across borders

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    07 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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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
Introducing the Spring Nature Sustainable Development Goals Programme

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Learn what we're doing to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations.

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11 Oct 2019
Applications now open for Nature Research travel grants for early career researchers

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Learn more about the selection process and how to apply.

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08 Oct 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
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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  • Introducing the Spring Nature Sustainable Development Goals Programme

    SN SDG Programme

    Learn what we're doing to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations.

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    The Source
    11 Oct 2019
  • Hear the story behind the science at Berlin Science Week

    events

    Springer Nature Storytellers is coming back to Berlin Science Week—register now!

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    10 Oct 2019
  • 5 Things to know about Nature Research journals

    journal publishing

    5 things that make Nature Research journals stand out

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    09 Oct 2019
  • Applications now open for Nature Research travel grants for early career researchers

    early career researchers

    Learn more about the selection process and how to apply.

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    08 Oct 2019
  • This year's SpotOn conference will connect researchers in a new way

    events

    Learn how SpotOn19 is fostering communication across borders

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    07 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 to expect from your first book proposal peer review

    book publishing

    New to the book peer review process? One of our Editors breaks down everything you need to know.

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    19 Sep 2019
  • Research integrity in peer review

    Research Integrity

    Learn more about research integrity in peer review by watching the interviews we conducted with a number of experts in the field.

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    18 Sep 2019
  • What In Review shows us about peer review

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    What can In Review’s Editorial Timeline reveal about quality—and efficiency—in peer review? For Peer Review Week 2019. 

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    17 Sep 2019
  • Survey Shows Strong Reviewer Satisfaction at Springer Nature

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    We surveyed reviewers across our brands to learn about their feelings on the process of peer review at Springer Nature. Here's what we’ve learned so far.

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    15 Sep 2019
  • Raising awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day: 6 Questions with Jonathan Singer

    Jonathan Singer is our third expert to provide insight into the research and wider dialogue around this important topic. 

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    10 Sep 2019
  • Raising awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day: 6 Questions with Maurizio Pompili

    Maurizio Pompili is our second expert to provide insight into the research and wider dialogue around this important topic. 

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    10 Sep 2019

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