Making research accessible and discoverable

How Springer Nature is opening up research

Facts & Figures


    • We are proud to publish the world's most comprehensive open access (OA) portfolio that accounts for 16% of all immediate OA articles published globally. 
    • We encourage preprint posting and self-archiving of author accepted manuscripts and have some of the most liberal policies of any publisher.
    • We enable sharing of subscription content, and were the first major publisher to provide shareable links to view-only versions of papers in subscription journals through our free content-sharing initiative, SharedIt.
    • We believe that data should be open, accessible and reusable and are committed to supporting researchers share their data. Our research data policies, products and services make data sharing faster, easier and more impactful.
    • We produce award-winning journalistic content that brings research to a broad audience. Through our local language editions of Scientific American we are able to reach a wide geographic readership.
    • We implement machine readable interfaces so that our references are available via reference lists and CrossRef, and broader open linked data are accessible via SciGraph.
    • We support the rapidly evolving research ecosystem by providing innovative access models for scientific content, such as through our current partnership with ResearchGate.


    Scientific Reports is one of the largest open access journals in the world


    Nature Communications is the most cited, highly selective journal


    BMC was the first open access journal publisher.