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  • Breaking the wall of science communication

    research impact

    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

    journal publishing

    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

    journal publishing

    Understanding cognitive bias can improve your academic writing.

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    06 Aug 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
  • 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

    journal publishing

    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

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What In Review shows us about peer review

peer review

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

Open Research

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03 Sep 2019
4 reasons why journal editors should get involved with social media

social media

If you’re a journal Editor and not already involved in social media (or, at least, not involved with your journal on social media) we’ve got (at least) four reasons why you should be.

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25 Aug 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
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
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 research integrity 

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05 Aug 2019

Latest posts

  • 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

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

    peer review

    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

    peer review

    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
  • Raising awareness for World Suicide Prevention Day: 6 Questions with David Gunnell

    As part of our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, we are helping raise awareness of SDG 3.4.2 - reduce suicide mortality rate.

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    09 Sep 2019
  • Sharing indigenous knowledge with the world: Q&A with Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

    Open Research

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    03 Sep 2019
  • 4 reasons why journal editors should get involved with social media

    social media

    If you’re a journal Editor and not already involved in social media (or, at least, not involved with your journal on social media) we’ve got (at least) four reasons why you should be.

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    25 Aug 2019
  • Breaking the wall of science communication

    research impact

    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

    journal publishing

    Give your readers clues to guide them through your writing.

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    13 Aug 2019

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