Life in Research

Every stage of a research career comes with its own challenges. Even across academic fields, sharing in the wisdom of peers can help provide guidance and support when faced with decisions and questions unique to life in research. Connect with the experiences, opinions, and true personal stories of researchers themselves and share your own insights with us.

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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
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
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

diversity

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

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05 Jul 2019
You might not know me

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A Springer Nature employee shares their experience of transitioning after too many years of feeling internally disconnected. 

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04 Jul 2019
Stonewall 50: A personal reflection

diversity

Springer Nature Executive Vice President of Medicine and Life Science Journals reflects on the reality of employee benefits as an openly gay employee. 

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04 Jul 2019
Beyond the Binary: Being in the + of LGBTQ+

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Springer Nature employee, Laura de Kreij, explores what it means to be non-binary.

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03 Jul 2019
Coming Out

diversity

Springer Nature staff member, Andy Monica, shares his coming out story having grown up in a small village in Italy.

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03 Jul 2019
LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2019: Springer Nature staff share their stories

diversity

Read stories from Springer Nature's network for LGBTQ+ staff and allies.

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03 Jul 2019
Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

research communication

Explore highlights from the Nature Research Community blogs.

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02 Jul 2019
Studying for a PhD? Share your story with Nature.

Nature Research

Take the survey today.

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21 Jun 2019
5 Questions with Magdalena Skipper, Editor-in-Chief of Nature

Nature Research

Read the interview.

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20 Jun 2019
5 Ways Springer Nature is progressing as a responsible business

SN SDG Programme

Find out more about how Springer Nature manages its environmental and social impacts.

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28 May 2019

diversity

Read the interview.

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08 Mar 2019
An Early Career Researcher’s Wish List

early career researchers

Alessia Mastrodonato talks about her wish list to publishers and working to get her research published.

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07 Feb 2019
Publishing Advice for the New Scholar

early career researchers

Read the interview.

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08 Mar 2018
Hear About the Publishing Experience From Springer Nature Authors

book publishing

Read the interview.

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22 Feb 2018

career advice

Read the interview.

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14 Dec 2017

career advice

Read the interview.

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16 Nov 2017

Read the interview.

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04 May 2017

career advice

Read the interview.

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23 Feb 2017

Innovation

Read the interview.

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09 Feb 2017

early career researchers

Read the interview.

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04 Aug 2016

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