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  • Revitalizing a Declining Journal on the Brink of Closure: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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    Find out how these journal editors were able to restore their journal as a leader in its field.

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    03 Dec 2019
  • An interview with Stella Georgiadou of the Transfer Desk

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    I recently had the chance to sit down with Stella Georgiadou, a Senior Submissions Editor at the Springer Nature Transfer Desk. In her role at the Transfer Desk, she provides expertise in the humanities and social sciences for the Transfer team.

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    04 Dec 2019
  • Getting a PhD is hard. For some graduates, figuring out what to do with it can be even harder. Part 3.

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    Trying to find your own alternative career path? Here are some tips.

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    25 Nov 2019
  • Introducing the Springer 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
  • The first Editorial Board member-led Collection at Scientific Reports covers gravitational biology and space medicine

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    A new collection of open access manuscripts focuses on the way space missions may affect human health.

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    28 Oct 2019
  • Quasicrystals, californium, and the Disneyland of exoplanets: a round-up from the Nature Research Communities

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    What has our Nature Research Communities buzzing? Here's a round up of some of the most interesting posts from last month.

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    25 Oct 2019
  • People around the world read OA article about 'reviving' cell parts from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth

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    Dr. Kazuo Yamagata of Japan on how publishing his article in an open access journal gave him a real-time look into the public response.

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    21 Oct 2019
  • International Open Access Week: Through open access publishing, dinosaur discovery ignites imaginations across the world

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    Dr. Pablo Gallina of Argentina explains why he felt it was important to publish his new findings in an open access journal.

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    21 Oct 2019

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Celebrating one year of In Review

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Celebrating the 1-year anniversary of In Review—the first-of-its-kind preprint service that also lets you track the progress of your manuscript through the peer review and editorial processes. 

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05 Dec 2019
SDG Interview Series: Gilbert Rochon and Thierno Thiam on how Pan-African unity supports sustainability

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Learn how the authors' work is addressing the SDGs in multiple ways.

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27 Nov 2019
How to be a sustainable researcher: a round-up from the Nature Careers site

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Here's what some scientists are doing to make their work greener.

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02 Dec 2019
Revitalizing a Declining Journal on the Brink of Closure: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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Find out how these journal editors were able to restore their journal as a leader in its field.

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03 Dec 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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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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Latest posts

  • Celebrating one year of In Review

    Journals

    Celebrating the 1-year anniversary of In Review—the first-of-its-kind preprint service that also lets you track the progress of your manuscript through the peer review and editorial processes. 

    T
    The Source
    05 Dec 2019
  • An interview with Stella Georgiadou of the Transfer Desk

    Journals

    I recently had the chance to sit down with Stella Georgiadou, a Senior Submissions Editor at the Springer Nature Transfer Desk. In her role at the Transfer Desk, she provides expertise in the humanities and social sciences for the Transfer team.

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    The Source
    04 Dec 2019
  • Revitalizing a Declining Journal on the Brink of Closure: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

    editor case study

    Find out how these journal editors were able to restore their journal as a leader in its field.

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    The Source
    03 Dec 2019
  • How to be a sustainable researcher: a round-up from the Nature Careers site

    career advice

    Here's what some scientists are doing to make their work greener.

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    The Source
    02 Dec 2019
  • SDG Interview Series: Gilbert Rochon and Thierno Thiam on how Pan-African unity supports sustainability

    SN SDG Programme

    Learn how the authors' work is addressing the SDGs in multiple ways.

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    27 Nov 2019
  • Getting a PhD is hard. For some graduates, figuring out what to do with it can be even harder. Part 3.

    career advice

    Trying to find your own alternative career path? Here are some tips.

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    25 Nov 2019
  • Creating a Steady Stream of Submissions for a Guest Edited Collection: An Exceptional Editor Case Study

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    Learn how this editorial board member led a guest edited collection to success.

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    24 Nov 2019
  • A good home for almost every paper

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    There’s a reason Springer Nature publishes so many journals, even within disciplines—and that reason is that one size does not fit all. So to best serve authors, we’ve worked to provide the right venues for as many researchers as we possibly can.

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    21 Nov 2019
  • Getting a PhD is hard. For some graduates, figuring out what to do with it can be even harder. Part 2.

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    Each career step—in or out of academia—can teach you something about the path that's right for you.

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    20 Nov 2019
  • 6 Discussions you can join at this year's SpotOn Conference

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    The event will focus on advancing thinking in global research communication in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    19 Nov 2019
  • Finding a balance between research and life: a round up from the Nature Careers site

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    Learn how researchers of all stages manage their work-life balance.

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    15 Nov 2019

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