Communicating Research

Publication is just the first step in the life of research. How researchers engage beyond their academic communities is critical to research discoverability, practical applications of research, and policy change. Get tools, advice, and opportunities to help further develop your research communication skills and grow the impact of your scholarly work.

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Towards societal impact: What support do researchers need in maximizing their societal impact?

research impact

Read the final blog in our series which unpacks the results of a survey of over 9000 researchers, to better understand their attitudes towards societal impact.

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01 Sep 2020
Towards societal impact: What methods do researchers use to track societal impact?

research impact

Read the third blog in a four-part series which unpacks the results of a survey of over 9000 researchers, to better understand their attitudes towards societal impact.

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25 Aug 2020
Towards societal impact: How do researchers maximize relevance?

research impact

Read the second blog in a four-part series which unpacks the results of a survey of over 9000 researchers, to better understand their attitudes towards societal impact.

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18 Aug 2020
Towards societal impact: Understanding attitudes and motivations for researchers

research impact

Read the first blog in four-part series which unpacks the results of a survey of over 9000 researchers, to better understand their attitudes towards societal impact.

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11 Aug 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: SENTINEL- A proactive, early warning system to pre-empt future pandemics

COVID-19

Dr Sabeti and Dr Happi talk about building a pandemic preemption system to safeguard us from future pandemics.

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23 Jul 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: Coronavirus, Class and Mutual Aid in the UK

COVID-19

In this week's blog we discuss how the economic systems in place played a role into how the pandemic has developed.

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16 Jul 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19

Read about the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Africa and their role during the pandemic.

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09 Jul 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: Leading the Oxford Vaccine Trial

COVID-19

Dr Sarah Gilbert, the lead for the Oxford Vaccine Trial for COVID-19 talks about the vaccine.

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02 Jul 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: Healthcare preparedness and response

COVID-19

How healthcare agencies prepare for a pandemic? What are the plans and guidance in place and how prepared was the US healthcare system? Find out in this week's blog.

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25 Jun 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: Using supercomputers and statistical physics to inform government policies

COVID-19

Read how simulation models are being used in South Korea to inform government policies on COVID-19.

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18 Jun 2020
Future climate: What we know, what we don't

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Experts explain what climate models can tell us, and how we can use the information from these models to inform decisions by government and industry leaders.

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18 Jun 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: How a 2018 BBC documentary helped advance COVID-19 research

COVID-19

The story of an Oxford researcher and how he used data from a BBC documentary to demonstrate COVID-19 spread patterns.

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11 Jun 2020
Why working across fields and industries is critical for the future of oceans

SN SDG Programme

Read how a former science educator thinks about success against the goals and policy engagement.

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05 Jun 2020
How scientists need to lead the public to a healthier planet

SN SDG Programme

Here one expert considers how researchers will be able to make real, lasting change against SDG14.

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05 Jun 2020
Bringing problems to the public and other ways to raise awareness for our oceans

SN SDG Programme

Learn why one researcher is depending on younger generations for the future well-being of our oceans.

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05 Jun 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: Korea’s COVID-19 success story

COVID-19

In this week's blog, read about one of the most successful COVID-19 responses globally, that of Korea

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04 Jun 2020
Why researchers should remember they're citizens as well as scientists

SN SDG Programme

Read more thoughts from Bill McKibben on The Source blog.

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04 Jun 2020
Addressing water scarcity with ocean waves

Innovation

The co-founder of Resolute Marine Energy dives into the science behind the innovative Wave2O technology.

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04 Jun 2020
A complementary solution to sustainable wild-caught fisheries

Innovation

Learn more about how Finless Foods is working to reduce stress on fish harvest from the ocean.

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04 Jun 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: An interview with WHO

COVID-19

The World Health Organization is this week's guest in our series 'Research in the time of a pandemic'. 

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27 May 2020
Kaggle is bridging the gap between AI and medicine. Learn more about research’s role.

Innovation

Read about the AI-powered literature review that is changing how practitioners engage with research.

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22 May 2020
Research in the time of a pandemic: The researcher's role in shaping policy and communicating with the public

COVID-19

In response to coronavirus, we are launching a new series 'Research in the time of a pandemic'. Read our first interview with Dr. Emmanouil Dermitzakis, key figure in a new epidemiological research project on SARS-COV-2 virus.

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12 May 2020
SDG Interview Series: Radhika Iyengar

SN SDG Programme

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03 Apr 2020
Why the book still carries the day in the global south

SN SDG Programme

The editor of two titles in Springer's SDG book series explains why the book's promise of a long-lasting and comprehensive message is critical in the new global development agenda.

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25 Mar 2020
Why it's critical a book author interacts with stakeholders outside academia

SN SDG Programme

One book author shares why he always has a target audience in mind when doing his research and why books are essential for the maturation of thought.

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24 Mar 2020
Making a difference with a 30 day sustainability challenge

SN SDG Programme

One researcher shares what motivated him to start a sustainability challenge via his online community.

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23 Mar 2020
Why the threat climate change poses to food is a story of people

SN SDG Programme

Professor Reay shares why we should brace ourselves for many more climate change books to come and why he hopes people will come to know their food better.

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22 Mar 2020
How appealing to the human spiritual nature impacts sustainability

SN SDG Programme

One author challenges readers to embrace both spirituality and sustainability as tools for a successful existence.

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21 Mar 2020
How Springer Nature responds to public health emergencies

COVID-19

Learn more about Springer Nature's commitment to supporting the global response to emerging outbreaks.

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18 Mar 2020
Why the book will continue to have an impact on the broader public

SN SDG Programme

One Springer author shares why she chose to publish her climate  change research in book format and how it has already gathered wide online awareness.

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18 Mar 2020
Why the wide appeal and trusted nature of books can help provide solutions that can be implemented anywhere in the world

SN SDG Programme

Palgrave author Robert Brears discusses some the biggest issues society faces today, and how books are able to address them by reaching a wide variety of critical stakeholders, from other researchers and practitioners, to policymakers and concerned citizens.  

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17 Mar 2020
Why books should be the nexus of inspiration, knowledge, cases and tools

SN SDG Programme

Annabeth Aagaard, author of Palgrave title, Sustainable Business Models: Innovation, Implementation and Success, shares her thoughts on the future of books relating to climate change and why she chose to publish her research in a book format.

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12 Mar 2020
Books as a platform to engage with non-specialist audiences

SN SDG Programme

Writing a book allows one researcher to think about core messages and findings that would be useful for decision-makers and others working on climate resilience.

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10 Mar 2020
How two sustainability adventurers are getting companies on board to align profitability with sustainability

SN SDG Programme

Read our interview with two researchers and sustainability adventurers who travel the world to share more information about sustainable business models.

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08 Mar 2020
Academic Book Week: Interview with author Dr. Sven Teske, Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals

SN SDG Programme

A researcher explains how his choice to publish his book open access was in an effort to widen the audience of his work, inspiring new perspective for energy and climate policy.

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05 Mar 2020
Academic Book Week: Interview with author Prof. Dave Reay, Climate-Smart Food

SN SDG Programme

Learn more about one researcher's experience publishing his book open access in an effort to get the word out about the challenges and solutions of climate change.

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05 Mar 2020
Difficulties and failures make a great story: Lessons from Springer Nature Storytellers

podcasts

Sandro Scandolo explains how Springer Nature Storytellers helped changed his perspective on how to communicate research results.

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28 Feb 2020
Communicating your research in plain language doesn't diminish your work: Lessons from Springer Nature Storytellers

podcasts

Theoretical physicist Olga Smirnova on what she learned from participating in Springer Nature Storytellers at Berlin Science Week.

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27 Feb 2020
Memorization can only get you so far: Lessons from Springer Nature Storytellers

podcasts

Masanori Nakayama shares what he learned from participating in Springer Nature Storytellers at Berlin Science Week.

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26 Feb 2020
You have to care about the audience: Lessons from Springer Nature Storytellers

podcasts

Carlos Riofrío shares what he learned from sharing his story at the Springer Nature Storytellers event.

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25 Feb 2020
An audience likes to see the 'human' in scientists: Lessons from Springer Nature Storytellers

podcasts

Liane G. Benning shares the process she went through as part of participating in Springer Nature Storytellers at Berlin Science Week.

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24 Feb 2020
How to communicate your research more effectively

early career researchers

Science writer Stephen S. Hall has advice for researchers who want to be better communicators.

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06 Jan 2020
SDG Interview Series: Cornelia Walther on addressing sustainability with a holistic perspective

SN SDG Programme

Find out why Walther thinks non-profits need to change perspective to support sustainable development.

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18 Dec 2019
How China's eco-development can provide a guide for sustainable design worldwide

SN SDG Programme

Authors Ali Cheshmehzangi and Wu Deng discuss how their book, Eco-development in China, supports the SDGs.

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16 Dec 2019
SDG Interview Series: Jerome Krase on how gentrification affects sustainable development

SN SDG Programme

Part of the SDGs is to "leave no one behind," but many cities are currently failing at that.

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11 Dec 2019
How China's 40 years of economic reform and development support the SDGs

SN SDG Programme

One of the recipients of Springer Nature's China New Development Award explains how China is working to achieve sustainable development.

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09 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
6 Discussions you can join at this year's SpotOn Conference

events

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
Beyond Borders: Five themes you can expect from this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science event from Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave

Register now for the free event in which a panel of experts will challenge the misinformation and biases surrounding the migration debate.

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04 Nov 2019
SDG Interview Series: Katie Dain on how researchers can make their work more accessible for policy makers

SN SDG Programme

The CEO of the NCD Alliance shares her insight on how researchers, NGOs, and policy makers can best work together to improve worldwide health and sustainability.

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31 Oct 2019
Introducing the Springer 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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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
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
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
Helping amplify your voice

A lot more goes into your work than appears in the published article or book—the inspirations, the insights, the reasons for the decisions made. All of this gives context to the final published work, and gives perspective on your findings. 

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17 Jul 2019
You've published your article, now what?

journal publishing

Read what our survey of 6,500 journal authors had to say about post-publication promotion.

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11 Jul 2019
Behind the Scenes: Science on the Hill by Scientific American

events

Learn how Scientific American started their Science on the Hill event series.

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28 May 2019
Researching the Impact of Social Media on Scholarly Articles

open access

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09 Aug 2018
8 Ways Researchers in China are Utilizing Social Media

open access

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02 Aug 2018
What’s Next for Impact Factors?

metrics

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12 Jul 2018

metrics

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28 Jun 2018

metrics

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21 Jun 2018

social media

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08 Feb 2018

book publishing

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17 Nov 2017

research communication

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10 Aug 2017

social media

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14 Jun 2017

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16 Mar 2017

Innovation

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26 Jan 2017

Innovation

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29 Dec 2016

Innovation

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15 Dec 2016

book publishing

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08 Dec 2016

Innovation

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17 Oct 2016

social media

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28 Jul 2016

social media

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07 Jul 2016

research communication

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28 Apr 2016

metrics

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24 Sep 2015

metrics

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17 Sep 2015

best practices

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10 Sep 2015

author services

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09 Sep 2015

metrics

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03 Sep 2015

metrics

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20 Aug 2015

metrics

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13 Aug 2015

Innovation

An interview with the founder of Altmetric.com, Euan Adie. 

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06 Aug 2015

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