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Written by: Tina Harseim, Head of Social Media, Springer Nature Gregory Goodey, Research Analyst, Springer Nature Social media is not only a way for authors and publishers to disseminate research findings, it’s also increasingly being used by researchers to discover and read scientific content. To better understand how social media and scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) [...]

We asked Sue Duncan, Technical Editorial Advisor for Hydrogeology Journal, the official journal of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), what it's like to work with Springer at the partner level.  Tell us about IAH. What are your mission and values? IAH was founded in 1956 and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016. Our mission is [...]

By: John Cody For those wondering what the future of academic publishing might look like, the Springer Handbook of Robotics might point the way. The team behind it took a different approach from standard handbooks. The innovation, collaboration, and marketing that went into it has undoubtedly contributed to its success. The strength of the publication is [...]

  By: Jessica Monaghan Meeting the open access requirements of research funders and institutions can prove a real challenge for authors. As the increase in records in the registry of OA repository mandates and policies (ROARMAP) demonstrates, the number of organisations with OA requirements is increasing every year, meaning more and more researchers are subject [...]

Having recently been awarded a CBE for services to the Social Sciences in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list, we spoke to Professor Carol Smart about her career in academia, the impact of the social sciences, and why they’re so important as we appear to enter a post-truth period of ‘alternative facts’. Can you give [...]

Interested in learning more about the facts behind the stories you read from the media? Each month we’re pulling some of the major headlines from the news, and pairing them with research articles related to the topic. With the power of SharedIt, you'll be able to read full journal articles and share them with others! [...]

Who are our Springer authors? We took a closer look at the data in 2016 to pull together an overview of what it means to be a Springer author. What we found spans 351,000 journal articles and 12,000 books. Our authors bring research from over 21 disciplines to the scientific community. See more below in our 2016 [...]

This month’s spotlight is on our Transfer Desk Service. One journal’s rejection may be another’s discovery. Find out how the service works and benefits both authors and editors. As an author when a paper you’ve spent time and effort researching and writing gets rejected from a journal, it can be hard not to take it [...]

What does it take to get your journal article from submission to publication? How does your book go from a manuscript to a title available at your university library? When your journal partners with Springer Nature for distribution, what steps are taking place to ensure all goes smoothly? We’re answering these questions and more in [...]

Have you thought about starting a blog, but are unsure where to start? There are plenty of blog posts from academic bloggers that cover the many benefits of blogging, but if you’ve already made the decision to start – what now? Create your blog. There are many free services available that make it easy and [...]