Behind the scenes of the Springer Nature Storytellers Program

In honor of World Storytelling Day (March 20), we asked The Story Collider’s Artistic Director, Erin Barker, to share her behind-the-scenes experience working with Springer Nature authors in preparation for our live storytelling events as part of the Springer Nature Storytellers program. Erin remarks on a single moment from a story told by Col. Robert Lim, explaining how personal stories have the power to humanize science in an unparalleled way. You can browse more stories, from our Before the Abstract podcast here. Written by Erin Barker At the Story Collider’s “Surgeons” show with Springer Nature Storytellers in 2016, military surgeon Col. Rob … Read more…

5 author benefits from Springer Nature’s pilot with ResearchGate

Springer Nature is the first major publisher to reach an agreement with ResearchGate to provide greater access to their users, pioneering innovative access models for scientific content in the rapidly evolving research ecosystem. Read the full press release and learn more below about how this partnership benefits authors and how it’s helping the academic community advance discovery. 1. Full-text of select Nature articles published since November 2017 are automatically available via ResearchGate profiles during the pilot period. Springer Nature will upload all the necessary content, meaning that authors will not have to do anything to make their work available. 2. Select … Read more…

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2019

This International Women’s Day, Springer Nature is shining a spotlight on women in STEM with an interview series sharing the thoughts of more than 50 women who have published with Springer Nature. Read the full series in our Women in STEM feature. You can also listen to the true, personal stories of over 30 women on our Springer Nature Storytellers International Women’s Day podcast playlist. In 2017, Insa Thiele-Eich was selected from more than 400 female applicants as one of two finalists in the privately financed initiative “Die Astronautin”, which is Germany’s first female astronaut. One of the two women is … Read more…

Academic books and big picture thinking

Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) is a week-long celebration of the diversity, variety and influence of academic books throughout history run by the Booksellers Association, returning for a fourth year from 4-9 March 2019. This week, we are recognizing the important role of academic books, including how they engage critical audiences such as the media and policy-makers, as well as reflecting on their evolution and what the future might hold for this research format. We asked Brendan George, Publisher, Philosophy for Palgrave Macmillan (as part of Springer Nature), to give us his thoughts on the value and future of the academic … Read more…

Academic Book Week: Tips for Academic Book Authors

Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) is a week-long celebration of the diversity, variety and influence of academic books throughout history run by the Booksellers Association, returning for a fourth year from 4-9 March 2019. This week on The Source, we are recognizing the important role of academic books, including how they engage critical audiences such as the media and policy-makers, as well as reflecting on their evolution and what the future might hold for this research format. This blog focuses on open access book publishing. Springer Nature publishes open access books and chapters under its SpringerOpen, Palgrave Macmillan and Apress imprints. … Read more…

Getting started on an academic book: five questions to ask

Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) is a week-long celebration of the diversity, variety and influence of academic books throughout history run by the Booksellers Association, returning for a fourth year from 4-9 March 2019. This week on The Source, we are recognizing the important role of academic books, including how they engage critical audiences such as the media and policy-makers, as well as reflecting on their evolution and what the future might hold for this research format. This article was originally posted on the Nature Jobs blog. Turning your academic book ‘idea’ into a solid concept can be done, says Jessica … Read more…

Why ‘a book’ is resistant to change, and other thoughts from our Editorial Director for Social Science books at Palgrave

Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) is a week-long celebration of the diversity, variety and influence of academic books throughout history run by the Booksellers Association, returning for a fourth year from 4-9 March 2019. This week, we are recognizing the important role of academic books, including how they engage critical audiences such as the media and policy-makers, as well as reflecting on their evolution and what the future might hold for this research format. We asked Tamsine O’Riordan, Editorial Director, Social Science books for Palgrave Macmillan (as part of Springer Nature), to give us her thoughts on the value and future … Read more…

Service Spotlight: A Q&A on the Transfer Desk

We recently had the chance to chat with Louisa Flintoft, the new Editorial Director for Submissions—which includes responsibility of the Transfer Desk. Dr. Flintoft holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Genetics, and has worked across Springer Nature, which positions her well for a role spanning the entire Springer Nature group. What do you think sets the Springer Nature Transfer Desk apart from other services? The Transfer Desk provides a proactive service to authors who have not been successful with their initial choice of journal, by helping them to find a good fit for their paper. We do not just provide authors with … Read more…

The Approaching Horizon of Research Data in Europe and Beyond

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Last month the 14th Academic Publishing Conference in Europe was held in Berlin, Germany.  Grace Baynes, Vice President of Data and New Product Development at Springer Nature, was there to provide insights on research data and make a compelling case on why openly sharing those data is valuable. Her talk focused on researchers’ attitudes and the challenges globally that will affect access to research data in the future. New mandates and policies in Europe that support greater access to research data, are evidence that the value of research data, both financially and in the way open data accelerates the speed … Read more…

Let’s be Open about Data Sharing

We’re recognizing Love Data Week (February 11-15) and this year’s theme is ‘data in everyday life.’ We’ve asked several researchers who participated in our Better Science Through Better Data event to reflect on the importance of data sharing in their own lives. We’ll be sharing their stories all week so keep checking back! Written by Claudia Wolff In November 2018, I was invited to give a lightning talk at the #scidata18 conference. My first open data conference ever. This invitation made me start thinking about my personal perspective of data sharing from an early career researcher point of view; what it … Read more…