Bookmetrix Makes an Impact on 2016

By: Martijn Roelandse, Head of Publishing Innovation With the year-end in sight, it’s time to draw up the scores for Bookmetrix. It has been an energizing year with many new features and developments. Probably the most popular one is the Print book report, an easy way to print a summary of the reach and impact of your books. And boy was it in demand; we had 16,000 book report requests in the first month alone! Meanwhile we are adding more data to the platform so we can better service you in 2017. For example, book and conference series information, country and institution information, and … Read more…

Making research more accessible with Figshare

By: Iain Hrynaszkiewicz We want to enable all of our authors and editors to publish the best research and promote wider access to research data, and other materials that support publications. To help achieve this we have introduced enhanced display and discovery of supplementary materials (additional files) in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals, in partnership with Figshare. We are now depositing additional files from more than 300 BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals in Figshare. This new service to authors and readers will: Improve the online display of articles Improve readership of and engagement with published articles Increase the discoverability of … Read more…

Amazon Answers for Book Authors

When you’ve come to the end of the publication process, and it’s time to see your book sold to colleagues, students, and researchers we know there are many questions about how we get your book to Amazon. We asked the Product & Metadata Management team to explain the processes that brings your book from our internal databases to the worldwide used website. What books are on the Amazon websites? All Springer and Palgrave books are sent to Amazon worldwide through what we call a data feed. The only exception is our MyCopy titles. What is a “data feed” and how … Read more…