Bookmetrix summer update

Hello from steaming hot Heidelberg! This year, which marks Springer’s 175th anniversary, we are experiencing a memorably hot summer. And while writing this blog post, I’m hoping that our office cafeteria serves iced coffee in the afternoon… With this in mind I chose the following book title Cool Math for Hot Music and will use it as an example to show you the latest enhancements to our Bookmetrix platform. Thanks to a strong team of new developers who quickly grasped both the importance and the potential of Bookmetrix, new services are being prototyped and released at a high pace. So … Read more…

How do researchers use social media and scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs)?

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) are used within academia to support research activity, Springer Nature conducted a survey in February. This was in follow up to a Nature survey carried out in 2014. (The original survey can be found here: Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network) Over 3,000 researchers … Read more…

Societies and the Springer Nature experience

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 to further the understanding, wise use and protection of groundwater resources, primarily to ensure aquifer and ecological sustainability and thus long-term access to safe drinking water. Now with around 4,100 members in over 130 countries, our society has emerged as the leading organisation specialising in … Read more…