Open Access Books: Open Access in order to…

By: Christina Emery, Marketing Manager, OA Books This week is Open Access Week, a global event that encourages the discussion of open access (OA) amongst researchers and the scholarly community. This year’s theme for OA Week asks the question, ‘Open access in order to…?’ Whilst OA is more established for journal publishing, it is still relatively new for academic books. So, from a publisher’s perspective, why does Springer Nature offer an OA option for book authors? We have been publishing OA books and chapters under our SpringerOpen and Palgrave Macmillan imprints since 2011 and just this week published our 400th OA … Read more…

We’re delivering on open access. Will you join us?

By: Steven Inchcoombe, Chief Publishing Officer at Springer Nature At the start of 2017 Open Access Week, today we’re delighted to announce that we have reached a significant milestone in advancing discovery through open research. In four European countries, over 70% of Springer Nature’s journal articles are being immediately published (gold) open access. This includes: Over 77% of corresponding authors based in the UK Over 90% of corresponding authors based in Sweden Over 84% of corresponding authors based in the Netherlands Over 73% of corresponding authors based in Austria The rise of open access as a publishing model is not … Read more…

The Best Book Proposals

Whether it’s your first book or your tenth, writing up a proposal for it can seem like a daunting task. Tomas, a commissioning editor at Palgrave makes it easier by breaking down the various components that come together to form the best book proposals. By: Tomas René, Commissioning Editor for Palgrave Macmillan  A book proposal is really your chance to ‘sell’ your project, so it’s important to be as clear and engaging as possible right from the start.  Below is a step-by-step guide, taking you through the various sections of Palgrave’s proposal template. Name and affiliation Surprisingly, these details are often … Read more…