The Best Researcher Resource Posts of 2018

As the year comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular posts this year. If you haven’t read them yet be sure to check them out before taking a bit of time to recharge. We’ll be back in 2019 to help you embark on another successful year with informative content for every researcher, author, reviewer, and/or editor.The Best Researcher Resource Posts of 2018

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The Springer Nature Review Experience

Peer review is a necessary and sometimes time-consuming job that is essential to the research process. As a peer reviewer, you take time away from your own research, daily workload, and personal life to provide feedback on papers written by your peers. At Springer Nature we are constantly working towards creating a better review process, and the best way to do that is to hear what our authors think about the review process we offer. Read on below for insights from our author satisfaction survey on peer review, including some of the many insightful comments we receive from authors. View … Read more…

Researching Peer Review with Springer Nature

We’re sharing articles from research published in Springer Nature journals that explore the topic of peer review. Read articles below for free thanks to the SharedIt links provided. In this two part paper from the Journal of Digital Imaging, Bruce I. Reiner examines how to redefine the practice of peer review through intelligent automation. If properly implemented, this peer review model could result in creation of a standardized referenceable peer review database which could further assist in customizable education, technology refinement, and implementation of real-time context and user-specific decision support. Read more from: Redefining the Practice of Peer Review Through … Read more…

Behind the Scenes: A Q&A With the Editors of SN Applied Sciences

We asked the Managing Editors of Springer Nature’s new journal SN Applied Sciences to tell us about the journal’s scope and their decision to work on the interdisciplinary publication. Nathalie Jacobs and Robert Doe, Executive Publishing Editors of the journal share information on the scope and role of the journal in the research community. How do I know if my paper is suitable for submission to SN Applied Sciences? SN Applied Sciences covers five main disciplines, which include chemistry, earth & environmental sciences, engineering, physics, and materials. If your paper fits any of these categories in the broadest sense of … Read more…

30 million downloads of open access book chapters

We’re proud to announce that there have now been more than 30 million chapter downloads across our open access (OA) books portfolio. That is for just over 500 OA books published by Springer Nature since we started tracking downloads from our official platform, SpringerLink, in 2013. We very recently published our 550th OA book. By: Christina Emery, Marketing Manager, Outreach and Open Research At Springer Nature our mission is to advance discovery and an important way in which we are doing this is via our commitment to open research and providing authors with the ability to publish open access. We offer … Read more…

5 Things to Know About the Springer Nature Brands

When it comes to choosing a publisher for your research the options can seem vast and endless. At Springer Nature we aim to give you the best publishing experience throughout every step of your research career. Starting from your first journal article to your fifth book, your research has a spot in one of our many brands that cover the breadth of disciplines and fields in the scientific publishing world. 1- We’re made up of eight distinct and unique brands that each have their own identity that fits in within the larger Springer Nature umbrella. Springer: A leading STM, humanities and social … Read more…

Researching the Impact of Social Media on Scholarly Articles

What happens when you share your article on social media? How much of an impact does it make on your research? In Tracking the digital footprints to scholarly articles from social media from Scientometrics, the authors take a closer at the important role social media has at disseminating scholarly articles. Social media plays an important role in directing people to scholarly articles, which is confirmed for the first time with real data in this study. According to our empirical study with 110 sample articles, article visits directed by social referrals account for about 12.10 % (final period) to 15.41 % (initial period) of total visits. … Read more…

8 Ways Researchers in China are Utilizing Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are likely familiar names if you’re an academic in the Western world. You’ve probably utilized one of these channels to promote your research. If you haven’t started yet, read more posts here to get started. However, fellow researchers in China do not typically have access to these platforms. China has a robust network of social media platforms. The most popular, WeChat serves as the go-to app for anything and everything including sharing updates, photos, messaging, transferring money and much more. Last year we conducted a survey at Springer Nature to gain a better understanding of how … Read more…

Answering 7 Frequently Asked Author Questions

When you’re ready to publish a journal article or book there are many questions that come up throughout the publication process. The work you’ve done is important to you and the questions you have deserve accurate responses. We want to make it easy to get the answers you need. We’ve compiled seven frequently asked questions from our authors below. Answers to any and all of your questions can be found via our Springer or Nature help desks. How much does it cost to publish in a Springer journal? If you wish to publish in an Open Access (“SpringerOpen”) journal or … Read more…

Tips from an Author: Writing a Book That Isn’t Traditionally Academic

Cliff Spiro is the author of From Bench to Boardroom: The R&D Leader’s Guide. After 15 years at GE’s Corporate Research lab as a scientist and manager, he went on to lead R&D groups in silicone rubber, halogen lamps, water, paper, energy chemicals, and semiconductor processes. We asked him a few questions about his experience writing a book for Springer Nature that falls outside of the traditional academic framework. By: Cliff Spiro 1. What was the process like for writing your book, From Bench to Boardroom? Did you pitch the idea first or already have a manuscript written? Several years ago at … Read more…