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 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…