An Early Career Researcher’s Wish List

Researchers face unique challenges at the beginning of their careers and this week we’ve asked one early career researcher (ECR), Alessia Mastrodonato, what’s on her wish list to publishers as an ECR working to get her research published. Visit our Early Career Researcher Resource Center for more custom resources and support solutions to help throughout every stage of the publishing process. I became conscious of the importance of neuroscience when I was in college in Italy and my best friend became depressed. I did not know much about his illness, but I remember that none of the medications he took … 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…

Publishing Advice for the New Scholar

This advice from former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory  provides some valuable insight from a seasoned journal editor for new scholars embarking on a long and successful publishing career. By: James Skibo Intimidating might be the feeling for young and new scholars who are looking to publish in national and international journals. The pressure to “publish or perish” in a recognized publication can cause scholars to make mistakes.   “I’ve seen a lot of first-time submissions, and there are simple rules you can follow to make sure your paper is not cast aside right away,” said Distinguished Professor … Read more…

Researching February’s News with SharedIt

Interested in learning more about the facts behind the stories you read from the media? Each month we’re pulling some of the major headlines from the news, and pairing them with research articles related to the topic. With the power of SharedIt, you’ll be able to read full journal articles and share them with others! The drought in Cape Town, South Africa has worsened, resulting in a limit of 50 liters per day of water. Learn more about the phenomenon in the region in Dimensions of drought: South African case studies from GeoJournal. Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, launched the most … Read more…

Researching January’s News with SharedIt

Interested in learning more about the facts behind the stories you read from the media? Each month we’re pulling some of the major headlines from the news, and pairing them with research articles related to the topic. With the power of SharedIt, you’ll be able to read full journal articles and share them with others! Disagreements on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) led to a government shutdown in the United States this month. Learn more about the effects of DACA in Schooling and labor market effects of temporary authorization: evidence from DACA from the Journal of Population Economics. This month … Read more…

2017’s Source Highlights

Thank you for being a reader in 2017! As we embark on a new year we’re excited to bring more engaging content and a fresh look that represents our Springer Nature family of brands. Before we kick off the new year, we’re sharing the must-read posts of the year based on our readers that you should be sure to check out if you’ve missed them. The most read post this year was Researching September’s News With SharedIt, featuring a round-up of the month’s top headlines paired with research articles that provide more information on the topic. Thanks to SharedIt all … Read more…

A holiday resource for authors

Keeping with the spirit of the season we put together a ready reckoner of sorts for our authors informing them about our reputational author services. Categorised as Pre and Post Publication, author services are listed along with a short description followed by their respective URLs. Using this resource: Simply download the PDF to activate the links to learn more about our services. Download the resource here. We hope that you find this resource useful and look forward to your feedback in the comments section. 

Productivity for Researchers: 9 Brilliant Tips

With the holidays upon us it can be difficult to bunker down and focus on work. Get set for a productive ending to your year, and an even better 2018 with these useful tips. By Stacy Konkiel At Altmetric, we provide actionable insights into the online engagement surrounding published research. In early 2017 we asked researchers to share their favorite productivity tips and tricks for tackling their to-do lists, in the hope picking up some ideas ourselves and sharing their wisdom with the wider community. Here are some of their top recommendations. 1. Use a task manager There are many … Read more…

Researching November’s News with SharedIt

Interested in learning more about the facts behind the stories you read from the media? Each month we’re pulling some of the major headlines from the news, and pairing them with research articles related to the topic. With the power of SharedIt, you’ll be able to read full journal articles and share them with others! The FIFA corruption trial began in New York courts in the United States this month. If found guilty, South American officials could face prison time. Learn more about the corruption issues in: World cup 2026 now accepting bribes: a fundamental transformation of FIFA’s world cup … Read more…

How to establish yourself as an expert in your field

Would you consider yourself an expert in your field? If not, these tips might come in handy to assert and establish yourself as a thought leader. As a researcher it is possible to feel drowned in data and to downplay your expertise in your field. As is the case in any field, communicating and engaging with your own work is key to eventually geting established as an expert. Here we put together a few tips that can help you make a name for yourself in your respective field. 1. Network at conferences From the time it’s announced until its end, … Read more…