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The Peer Review Week 2017 celebrates the importance of peer review in maintaining the quality and accuracy of science. Today we shed light on the Peer Review process in Conference Proceedings. Written by Aliaksandr Birukou Conference Proceedings can be a great format for publishing important and valuable research and communicating new results much faster than [...]

Did you know that it has been five years since Springer launched an open access books programme? To commemorate this landmark we feature the story of our first Open Access book and the benefits of publishing Open Access.   Written by Christina Emery  A year before the official launch of its OA books programme in [...]

The Source has launched a new series which details how authors can better promote their work (and themselves!). As part of this series, we will be featuring tips and tricks to author self-promotion and advancing discovery of their work. Today we look at one of the most prominent professional networking sites, LinkedIn.  Are you under the impression [...]

We’re excited to have the opportunity to spotlight the International Chemical Identifer (InChI), a project of IUPAC and the InChI Trust. This descriptor aims to make naming conventions for chemical compounds and reactions more streamlined. Here, Josef Eiblmaier, Valentina Eigner-Pitto, Hans Kraut from InfoChem and Samuel Winthrop, an expert in the field, explain how InChI is helping [...]

What does it take to get your journal article from submission to publication? How does your book go from a manuscript to a title available at your university library? When your journal partners with Springer Nature for distribution, what steps are taking place to ensure all goes smoothly? We’re answering these questions and more in [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

By: John Cody For those wondering what the future of academic publishing might look like, the Springer Handbook of Robotics might point the way. The team behind it took a different approach from standard handbooks. The innovation, collaboration, and marketing that went into it has undoubtedly contributed to its success. The strength of the publication is [...]

  By: Jessica Monaghan Meeting the open access requirements of research funders and institutions can prove a real challenge for authors. As the increase in records in the registry of OA repository mandates and policies (ROARMAP) demonstrates, the number of organisations with OA requirements is increasing every year, meaning more and more researchers are subject [...]