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Rising temperatures, pollution, the refugee crisis, poverty—in looking at the issues of today’s world, I have often felt an urgent need to help in some way.

Our Open Choice program allows authors to publish open access in the majority of Springer's subscription-based journals. Not familiar? Brush up on these key facts:

Ever been curious to know what it takes to launch a new journal?

We interviewed Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Editor-in-Chief of both Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine and Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, to learn more about what motivated him in launching his two Springer journals and what the process involved.

Late last year, Springer organized an internal virtual team spanning different continents dedicated to building reviewer resources, recognition and rewards (what we took to calling the “three R’s of reviewer needs”) in November of 2014.

Research videos can be an important tool in your research, but with the state of video on the web it may seem as though cats run things. There are over 2 million cat videos on YouTube, and we think research videos deserve a larger slice of that pie. Scientific publishing is constantly evolving, and as we look to the future we want to create the best, most useful videos possible, videos that will make an impact on your life as a researcher and scientist.

Some thoughts on "Peer Review Week" and what we've been working toward at Springer and BioMed Central:

A couple of months ago, at the London Book Fair, Springer and Altmetric launched a new platform to measure book impact: Bookmetrix. But what is Bookmetrix exactly, and what can data can you see? Read on to learn more.

Historically we (Author & Partner Marketing and Services) have communicated via quarterly newsletters. But in a world where news breaks in an instant, that’s just not good enough—not engaging, not time-sensitive. So we gave it a lot of thought. And we started this blog.