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Springer Nature is a leading academic and educational publisher serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers and professionals around the world. It is Springer Nature’s mission to help the community to discover, learn and achieve more. We serve this cause by making knowledge accessible across our three business areas of Research, Education and Professional.

Springer Nature advances discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, supporting the development of new areas of knowledge, responding to the needs of the research community and making ideas and information accessible around the world. Our research publications include the respected Nature Research portfolio. Each year we handle more than 1 million article submissions and publish around 300,000 articles across almost 3,000 journals and 13,000 books. We are the largest open access research publisher and home to Scientific Reports, one of the world’s largest OA journals. Last year, our content platforms were visited almost 2 million times per day.

Our History

Our History

Springer Nature was created in May 2015 through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

Springer Nature has roots and values built over 175 years from its respected and established portfolio of brands.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Through our Code of Conduct and other internal policies and guidance, the principals of responsible governance, compliance with laws and ethical business conduct are embedded throughout our organisation. 

Our Management

Our Management

Springer Nature’s Management Board oversee the business strategy and global operations. Find out more about its members here.

Supervisory Board

Supervisory Board

Springer Nature’s Supervisory Board supervises the management of the company. The Supervisory Boards include three independent members and with a wide range of skills and years of experience, members of both the Supervisory Board and the Management Board are ideally placed to promote the long term success of the company.

Our Business


As a research publisher we are advancing discovery by publishing robust and insightful research, developing new areas of knowledge and making research accessible.


In Education, we support students, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning by providing them with high quality content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats.


As a professional content provider, we are one of the leading content and solution providers in the areas of medicine, transport, business and engineering.

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