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Springer Nature strengthens its position in conference proceedings and driving OA publishing with purchase of Atlantis Press

Springer Nature has acquired Atlantis Press, an open access (OA) publisher specialising in conference proceedings and journal publishing, founded in 2006 in Paris.

Berlin | London | Paris | Amsterdam, 10th March 2021 

Springer Nature has acquired Atlantis Press, an open access (OA) publisher specialising in conference proceedings and journal publishing, founded in 2006 in Paris. Containing more than 1,200 conference proceedings, the Atlantis Press portfolio is a valuable addition to Springer Nature’s book portfolio. It will further strengthen Springer Nature’s position as a leader in the conference proceedings market, where it already publishes over 1,800 titles a year, and its leadership position in open access publishing.

Atlantis Press has a strong focus on global emerging markets across the STM disciplines and Social Sciences. Its portfolio of 17 different proceedings series and over 130,000 proceedings articles is recognised around the world. In addition, Atlantis Press has a small but fast growing open access journal business which will also transfer to Springer Nature. The acquisition follows a book-partnership and a co-publication deal signed between the two companies in 2010 and 2018 which saw a total of 115 Atlantis Press print titles hosted as eBooks on SpringerLink and distributed via Springer Nature channels. 

“As the largest OA publisher, the largest publisher of academic books, and a leader in the publication of conference proceedings, I am delighted to welcome Atlantis Press into the Springer Nature family.  With our global distribution networks and discoverability platforms such as SpringerLink we look forward to enabling more people than ever to read and use these important publications, in particular those from the scientific and scholarly communities in emerging countries,” said Niels Peter Thomas, Managing Director Books, Springer Nature.

“As one of the first genuine Open Access publishers, Atlantis Press has established itself in markets mainly in South-East Asia as a trusted source and an innovative publisher of STM proceedings, journals and books. I am very happy to see Atlantis Press join forces with Springer Nature, as its excellent reputation and worldwide publishing, marketing and sales network, will leverage the current Atlantis Press products,” said Zeger Karssen, President and Owner of Atlantis Press.


About Atlantis Press

Atlantis Press is a global open access publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content which was founded in Paris in 2006. Our mission is to support the advancement of scientific, technical and medical research by contributing to a more efficient and effective dissemination and exchange of knowledge both for the research community and society at large. To date, Atlantis Press has published more than 1,200 proceedings across 17 different proceedings series. Its platform now contains more than 140,000 articles in total, generating millions of downloads every month.

About Springer Nature

For over 175 years Springer Nature has been advancing discovery by providing the best possible service to the whole research community. We help researchers uncover new ideas, make sure all the research we publish is significant, robust and stands up to objective scrutiny, that it reaches all relevant audiences in the best possible format, and can be discovered, accessed, used, re-used and shared. We support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data; and provide quality publishing support to societies. 

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