Books - Charitable Donations

Springer Nature author payments

At Springer Nature, book authors have the option to waive their payments at contract stage, instead directing the amount to be split between the following chosen charities:


Save the children

Save the Children

exists to help every child get the future they deserve. Around the world, they make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning, so children can become who they want to be.

  • Every child has the right to learn.
  • Every child should have good food to fuel their imagination.
  • Every child should have medicine when they're sick.

Research for Life


exists to cultivate an inclusive, diverse and equitable scholarly communications environment which enables researchers from lower income countries to address societal challenges. Since 2002 Research4Life has played a critical role in facilitating free or low-cost access to vital subscription resources for not-for-profit institutions in lower income countries. Many hurdles remain in place for researchers in the Global South and there is growing urgency to increase research participation from underrepresented regions in working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.



is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together. To achieve their mission, they are finding ways to help transform the future for the world’s wildlife, rivers, forests and seas; pushing for a reduction in carbon emissions that will avoid catastrophic climate change; and pressing for measures to help people live sustainably, within the means of our one planet.

Doctors without borders

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. They offer assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors and is currently working in over 70 countries worldwide with a movement of more than 63,000 people.


Initiative inspired by

This initiative emerged after Springer Nature Publishing Editors noticed calls from individual authors for the option to donate their payments to charity. We have worked across multiple teams, locations and stakeholder groups to create a global process to facilitate these donations. 

This project serves as an example of Springer Nature’s commitment to acting sustainably: listening to the needs of our author communities, and facilitating initiatives that have a positive impact on the society around us. 

For further information on the scheme, and how to get involved, please contact your Springer Nature Publishing Editor.