Looking ahead to 2019: Nature to celebrate 150th anniversary
London, 21 December 2018
2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the international science journal Nature.
Springer Nature announces open access agreement with Electronic Information Service National Programme
London, 21 December 2018
Springer Nature and the Hungarian Academic Consortium (EISZ) announced today an agreement that combines reading access and open access (OA) publishing in one single framework.
BMC continues to transform peer review, cutting out waste and speeding up the process
London, 18 December 2018
BMC, the first publisher to openly post named peer reviewer reports alongside articles, is announcing the launch of a formal portable peer review policy on BMC Biology. The policy aims to speed up the peer review process and decrease waste in publishing.
New award to support women working in materials and nanoscience
London, 14 December 2018
Springer Nature and NanoSMAT have launched an award to recognize early career women scientists working in materials and nansocience. The NanoSMAT Woman in Science Award, sponsored by Springer Nature, recognizes exemplary women working in the field of materials and nanotechnology science.
Nature Index 2018 reviews China’s scientific performance over the past five years
London, 13 December 2018
The Nature Index 2018 supplement on China reveals that China’s contribution to the Nature Index rose by 75% between 2012 and 2017.
Springer Nature and Publons enter wide-ranging partnership to bring greater efficiency and recognition to peer review
London, 12 December 2018
The burden on the peer review community is increasing as the volume of published research articles grows. To help address this, Springer Nature and Publons, part of Clarivate Analytics, have announced a partnership to improve the peer review process and enable peer reviewers to receive recognition for their contribution.
Springer Nature and DEAL: Considerable progress in negotiations
London, 04 December 2018
Springer Nature and Project DEAL of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany have made considerable progress in their negotiations on a groundbreaking model for publishing and reading scientific literature.
Springer Nature supports two charity projects for children with disabilities in Italy
Heidelberg | Milan, 3 December 2018
In 2018 the Julius Springer Charitable Fund donated 25,000 euro to two charitable organizations in Milan
First articles in new SN Applied Sciences journal now online
Heidelberg | Dordrecht, 22 November 2018
Springer Nature’s new broad-based interdisciplinary journal publishes its first articles
Two scientists awarded 2018 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science
London, 15 November 2018
Two courageous scientists, former naturopath Britt Hermes and coral reef expert Terry Hughes, awarded the 2018 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science
SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine publishes first articles
New York | Heidelberg, 7 November 2018
Content in new highly inclusive, broad appeal journal is now available
New award to support early career researchers making real-world impact
London, 5 November 2018
Nature Research, part of Springer Nature, in partnership with Tencent has established the Nature Research Awards for Driving Global Impact, as part of a joint commitment between the two companies to harness technological progress and to support early career scientists.
Nature Index launches first global science city ranking: Beijing number one
London, 01 November 2018
The Nature Index 2018 Science Cities supplement published in Nature today includes the first Nature Index global science city ranking.
Winners of inaugural Nature Research Awards announced
London, 30 October 2018
Mirjana Pović and the Association of Hungarian Women in Science win the first ever Nature Research Award for Inspiring Science and Innovating Science, respectively
Publications by 2018 Nobel Laureates address real-life world problems
Heidelberg | London, 9 October 2018
Springer Nature is the proud publisher of research by winners of all Nobel Prizes
Springer Nature announces new eBook collection: Intelligent Technologies and Robotics
Heidelberg | London, 12 September 2018
New and emerging research areas such as ambient intelligence, big data and human-machine collaboration will be a major focus of the new collection
Russian scientists gain access to Springer Nature content through national license agreement
Heidelberg | Moscow, 5 September 2018
A new landmark agreement ensures scientists at all academic and governmental scientific organizations in Russia have access to Springer Nature publications
30 million downloads of open access book chapters at Springer Nature
Springer Nature’s open access books have achieved the milestone of more than 30 million chapter downloads since 2013.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge to benefit from access to SpringerMaterials
London, 04 September 2018
The University of Cambridge has joined other institutions around the world in providing its students and researchers with access to SpringerMaterials, a research solution published by Springer Nature for identifying materials and their corresponding properties.
Springer Nature welcomes open letter on peer review reports
London, 29 August 2018
We are delighted to be partnering with other publishers in promoting transparency in the peer review process by signing ASAPbio’s open letter. As a leading publisher in open research, Springer Nature has long championed the move to greater transparency in peer review in particular through the BMC portfolio.
Springer Nature extends its support for ORCID to enable more authors to receive proper credit for their work
London, 23 August 2018
45 Nature Research journals to mandate ORCID iDs for all corresponding authors.
Springer Nature collaborates with IBM Watson Health to create deeper insights from cutting edge Scientific and Medical research
London, 21 August 2018
Springer Nature to collaborate with Watson Health to expand and enhance the integration of valuable genomics research content from Springer Nature to Watson’s ecosystem.
Andy Douglas returns to Springer Nature as VP Commercial for Nature Research
Newly created role brings together wide range of services
London, 8 August 2018
Following four years at Wolters Kluwer as VP Sales EMEA, Andy Douglas is rejoining Springer Nature as VP Commercial for Nature Research, the brand which includes Nature, the leading international weekly journal of science.
Springer Nature creates new role to lead on research integrity
London, 30 July 2018
As one of the largest publishers of academic research, Springer Nature has developed a new position of Research Integrity Director to ensure the growing volume of scientific content being published continues to be rigorously assessed
Nature Research and Yakult to support human microbiota research
London | Tokyo, 25 July 2018
A growing body of evidence has emerged in the last decade supporting the major role the human microbiota plays in health and disease. To encourage the development of this promising field, Nature Research and Yakult have launched a new, multi-year competitive grant programme for research into the human microbiota.
Response to recent investigation into predatory journals and fake science
London, 23 July 2018
Springer Nature welcomes the recent investigation undertaken by journalists from NDR, WDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung about the publication of scientific results in pseudo-journals.
Wellcome trials Research Data Support services with Springer Nature
London, 12 July 2018
Wellcome is partnering with Springer Nature on a pilot to support researchers to make their research datasets available to the wider research community.
Springer Nature increases its publishing choices for authors
London, 9 July 2018
Two new highly inclusive, broad appeal journals being launched to serve research community.
Report shows value of hybrid journals to research community and beyond
London, 2 July 2018
A report from Springer Nature shows that OA articles published in hybrid journals attract more downloads, citations, and attention compared with non-OA articles in hybrid journals.
Nature Research partners with NASA on a new Nature Conference on the Microbiome of the Built Environment (MoBE)
Washington, DC, 14 June
Nature Research and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be convening a new conference designed to guide NASA’s approach to interaction with and control of the Microbiome of the Built Environment (MoBE) of future spacecraft including transports, habitats, landers, rovers and spacesuits.
Competition heats up in the world of high-quality scientific research
London, 7 June
The United States is the world's largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany, according to the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables released today. These tables track by country and institution the research published in 82 high-quality journals each year.
Springer Nature works with tech industry to find innovative solutions for researchers
London | Amsterdam, 24 May 2018
Third Launchpad Meetup provides opportunity for startups to pitch ideas to support open data
Springer Nature charts rapid growth in open access articles by UK authors
London, 17 May 2018
A new report outlines how Springer Nature has been able to deliver rapid growth in gold open access (OA) articles in the UK.
Springer Nature commits to support collaborative solutions to society’s grand challenges
London | Berlin | New York, 15 May 2018
Springer Nature’s Change the World, One Article at a Time campaign will bring research on grand societal challenges to the attention of the wider research community, whilst Science and the Sustainable Cities conference connects evidence-based science with policymakers and business leaders with the aim of creating sustainable change.
500th open access book published at Springer Nature
London, 11 May 2018
Springer Nature has published its 500th open access (OA) book, marking a major milestone in its book portfolio since the launch of its dedicated OA book publication programme in 2012.
Dr Magdalena Skipper appointed new Editor-in-Chief of Nature
First female editor in its nearly 150 year history
London, 2 May 2018
Following a lengthy selection process, Dr Magdalena Skipper, Editor-in-Chief of Nature Communications, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of Nature.
Nature India celebrates ten years of advancing discovery
London, 25 April 2018
Nature India, the leading publication for research and science news from India, has celebrated its ten year anniversary, marking the milestone with a series of events in New Delhi and by publishing a special issue on grand societal challenges that sheds light on solutions to some of India's most pressing socio-economic issues.
Springer Nature acquires medical communications service provider Medidact
Houten, 25 April 2018
Springer Nature today announces the acquisition by its Springer Healthcare business of Medidact, part of Van Zuiden Communications – a medical communications agency targeting the Dutch healthcare market.
Springer Nature and ResearchGate announce new cooperation to make it easier to navigate the sharing of academic journal articles
London | Berlin, 19 April 2018
In a cooperation agreement announced today, Springer Nature and ResearchGate, along with Cambridge University Press and Thieme, will work together on the sharing of articles on the scholarly collaboration platform in a way that protects the rights of authors and publishers.
Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies launch global awards to celebrate inspirations for women in science
London | Melville, New York, 9 April 2018
Nature Research and The Estée Lauder Companies have launched two global awards today that seek to put a spotlight on both exceptional achievements of female scientists and those working to promote greater inclusiveness.
Springer Nature publishes first group-wide Responsible Business report
London, 28 March 2018
First Responsible Business report – Discover More – outlines how Springer Nature supports academic and education communities to advance learning and discovery, and reports on the environmental and social impacts of its global operations.
Researchers’ challenges in sharing data cross geographic borders and disciplines
London, 21 March 2018
A report from Springer Nature published today reveals strong support for data sharing globally, yet identifies a number of common problems amongst researchers when they endeavour to share their data.
Springer Nature publishes UK-wide gender pay gap report
London, 21 March 2018
Springer Nature today published its first gender pay gap report covering all of its UK business. On 5 April 2017, the median gender pay gap between men and women working at Springer Nature was 15.12%, against a national median gap of 18.4%.
Springer Nature and VSNU renew agreement on open access publishing
London, 12 March 2018
Springer Nature and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) have renewed their agreement to secure open access publishing for Dutch universities up to 2021.
Macmillan celebrates 175 years of publishing
February 12 2018
Macmillan publishers will celebrate their 175th anniversary in 2018.
Springer Nature launches enhanced Metadata Downloader for book and journal metadata updates and title lists
Heidelberg | London, 31 January 2018
Librarians to benefit from increased metadata quality and new features, such as the option to download journal metadata and to bookmark their settings to save time on repeated tasks
Springer Nature seeks early adopter institutions and funders to shape new research data services
London, 30 January 2018
New support services to help the research community manage and share data are being rolled out by Springer Nature. Following a successful pilot offering data deposition support to Springer Nature authors, announced in April 2017 and extended to all researchers in January 2018, a wider range of research data services are now being introduced for institutions and funders.
Biomedical researchers to benefit from new partnership between Springer Nature and BenchSci
London, 30th January 2018
Springer Nature and BenchSci, a life science machine learning startup, have announced a new partnership designed to address the challenge millions of biomedical researchers face when searching for biological products for their research in scientific papers.
Springer Nature in Heidelberg supports local charities at annual Christmas St Nicholas Market
Heidelberg, 11 January 2018
Over 26,000 euros have been raised for three women’s and children’s charities based in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region