Tag Archives: Springer Nature

Projekt DEAL and Springer Nature reach understanding on world´s largest transformative open access agreement

(22 Aug 2019) A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today between MPDL Services, on behalf of Projekt DEAL, and Springer Nature sets the scene for the world’s most comprehensive open access (OA) agreement to be finalised later this year. Reaching such an understanding has been possible through acknowledgement of the common commitment of both parties to […]


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Diverting leakage to the library subscription channel

(16 Jul 2019)  In response to the recent news of Springer Nature and ResearchGate extend content sharing pilot, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe took a deep look into this pilot project and shared her thoughts & concerns from the librarian’s point of view. Read the full article from Scholarly Kitchen here.


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Springer Nature and ResearchGate extend content sharing pilot following positive feedback

(11 Jul 2019) Springer Nature and ResearchGate today extend their content sharing pilot. The second iteration of the pilot will now see four times more Springer Nature content being rolled out across the ResearchGate platform, including content from specialized Springer journals. This enhanced accessibility means more Springer Nature authors will benefit from this partnership along with […]


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Springer Nature accelerates its transformative journey with the signing of landmark pure OA deal

(27 June 2019) New agreements agreed this week with the Bibsam consortium in Sweden and Norway’s Unit consortium take the number of Springer Nature’s read and publish deals to ten, putting the publisher firmly on the path to becoming a transformative publisher. In a first for Springer Nature, Bibsam, representing the institutional libraries, and four of […]


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Springer Nature launches new video portfolio

Springer Nature Video offers insights, research and training material from experts/ Medicine and Professional and Applied Computing will be the first video subject collections. (20 June 2019) Springer Nature is launching a new collection of educational, standalone, peer-reviewed videos on its online content platform SpringerLink. Available from July, the videos cover a wide range of content […]


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Moving towards open science needs extensive collaboration and best practice data sharing in Japan

(23 May 2019)  As the move towards open science progresses, the relevance of data sharing and data management increases. In a survey of more than 1,000 researchers in Japan, 95% say they are sharing research data, but a majority of them share only privately among their peers. A whitepaper “Challenges and Opportunities for Data Sharing in […]


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Springer Nature announces transformational agreement with Qatar National Library

(27 May 2019) Springer Nature and Qatar National Library have announced a three-year agreement that combines reading access and open access (OA) publishing in a single arrangement. The Library is leading the first consortium in the Middle East to implement such an agreement, which has enabled researchers to access a variety of journals and publishing opportunities. […]


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Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

(15 May 2019) From Springer Nature – “we are now pleased to announce an updated policy encouraging preprint sharing for Springer Nature journals. This intends to remove ambiguity on two important points. First, we now make it clear that authors may choose any licence for preprints, including Creative Commons licences. Licensing choice will not impede consideration […]


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Springer Nature seeks views on new approach aimed at accelerating the transition to open access

(8 May 2019)  In a blog published today, Springer Nature sets out a new approach to research publishing with the goal of increasing the demand from authors to immediately publish their research open access (OA) and growing the supply of journals able to publish OA, potentially enabling even highly selective journals such as Nature to transition to OA. The […]


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Content sharing at Springer Nature goes from strength to strength

(18 Apr 2019)  Sharing tool SN SharedIt enabled 7 million views of research articles in 2018. SharedIt was used by Springer Nature authors, its subscribers and its media partners to create over 7 million free sharable links to content in 2018. These links, which can also be shared on authors’ websites and on social media, were […]


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Springer Nature and DrugPatentWatch partner to provide patent information for drug database

(11 Apr 2019)  A new module focusing on patents has been added to the drug pipeline tool AdisInsight. The module allows users to find out which drugs have been patented and when regulatory protection may expire. “Drug patent information can help key stakeholders in the drug discovery process understand the impact of patent expiry on the competitive […]


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Springer Nature publishes its first machine-generated book

(2 April 2019, London; Heidelberg) Springer Nature published its first machine-generated book in chemistry. The book prototype provides an overview of the latest research in the rapidly growing field of lithium-ion batteries. The content is a cross-corpus auto-summarization of a large number of current research articles in this discipline. Serving as a structured excerpt from […]


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ResearchGate and Springer Nature embark on pilot to deliver seamless discovery and an enhanced reading experience

(1 March 2019)  ResearchGate and Springer Nature are partnering to pioneer innovative access models for scientific content in the rapidly evolving research ecosystem. Full-text articles published in select Nature journals since November 2017 will be rolled out to researchers’ ResearchGate profiles starting now and completed by March 7, making it easier to read or download research […]


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Springer Nature expands its nanotechnology research solution with the inclusion of over 22 million patents

(26 February 2019)  A new module has now been added to the nanotechnology research database Nano. The patent module allows users to sort through over 22 million nano-related patents across all major jurisdictions and languages. This means that researchers can find patents from areas highly affected by nanotechnology, narrow their search by country, filing year and jurisdiction, […]


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Mixed realities, virtual reality, and augmented reality in scholarly publishing: an interview with Markus Kaindl and Martijn Roelandse

(17 January 2019) For many of us, augmented reality is primarily associated with gaming and other forms of online entertainment. But it is also increasingly being used in scholarly publishing — in expected and unexpected ways. Springer Nature has been experimenting with this, and anyone who visited their booth at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) had […]


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