Tag Archives: Springer Nature

China’s problem with fake research papers

(11 August 2017) Writing for the Globe and Mail, Frank Ching, a Hong Kong journalist  considers fabricated papers in medical journals with fake peer reviews written by fabricated specialists. In April, Springer Nature announced that it was retracting 107 research papers by Chinese authors after discovering irregularities in the peer-review process of articles published in […]


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Springer Nature sponsors first Singapore Three Minute Thesis competition

(14 June 2017, Singapore) Twenty PhD candidates from Singapore will gather on 4 August 2017 at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) for the 2017 Singapore Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The competition challenges participants to explain their research thesis in a clear and engaging three-minute talk aimed at non-specialists. The main prize, which is sponsored […]


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Figshare launches new tool for publishers to support open research

(27 April 2016, London, UK and New York, USA) Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, today launched a new tool that enables authors to share their research outputs more efficiently during the publishing process. Springer Nature are the first publisher to pilot this new data submission portal and have worked closely with Figshare […]


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Springer Nature forges strategic cooperation with three Chinese universities in support of China’s “double world-class” program

(9 March 2017, Shanghai) Springer Nature has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) on strategic cooperation with Shanghai Jiaotong University, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Beijing Union Medical College and Tsinghua University School of Medicine in Shanghai and Beijing this week. The signing of these MOUs is intended to assist the three universities in […]


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Recommended: Connecting researchers with the research that matters to them

(23 February 2017, London | Heidelberg) Recommended, a new service which connects the research community with the most relevant content, is launched by Springer Nature today.  The service has been developed in response to the extensive and rapid increase in published research which makes it difficult for researchers to keep up to date with developments […]


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Figshare has new partnership with Springer Nature to make research more accessible

(15 December 2016) Figshare has announced a new partnership with Springer Nature to support BioMed Central and SpringerOpen authors who wish to openly share their supplementary data. Figshare is  now hosting additional files from more than 300 BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals. This new service to authors and readers will: Improve the online display of […]


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Over 600 Springer Nature journals commit to new data sharing policies

(6 December 2016, London) More than 600 journals across Nature Research, Springer, BioMed Central and Palgrave Macmillan have committed to encouraging good practice in the sharing and archiving and citation of research data by adopting new Springer Nature research data policies. The text of the policies has today been made available under a Creative Commons […]


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Retractions from Springer and BioMed Central journals

(1 November 2016, London) Springer and BioMed Central are retracting 58 articles published across seven journals this week, after a thorough investigation which revealed evidence of plagiarism, peer review and authorship manipulation, suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. After receiving allegations of plagiarism confined […]


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We’ve SharedIt! Springer Nature completes integration of its content sharing initiative across its entire owned portfolio of over 1,300 journals

(17 October 2016, London) Springer Nature has rolled out its free content sharing initiative, now named SharedIt, to all of the Springer Nature-owned portfolio and over one thousand additional co-owned and partner-owned journals. This now encompasses over 2,300 journals and enables authors and subscribers to post links to free-to-read versions of primary research articles anywhere, […]


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Springer Nature and journal editors team up in project for developing countries

(21 September 2016, Heidelberg | New York)  A new initiative started by Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences will enable people in developing countries to gain access to safe drinking water. For every review completed for a paper in the journal in 2017, Springer Nature will donate one household water filter – on behalf of the […]


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Springer Nature partners with Publons

(12 August 2016) Springer Nature teaming up with Publons in a 12-month pilot to revive peer review and speed up science. Peer review matters. Expert peer review improves the work of others and protects the world from harmful science that can set back advances in human understanding by decades. Springer Nature, like Publons, are committed […]


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Springer Nature to extend content sharing to whole Springer Nature-owned journal portfolio

(22 March 2016, London) Springer Nature announces today that it will extend its year-long nature.com content sharing trial to enable its research articles to be freely shared with all researchers and the wider public via its authors, subscribers and global media partners. Authors and subscribers will be able to share content from over 2,700 journals […]


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Springer Nature hits milestone of 200,000 ORCID identifiers

(7 January 2016, London) Springer Nature has reached an important new milestone, with over 200,000 ORCID identifiers in use for journal article submissions as of 1 January 2016. This follows November’s announcement that Springer Nature will be the first publisher to enable all Springer and Palgrave Macmillan authors and editors to apply their ORCID IDs […]


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Springer Nature and the Confederation of Indian Industry partner to release the first ever Nature Index report on science in India

(3 December 2015, London)  The Nature Index analytics report Indian Science Ascending is the first of a new style of reports that further probe data from the Nature Index http://www.natureindex.com/) to answer questions about India’s place in global science, especially when compared with countries that have similar volumes of index output in 2014 and with […]


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Springer Nature implements ORCID unique digital identifiers for books and chapters

(2 November 2015) Springer Nature will collaborate with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) to provide the work of book authors, chapter authors and book editors with digital identifiers, ensuring the recognition of their work. These identifiers can be linked to the researcher’s contributions to enhance scientific discovery and collaboration within the research community. Springer […]


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