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December 1, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature completes acquisition of Research Square Company. After a long partnership and period of partial ownership of Research Square Company, Springer Nature has increased its investment in Research Square Company to take full ownership. RSC comprises American Journal Experts, which provides best-in-class AI-powered and professionally delivered author solutions, and Research Square, the world's number one multi-disciplinary preprint platform. [Full Announcement].

November 28, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature continues open access drive in Latin America. Springer Nature has agreed its first transformative agreement in Mexico with partner Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in Mexico. The TA is also the largest institutional TA for Latin America to date, showing extended support for open access (OA) across the Americas. It follows the publishers' first TAs in Canada and Latin America - Colombia - earlier this year, and its landmark agreement with the University of California in 2020. These agreements show clear commitment across all Americas to OA and increase the reach and impact for their research outputs. [Full Announcement].

November 21, 2022

Springer Nature Pioneering OA agreement in Asia signed between Springer Nature and Japanese universities, including the University of Tokyo. Springer Nature has agreed the largest Transformative Agreement in Japan with 10 institutions participating in an innovative pilot. This will see nearly 900 articles published OA in the coming year, marking a significant step forward to Open Science in the region. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2022

Springer Nature Extension of partnership with Code Ocean will help Springer Nature authors to better share their code and data. Following a successful trial, Springer Nature is extending its partnership with Code Ocean to better integrate code deposition and peer review with the manuscript submission process. Authors from select Nature portfolio titles will now have the option to share their code and data using the code ocean platform when they submit to one of the participating journals, and receive expert support to do so. [Full Announcement].

Springer Nature Nature authors can now seamlessly share their data. Springer Nature and Figshare announced a new integrated route for data deposition at Nature Portfolio titles to help address this problem and encourage researchers to share data rather than seeing it as a hurdle to article publication. Following the success of the pilot, this streamlined integration is now being extended. Authors submitting to the Nature Portfolio journals, including Nature, in the fields of life, health, chemical and physical sciences will now be able to easily opt into data sharing, via Figshare, as part of one integrated submission process. [Full Announcement].

November 12, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature and The Lens partner to accelerate use of science to advance solutions to global challenges. Springer Nature and The Lens announced a major partnership that will give better insights into how academic research and data can accelerate innovative problem solving with economic and social outcomes. By better connecting science, investment and enterprise open data, the partnership aims to provide the insight needed by diverse stakeholders to coordinate their capabilities to deliver evidence-based action for climate change and other global challenges. Through this partnership, The Lens' open knowledge platform of hundreds of millions of patents and publications will be further linked with Springer Nature's database of tens of millions of pieces of scholarly literature. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature Joins PubHive Document Delivery Service. PubHive announced an agreement with Springer Nature to make Springer Nature journal articles available via PubHive's new document delivery service that will launch in the coming months. The agreement will enable PubHive to better serve its growing base of life science corporate customers by providing direct purchasing, fulfillment, copyright royalty payment services, and subscription-related resources for Springer Nature content that is purchased via PubHive Navigator, the company's cloud-based workflow automation platform. [Full Announcement].

September 7, 2022

Springer Nature Success of transformative agreement between Springer Nature and Projekt DEAL means 2019 partnership extended for fourth year. In 2019 Springer Nature and Germany's Projekt DEAL signed what was at the time the world's largest, most comprehensive, transformative agreement. Encompassing 2,500 journals with the expectation of enabling 13,000 articles to be published open access each year, it reflected the commitment of both parties to the principles of open science and advancing the transition to OA. The success of the agreement can be seen in that 97% of affiliated authors with eligible universities and institutions in Germany took advantage of the opportunity to publish their articles OA without needing to pay an APC. In addition, in 2021 the agreement saw over 16,000 (+13% on 2020) new research articles in Springer Nature's fully OA and hybrid journals made freely and openly accessible for scholars everywhere - 60% of all the articles published under DEAL agreements. [Full Announcement].

August 30, 2022

Springer Nature Martin Mos to retire from Springer Nature after nearly 20 years with the company. Marc Spené to join as new Chief Operating Officer. Publishing industry veteran Martin Mos, Chief Operating Officer and Management Board member of Springer Nature, is retiring after 19 years with the company and more than 30 years in the publishing industry. Martin's numerous successes include overseeing the company's digital transformation, the creation of an industry leading technology and production approach and leading the health and professional businesses to commercial success. Martin will be succeeded by Marc Spenlé who will join Springer Nature as Chief Operating Officer and Management Board Member on September 15. Marc, who was previously Chief Digital and Information Officer for Barco NV, brings a wealth of experience from the technology and telecoms industries where he held senior operational roles and led digital transformations working in multiple geographies. [Full Announcement].

July 29, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature expands AI-driven digital editing services to books authors and editors for free. Springer Nature has today announced a new pilot with American Journal Experts (AJE)* which will see its AI-driven editing services being made freely available to book authors and editors. It will enable authors to have their manuscripts improved by grammatical errors being corrected as well as improving phrasing and word choice. The service will allow them to spend less time preparing their work for publication and have more time doing the research that drives society forwards. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature and University of California announce first Nature open access agreement in the Americas. Building on the success of their 2020 landmark agreement, Springer Nature and the University of California announce that UC authors will now have the option to publish their research open access (OA) in the prestigious Nature titles. Through an extension of the 2020 deal, UC researchers will receive financial support toward open access publishing costs when publishing in the Nature portfolio, in addition to the titles covered in the original agreement. In 2021, this shared funding model resulted in a three-fold increase in UC open access articles in Springer Nature's portfolio of over 2,200 hybrid journals and over 500 Springer Nature fully OA journals. UC researchers published over 1,300 OA articles in Springer Nature journals in 2021, up from 400 in 2020. UC is now on track for an even greater number of open access articles to be published in 2022 and beyond. [Full Announcement].

April 18, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature and Figshare announce pilot to improve data sharing. Springer Nature and Figshare have launched a free pilot to better support authors in making their data openly available. Authors submitting to a number of Nature research journals and Academic Journals will now be able to easily opt into data sharing, via Figshare, as part of one integrated submission process. [Full Announcement].

March 3, 2022

Springer Nature More than 530 Springer Nature Journals now integrated with Research Square's In Review Service. Research Square's innovative In Review service has expanded to include more than 500 Springer Nature journal titles. The milestone was surpassed this week after 48 additional Springer Nature journals were integrated into the service. Authors submitting their papers to more than 530 participating Springer Nature journals benefit from sharing their research upon submission, while also increasing transparency in the peer-review process. [Full Announcement].

January 31, 2022

Springer Nature Springer Nature creates role of Chief Solutions Officer to accelerate knowledge discovery. Springer Nature created a new senior role to support its development of digital solutions and innovative platforms for the research community. Leading an expanded team, Harsh Jegadeesan will join the company from SAP on February 1st as Chief Solutions Officer, reporting into the Chief Executive. This forms part of the company's wider commitment to advancing discovery and accelerating the transition to open research. [Full Announcement].

October 7, 2021

Springer Nature Springer Nature reconnects physically and virtually at Frankfurt Book Fair 2021. For this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, Springer Nature has created a programme of virtual events on hot topics and trends facing the publishing industry and will also be present during the actual fair with a physical booth. [Full Announcement].

June 29, 2021

Springer Nature Springer Nature introduces trans inclusive name change policy. Springer Nature has today announced the launch of its inclusive author name change policy (1), which will enable transgender authors and those authors at risk (2) to retroactively update their name on the version of record (VOR) and associated metadata in all Springer Nature journals, books and conference proceedings. [Full Announcement].

April 19, 2021

Springer Nature Springer Nature launches new publication portal for dissertations. Researchers wishing to publish their dissertation or postdoctoral thesis with Springer Nature can now benefit from a new streamlined and author-friendly publication portal. BookSubMarine (Submitted book Manuscripts are in evaluation) supports authors of theses in STM (Science Technology Medicine) and HSS (Humanities Social Sciences) throughout the entire publication process. Prospective authors submit the required data to the portal, such as their manuscript and a review, and select the desired publication model (Open Access, Basic or Premium). The submission is carefully assessed by expert editors, and following successful evaluation authors receive their contract [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2021

Springer Nature Springer Nature and UC Berkeley Library sign new open access book partnership. Springer Nature has signed its first ever institutional open access (OA) book agreement with the University of California, Berkeley Library. The agreement will cover a broad range of book titles across all disciplines — from humanities and social sciences to sciences, technology and mathematics and, starting in 2021 and running for at least three years, will provide open access funding to UC Berkeley affiliated authors. The open access book titles will publish under the Springer, Palgrave, and Apress imprints, with initial titles set to publish later this year. [Full Announcement].

March 10, 2021

Springer Nature 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. 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. [Full Announcement].

November 24, 2020

Springer Nature Springer Nature announces gold open access options for Nature journals from January 2021. Springer Nature announced that German authors would be able to publish their primary research open access in Nature and the Nature research journals, thanks to a ground-breaking agreement with the Max Planck Digital Library. Whilst highly effective in transitioning articles to open access, transformative agreements like this can be complicated and take time to put in place. In recognition of this, Springer Nature today announces that authors seeking to publish OA in Nature and the Nature research journals will no longer have to wait. [Full Announcement].