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September 15, 2020

(Springer Nature) month marks 20 years since Palgrave Macmillan revived the Palgrave name, continuing a long tradition of publishing the leading thinkers in the humanities, social sciences and business. Today, Palgrave Macmillan publishes more than 2,200 books and 50 journals every year and is the leading imprint in Springer Nature's humanities and social science portfolio.Building on an illustrious list of publications across its more than 175 year Macmillan heritage — including The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Keynes's The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Palgrave's Golden Treasury, The Statesman's Yearbook and The British General Election series — Palgrave Macmillan publishes books, journals and major reference works across a wide spectrum of disciplines, with a focus on promoting interdisciplinarity.

September 9, 2020

(Springer Nature) Springer Nature and ResearchGate have agreed to move forward with a long-term content syndication partnership starting in Q4 of 2020. This cooperation expands the scope of a two-phase pilot, which began in 2019 and has been evaluated in a white paper. The partnership will enable content delivery of the version-of-record (VoR) articles directly to ResearchGate publication pages. Entitled users will be able to download and read the VoR of articles published in Springer journals from the past five years, and all Nature-branded research journals from the past three years, on ResearchGate; new articles will be made available on a daily basis as they are published. Non-entitled users will be able to access an enhanced abstract of the article on ResearchGate, which includes metadata, abstract, figures and captions and the full first page. By combining Springer Nature's expertise in publishing high-quality research with ResearchGate's online platform for millions of scientists, both organisations aim to deliver an enhanced and seamless experience for the communities they serve.

August 25, 2020

(Springer Nature) As the largest OA publisher of primary research, Springer Nature continues to drive forward the sustainable transition to OA for all authors regardless of discipline. Springer Nature now has 11 national TAs in place, the most out of any publisher. Recent data has shown that across the 8 countries with a national TA live in 2019, between 70%-90% of content [1] was published via gold OA (data takes into account the whole Springer Nature portfolio and therefore includes fully OA content as well). Countries such as Sweden, Finland and Poland have, for example, seen 89%, 90% and 86% respectively, of Springer Nature content now being published gold OA since the introduction of their TAs[2]. The increase in OA demonstrates that in countries where these arrangements are in place, a significant impact on the uptake of OA has occurred, far quicker than when relying on author uptake alone, and this has enabled the country to flip to achieve a near full OA environment for those authors publishing with Springer Nature.

December 3, 2019

(Springer Nature) SPi Global, the market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise to multiple industries, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Scientific Publishing Services, or SPS, from research and education publisher Springer Nature Group. The transaction is expected to close by the end of December 2019, subject to regulatory approval.

April 25, 2018

(Springer Nature) Springer Nature announces the acquisition by its Springer Healthcare business of Medidact, part of Van Zuiden Communications – a medical communications agency targeting the Dutch healthcare market. Both companies reached an agreement on 24 April 2018. The acquisition fits perfectly into the strategy of Springer Healthcare Benelux to continue to grow as a leading provider of scientific communications and services.

November 14, 2017

(Springer Nature) Effective 17 October 2017, the international publisher Springer Nature acquired the e-learning provider iversity. iversity is a leading platform for e-learning and MOOCs, and collaborates with over one hundred universities, educational institutes and companies worldwide. The acquisition of the online platform will allow Springer Nature to globally expand the dissemination of its authors' educational and research content with the aid of innovative formats.

June 27, 2017

(Springer Nature) Derk Haank is to retire from his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Springer Nature by the end of 2017. Derk will be succeeded by Daniel Ropers, currently CEO of, who will join Springer Nature on October 1 and work with Derk until December to ensure a smooth transition.

March 16, 2016

(Springer Nature) ReadCube acquired Papers from global academic publisher Springer Nature. Papers is a London-based, reference manager tool which helps researchers find and organize a personal library and cite research literature. The business will be headed by Robert McGrath, CEO at ReadCube.

August 5, 2015

(Springer Nature) Springer Media announced the intended acquisition of the Dutch healthcare publishing activities of Reed Business Netherlands. The portfolio consists of Dutch language books, events and magazines for healthcare professionals.

July 31, 2015

(Springer Nature) Springer Nature and the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group have agreed that, effective immediately, the Stuttgart-based publishing house J.B. Metzler will become part of Springer Nature. The acquisition follows the recent combination of the majority of Macmillan Science and Education (owned by the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group) with Springer Science+Business Media, to form the new publishing group, Springer Nature. Holtzbrinck holds a 53 percent share in Springer Nature. J.B. Metzler, which was previously part of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, will continue to be based in Stuttgart and will retain the J.B. Metzler brand.

April 6, 2015

(Springer Nature) Key competition authorities including the European Union and the US Department of Justice have cleared the merger of Springer Science+Business Media and the majority of Macmillan Science and Education. The new company will be called Springer Nature.

October 15, 2014

(Springer Nature) Palgrave Macmillan and Springer have decided to align their eBook collections, collating all Palgrave Connect eBooks on SpringerLink and adding thousands more to the Springer Book Archives, as a result of the recent combination of Macmillan Science and Education and Springer Science+Business Media to create Springer Nature. Starting with the 2016 collections, all titles that would have been available on Palgrave Connect will be integrated into the Springer eBook collections. As a result, there are now 10 new eBook collections focusing on the humanities, social sciences and business, management and finance disciplines.

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