Monthly Archives: August 2016

Open—and also “free”

Springer OA

Yes—it is possible to publish gold open access (open access where your article is freely available immediately, and where you keep the copyright) without paying an article-processing charge. Here’s how. And why.

Gazelles, unicorns, and dragons battle cancer through the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge


(Guest post by Rosemarie Truman and Cody J. Locke, cross-posted from Cancer Nanotechnology) On March 4th, 2016, Springer’s Cancer Nanotechnology office promoted the launch of the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer (NSC2 ). This innovation-development model is a partnership among our company, the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI), MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca, and multiple institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NSC2 “crowdsources” talent… Read more »

Highlights from EJNMMI Research

Part of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (EJNMMI) group of journals, EJNMMI Research started publishing with SpringerOpen in 2011.

The 10 principles of open research data


(Guest post by Iain Hrynaskiewicz) With the publication of the Concordat on Open Research Data last week, the UK further cemented its leadership position in promoting access to tax payer-funded research data. The Concordat sets out 10 principles that promote access to and reuse of research data as an enabler of high quality research, while… Read more »

Why smart water journal?


Our open access journal Smart Water has recently published its first articles. “What is smart water?” you may ask, “and why do we need a journal about it?” In his editorial, the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Philippe Gourbesville, answers these questions and many more.