About this blog

Open access across all the disciplines; here you’ll find highlights and opinions on the best research SpringerOpen publishes, as well as insights and perspectives on open access publishing (especially in the disciplines beyond biology and medicine).

The staff writes most posts, but we will also host commentary from Editors, Editorial Board Members, and other special guests.


  • Davy Falkner

    Author profile image Davy graduated from Keele University with a BSc in Biology with English in 2014. He currently manages the blog network at BioMed Central and originally joined as an Editorial Assistant in July 2015.

  • Regina Baur

    Author profile image Regina Baur is a Product Manager in the marketing team at SpringerOpen. She joined Springer in 2012 and is now responsible for the marketing activities of the SpringerOpen engineering and energy journal portfolios.

  • Scott Epstein

    Author profile image A journal marketer with over 20 years’ experience (the last 12 with Springer/SpringerOpen), Scott started out as an Editorial Assistant in physics book acquisitions, and spent time at various other publishing houses before landing at Springer. He managed the marketing roll-out of Nanoscale Research Letters, Springer’s first major open access journal, and one of its most successful. He tweets about science and open access at @ScottSprgrOpen.

  • Wakey Lau

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