- Springer Science+Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media Founded 1842 Founder Julius Springer Country of origin Germany Headquarters location Berlin, Heidelberg Nonfiction topics science, technology, medicine, business, transport and architecture Official website www.springer.com
Springer Science+Business Media or Springer is a global publishing company which publishes books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, technical and medical (STM) publishing. Springer also hosts a number of scientific databases, including SpringerLink, SpringerProtocols, and SpringerImages. Book publications include major reference works, textbooks, monographs and book series; more than 37,000 titles are available as e-books in 13 subject collections. Within STM, Springer is the largest book publisher and second-largest journal publisher worldwide (the largest being Elsevier), with over 60 publishing houses, more than 5,000 employees and around 2,000 journals and 6,500 new books published each year. Springer has major offices in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, and New York City.
Julius Springer founded Springer-Verlag in Berlin in 1842. In 1964, Springer expanded its business internationally, opening an office in New York. Offices in Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, and Delhi soon followed.
The academic publishing company BertelsmannSpringer was formed after Bertelsmann bought a majority stake in Springer-Verlag in 1999. The British investment groups Cinven and Candover bought BertelsmannSpringer from Bertelsmann in 2003. They merged the company in 2004 with the Dutch publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers which they bought from Wolters Kluwer in 2002, to form Springer Science+Business Media.
In 2009, Cinven and Candover sold Springer to two private equity firms, EQT Partners and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation. The closing of the sale was confirmed in February 2010 after the competition authorities in the USA and in Europe approved the transfer.
SpringerProtocols is home to a collection of protocols, recipes which provide step-by-step instructions for conducting experiments in research labs.
SpringerImages was launched in 2008 and offers a collection of currently 1.8 million images spanning science, technology, and medicine.
SpringerMaterials was launched in 2009 and is a platform for accessing the Landolt-Börnstein database, the world's largest and most comprehensive source of research and information on materials and their properties.
AuthorMapper is a free online tool for visualizing scientific research that enables document discovery based on author locations and geographic maps. The tool helps users explore patterns in scientific research, identify literature trends, discover collaborative relationships, and locate experts in several scientific/medical fields.
For some of its journals, Springer does not require its authors to transfer their copyrights, and allows them to decide whether their articles are published under an open-access license or in the traditional restricted license model. While open access publishing typically requires the author to pay a fee for copyright retention, this fee is sometimes covered by a third party. For example, a national institution in Poland allows authors to publish in open access journals without incurring any personal cost.
- BioMed Central
- Chemistry Central
- PhysMath Central (defunct)
- Birkhäuser Verlag
- Current Medicine Group
- Finlayson Media Communications
- Humana Press
- Key Curriculum Press
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Plenum Publishers
- Springer Asia
- Springer France
- Springer Italy
- Springer India
- Springer Japan
See Category:Springer academic journals.
- Encyclopaedia of Mathematics
- Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete (Book series)
- Graduate Texts in Mathematics (Book series)
- Grothendieck's Séminaire de géométrie algébrique
- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
- Springer Series in Surface Sciences (Book series)
- Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics (Book series)
- Zentralblatt MATH
- List of publishers
- Media concentration
- Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, of which Springer is a member (due to its Open Access branch, Springer Open)
- ^ SpringerLink
- ^ Springer key facts
- ^ a b "History". Springer Science+Business Media.
- ^ "Chronology". Springer Science+Business Media.
- ^ a b Poynder, Richard. "BertelsmannSpringer is Sold to Private Equity Firms". Information Today. May 27, 2003.
- ^ "Kluwer Academic Publishers Sold to Venture Capitalists"
- ^ "MetaPress to provide exposure for BertelsmannSpringer titles". EBSCO Information Services. June 9, 2003. http://www.ebsco.com/home/whatsnew/metaprovide.asp. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
- ^ SpringerImages
- ^ SpringerMaterials
- ^ Authormapper.com
- ^ Springer Open Choice
- ^ Springer Open Choice for Polish Institutions
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