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Use of SpringerLink

Search your Journal Article 

As an author, you are the first to be informed about the online publication of your article in SpringerLink via the Springer Author Alert email. This email is sent out the day your article is published in final version online on SpringerLink and includes a direct link to the abstract page of your article. (Note that your email address must be published with the article online to receive an automatic Author Alert email).
Another fast and easy way to find your article in SpringerLink is to use the search on SpringerLink. There are a variety of different ways to search on SpringerLink. You can conduct a simple search by article title, author last name or DOI to find your published article on SpringerLink.
By entering a search term or phrase, you are searching the title, the abstract and the full-text (including authors, affiliations and references) of every article and book chapter on SpringerLink.

Cite your Journal Article 

To cite your published article, use the “Export Citation” functionality offered as a tab above every article abstract. You can select the “RIS” or “Plain Text” option and your preferred citation manager. Your article citation will automatically open in Notepad if you choose not to use a citation manager, which you can save, or copy and paste.
Users will be able to export citations in RIS or plain text directly into ProCite, Bib Tex, EndNote, Reference Manager, RefWorks, PubMed(LNM), and BookEnds.
For citing Springer Online First articles that are available before being published in a paginated print issue, use the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) as a unique reference and link to the online version of the article. We recommend following these CrossRef guidelines: CrossRef.org

Benefits of Registration on SpringerLink 

Registration grants you special personalization features such as RSS feeds, Favorites linking, saved items and free samples. Additionally, an individual registration allows you to purchase electronic journal articles and book chapters on SpringerLink and save them in your “Order History.”

Set up Favorites 

To use the free, Favorites feature, first register or login as an individual user on SpringerLink. Next, choose content that you are interested in and go to “Add to Saved Items". You can then create your own folder(s) with direct links to favorite books, journals, authors or search results lists.

Forgot Username and Password 

From any page on SpringerLink, you can click on the “Log In” link that is located on the upper right in the orange banner bar. Clicking “Log In” will prompt a drop down menu where you will see a "Forgot your password?" link . After you click on this link, enter your email address and if you currently have a SpringerLink account, you will receive an email with a hyperlink that will allow you to reset your password. When logging in, please also be sure to type your username and password just as you created them, as these are case sensitive.

Change Username and Password 

After you have logged in, click on “My SpringerLink” or your name. You can then click on “registration” and choose “Change username” or “Change password.” These pages give you the ability to change your username and/or reset your password.

Log Into Your Individual User Account 

From any page on SpringerLink, you can click on the “Log In” link that is located on the upper right in the orange banner bar. Clicking “Log In” will prompt the username and password text boxes for entering your login credentials and logging into SpringerLink.

Further Information 

For further information about any aspect of publishing in Springer journals, please consult our general Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact our Author Helpdesk.