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References | Key Features at a Glance

Key Features at a Glance

What are Springer References? 

Springer References are multi-volume encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and atlases on specific subjects written by experts and aimed not only at researchers, but also at scientists from related areas and junior scientists.
They represent works of tertiary literature, containing digested and established knowledge presented in an easily accessible format. Together they form a huge web of knowledge.
Our expertise in structuring and organizing reference works enables large international author teams to present their combined knowledge uniformly and systematically, ensuring that these articles are easily accessible, even for non specialists.

Cutting-Edge Resources in Different Formats: Print - eReference 

One unique feature of Springer References is that they are not only available as print versions, but also as digital eReferences on SpringerLink.
The eReferences are part of our eBook packages, compilations of various digital publications in specific subject areas. But users can also buy the eReferences separately, for example as supplementary reference works for a neighboring research discipline.
The advantage of eReferences over printed versions is that they can be used by several people at the same time, for instance within a library network, for the same price. Plus, they can also contain enlargeable illustrations and graphics, audio files and videos. eReferences can also be updated more easily than printed books.

Benefits for Authors 

 Publication in both print and online format.
 Convenient and easy-to-use online submission and editing system, created specifically for the management of major reference works
 Continuously updatable
 Possibility to include video and acoustic files or any other form of supplementary material in the online version (eReference)
 High visibility due to google-indexed content
 Pub Med, Crossref , ChemPort, MATH, MathSciNet linking
 PDF and HTML formats to make access, linking and search for researchers as easy as possible
 DOIs identify each article, ensuring accurate citation and direct linking
 A majority of the scientific community can access your research at any time from any location
 High usage and download numbers of eReferences

Benefits for Librarians 

 Access to multidisciplinary knowledge at various levels of depth
 Rely on high-quality reference products
 Enhanced search functionalities
 Expanded usage
 Much higher downloads than regular eBooks (oder High download numbers of eReferences)
 Springer References can be purchased individually or as part of a subject collection
 Subject collections:
— Architecture, Design and Arts
— Behavioral Sciences
— Biomedical and Life Sciences
— Business and Economics
— Chemistry and Materials Science
— Computer Science
— Earth and Environmental Sciences
— Engineering
— Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
— Mathematics
— Medicine
— Physics and Astronomy
— Professional and Applied Computing
 eReferences are available on SpringerLink: One platform and one URL to access all Springer contents