SpringerPlus is three!

Interdisciplinary, open access journal celebrates its third birthday

London / Heidelberg 12 January 2015

Springer is celebrating the third anniversary of the launch of its highly successful open access journal, SpringerPlus. Opening for submissions on 12 January 2012, the journal has published over 1,600 articles to date.

SpringerPlus publishes sound science from all disciplines, accepting submissions that present original research, case descriptions, and methods. The journal also welcomes the submission of data reports and large datasets. Peer-reviewers are asked to focus their attention to data presented in the article, rather than whether there is an advance in the field. All submissions are screened before being sent out for review.

Authors receive feedback on their submissions even when the manuscript cannot be accepted for publication. Published articles are indexed in Scopus and PubMed.

SpringerPlus’ exceptional editorial board includes leading academics from all disciplines, and is undergoing expansion at present thanks to a growth in the number of submissions.

Alongside the main journal, SpringerPlus is a platform for the publication of sub-discipline article Collections, independently guest edited by leading academics in the field. Collections allow editors and authors to benefit from dedicated space in a large open access journal.

Max Haring, Editor of SpringerPlus, says: “We are grateful for the efforts of our editorial board and to all of our peer-reviewers and proud of our achievements to date. We have published great articles where authors previously had a hard time finding a journal, without SpringerPlus this research might never have been published.”

Juliane Ritt, EVP for Open Access at Springer says: “As a key part of our open access portfolio, SpringerPlus has achieved a great deal in just three years. We are committed to providing the research community with a range of models for publishing their work and with SpringerPlus authors know they can expect fast and transparent peer review based on scientific quality rather than the fit of a particular discipline or editorial direction.” 

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