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Publishing Integrity, Plagiarism, Piracy

Publishing Integrity 

In order to safeguard the quality of its publications, Springer has updated the policy on Publishing Ethics. In line with the philosophy of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) we follow the principle that we have a prime duty to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. By providing Springer’s Guide on Publishing Ethics, we aim to optimally assist Springer Publishing Editors as well as Editors-in-Chief, Editors, Reviewers and Authors with this task.
Please find the complete document on Publishing Ethics here.

Fighting plagiarism and fraud 

Springer has created a taskforce to ensure that Springer content is handled as we have intended, because plagiarism, piracy and journal subscription fraud are the most regular threats to the author’s content.
Springer will assist with the detection of plagiarism by using CrossCheck or help to undertake further necessary action via the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE).
If you take notice of any unethical irregularities to Springer content, please get in touch with us.

Digitial Rights Management for eBooks 

Springer strongly believes that its content can be used to the maximum if restrictions of its use are minimal. This liberal policy increases the risk of piracy, but Springer’s philosophy is that this side effect is outweighed by the benefits. To protect our authors’ rights, Springer invests in and uses effective methods and state-of-the art technology to detect, stop, and prosecute illegal sharing.

Springer's Anti-Piracy Initiatives 

Our endeavors against pirated eBooks
In order to protect our authors' rights and interests, Springer proactively screens websites for illegal download links of Springer eBooks and subsequently requires hosts of such download sites to remove and delete the files or links in question.
This necessary action has become increasingly important with the growing number of eBooks within the Springer eBook collection. While we have not yet seen harmful effects of eBook piracy and file sharing on our eBook portfolio, these are nevertheless considered serious topics.
For more information and tips, please refer to the next page or download a short overview document.

Further Information 

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

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