Introducing SpringerBriefs

© SpringerSpringerBriefs are concise summaries of cutting-edge research and practical applications across a wide spectrum of fields. 
Featuring compact volumes of 55 to 125 pages, each series covers a range of professional and academic topics. 
Briefs have a quick turnaround time and will be available as eBooks and MyCopy editions. Print editions have a softcover binding.

A typical SpringerBriefs volume might include:

  • A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques
  • A bridge between new research results published in journal articles and a contextual literature review
  • A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic
  • An in-depth case study 
  • A presentation of core concepts that students must understand in order to make independent contributions

Author benefits

  • Present your ideas in a concise and short volume
  • Published as part of Springer’s eBook collections, with millions of users worldwide
  • Also available for individual print and electronic purchase
  • Briefs are characterized by fast, global electronic dissemination, standard publishing contracts, easy-to-use manuscript preparation guidelines, and expedited production schedules. We aim for publication 8-12 weeks after acceptance.
  • Both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts are considered for publication in each series. Projects will be submitted to editorial review.

SpringerBriefs manuscript guidelines

  • Manuscript length: 24,000-52,000 words, inclusive of figures, tables, equations or other additional content.
  • References should be provided at the end of each chapter, per standard Springer style.
  • Index: optional; the default is not to include an index. If you are providing an index, by agreement with your publishing editor, it is highly recommended to use the indexing function in Word to identify index terms (or the index command if you use LaTeX). On average this should be about one or two index entry terms per manuscript page.  
  • Abstracts and keywords: to facilitate online searchability, we recommend that you include an abstract of approximately 150-200 words and list of 6-10 keywords for each chapter. The abstracts and keywords will appear in print and online versions. If you do not supply these elements, default chapter abstracts will be prepared by our production vendor to appear online. 

For our general guidelines, instructions, templates and styles for preparing your manuscript in LaTeX or MS Word please click here


Please don’t hesitate to contact your publishing editor with any questions. 

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