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Springer opens research articles that can make a difference

New project Change the World, One Article at a Time: Must-Read Articles from 2015 highlights research that addresses today’s pressing global issues

Heidelberg, 1 April 2016

T_ChangeTheWorld_WorldGlobe.jpg © BRAD / FotoliaSpringer is launching a new online initiative called Change the World, One Article at a Time: Must-Read Articles from 2015. The initiative focuses on articles published in 2015 in Springer journals which deal with some of the world’s most urgent challenges, especially in the fields of energy, food, water, climate, social equality and health. Those articles which are already open access are freely available online on a permanent basis and all other articles have been made freely available until 15 July 2016.

Springer editors-in-chief were asked to nominate one article from their journal that addresses today’s most compelling global issues – findings that could help humanity and protect the planet. The collection now consists of more than 100 cutting-edge articles which can inspire researchers and their work.

Ulrike Graiff, Marketing Manager, Springer, said, “We live in times of unprecedented scientific, technical and medical advancement, yet we are faced with great global issues that threaten human welfare and our environment. We are gratified to receive feedback from so many journals which have published articles that have the potential to ‘change the world.’ Springer hopes to make a difference by supporting projects and authors who try to tackle these challenges.”

The collection includes articles such as “Towards food security by 2050”, “On Patient Safety: Is There a Gun in the Home?” and “Citizen science: A new approach to advance ecology, education, and conservation” to name just a few.

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