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SpringerPlus Collections

Springer Collections

Alongside customary journal content, SpringerPlus supports the publication of sub-discipline article Collections, Guest Edited by leading academics in the field. A Collection can be organized as an individual Special Issue or may act as a sister publication to existing Springer Journals.

For more information, and a full list of Collections that are open for submissions, please view the Collections Homepage.

About SpringerOpen

SpringerOpenSpringerOpen is Springer’s new suite of open access journals which will cover all disciplines. SpringerOpen journals are fully and immediately open access and will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution license. This makes it easy for authors to fully comply with open access mandates and retain copyright. SpringerOpen journals combine open access and our expertise in delivering high-quality and rapid publications, from online submission systems and in-depth peer review to an efficient, author-friendly production process.



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SpringerPlus is indexed in SCIE, Scopus and PubMed Central.
The first Impact Factor will be announced in June 2016.

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Aims & scope


Inclusive scope. SpringerPlus accepts manuscripts from all disciplines of Science. We accept manuscripts describing original research as well as case descriptions and methods, and we expressly encourage submission of data reports and large datasets.

Open Access. Articles are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution License. This means easy compliance with the Open Access Policy of the 80+ institutions and 40+ funders all over the world who made open access to publications mandatory.

Easy submission. SpringerPlus does not have a restriction on the number of words or figures. Authors are welcomed to submit audio, video, large tables or data files as supplementary data. We do not require extensive formatting; we will accept the manuscript in any appropriate formatting already present. All articles will be published online-only and open access.

Rigorous peer review. All submissions will be peer reviewed, and our reviewers are asked to focus their attention to data presented in the article. Note that we will not reject a manuscript because it is out of scope or for its perceived importance, novelty or ability to attract citations: we will publish any study that is scientifically sound.

Clear and fast editorial process. Review and decision will be fast and our editorial policy is clear: we will either accept your manuscript for publication or not, our editors will not ask for additional research. Authors are encouraged to submit any available review reports for the submitted manuscripts that resulted from a previous submission as these may help the SpringerPlus review process.

Article collections

  • Sports Performance and Exercise
    Edited by: Dr Sixto González-Víllora,  Fabio Nakamura, Dr Filipe Manuel Clemente
    Published: 17 August 2015
    Last updated: 25 November 2015

  • Headache and Pain
    Published: 11 August 2015
    Last updated: 4 November 2015

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Latest supplements

Volume 4 Suppl 2 (27 November 2015)

Proceedings of Practical Social and Industrial Research (PSIR) Symposium 2015

Meeting abstracts
Wan Chai, Hong Kong. 27 November 2015

Volume 4 Suppl 1 (12 June 2015)

European Society for Neurochemistry Biannual Conference: Molecular Mechanisms of Regulation in the Nervous System

Meeting abstracts
Tartu, Estonia. 14-17 June 2015

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