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Information for authors

In the Springer Nature journals press office, we promote the research and other content published in the Nature Portfolio, BMC, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer titles in the Springer Nature portfolio. Most of our team are based in London, although we also have press officers in New York and Shanghai, and additional support in Japan, Germany and Dubai. More information about our team is available here and you can contact us on press@nature.com.

We aim to keep authors and their press offices up to date with information regarding their paper, including the publication date and embargo details.
Given our high publishing volumes, we are not able to notify authors of all upcoming papers published by BMC and Springer. We are only able to notify authors of papers that we are press releasing or which have been flagged to us by editors.

If you are an author of a manuscript that has been accepted for publication in a Springer Nature journal, we suggest that you contact your press office as soon as you are notified of the acceptance of your paper, as they may be able to help you promote your paper and manage any media enquiries. Please do let them know, however, that the paper remains under embargo until the time of publication. 

If you or your press office have any questions about a specific paper that has been accepted for publication in a Springer or BMC journal or to find out about publication timings and embargoes, please contact pressoffice@springernature.com and we will do our best to help you.

We also recommend that authors and their press offices consult the Nature Portfolio embargo policy, and further information can be found in the FAQs below.

My paper has been accepted for publication in a Nature Portfolio journal. When will it be published?
My paper has been accepted for publication in a Springer or BMC journal. When will it be published?
Why isn’t the URL given in a notification email or press release working?
What are Springer Nature’s media embargo policies?
When can I inform my institution and funder press office(s) about my upcoming publication?
How does the Springer Nature press office promote articles?
How does the Springer Nature press office decide which papers are promoted?
Do you have any advice for how I should promote my paper?
How can multimedia boost the promotion of my work?
My press office is producing a press release and would like to use some of the figures/videos from the paper. Are they allowed to do so?
A journalist has contacted me about my as-yet-unpublished paper. How should I respond?
I am presenting my as-yet-unpublished work at a conference – what is Springer Nature’s media embargo policy?
I have posted my work on a preprint server – what is the Springer Nature media embargo policy?
How can I share my published research article with other researchers?