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Information for press and public information officers

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

We provide a free service to notify press and public information officers about upcoming Nature Portfolio journal papers from researchers at their organisations. If you would like to be added to our database of press officers from institutions and funders so that we can notify you of upcoming research from your organisation, please contact us on

Our team issues regular embargoed press release mailings about upcoming content in the Springer Nature journals. We also work closely with press officers from our authors’ institutions and funders to ensure that research published in our journals is communicated effectively and responsibly. If you plan to promote an article that will be published in a Springer Nature journal, please do contact us on (for Nature Portfolio journals) or (for BMC and Springer journals). We would be happy to provide information about publication timing, and answer any questions about media relations or our embargo policies. We don’t need to review institutional press releases, but can host them, along with any additional multimedia available for media use, on this password-protected press site as an additional resource for journalists.

Further information can be found in the FAQs below.

Which journals are part of the Springer Nature Portfolio?
What are Nature Portfolio’s embargo policies?
What are the embargo policies for BMC and Springer journals?
When does the embargo on Springer Nature papers end?
I am a press or public information officer (PIO); how can I sign up to receive notifications of upcoming Springer Nature papers?
How can I update my contact details in your press officer database?
When do you send out notifications about upcoming papers?
Why didn’t I receive a notification for a paper from my organization?
Why isn’t the URL given in a notification email or press release working?
How long does it take for a paper to be published after acceptance?
Can the publication date be changed?
What are the differences between online publication and issue publication?
How does the Springer Nature press office promote articles?
I am a press officer; can I sign up to access the Springer Nature press site and receive your press releases?
Can you distribute my press release about an upcoming Springer Nature article?
Can you host images and videos relating to Springer Nature content for media use?
Can I use a figure from the paper or a supplementary information video in my press release?
Do you post foreign-language press releases about Springer Nature papers?
When can I send out an embargoed press release about a Springer Nature paper?
When can I post my press release on EurekAlert and other restricted-access embargoed journalist resource sites?
Can I send my researcher’s Springer Nature paper to journalists?
What is Springer Nature embargo policy for work posted on preprint servers?
What is Springer Nature’s embargo policy for work being presented at a scientific meeting?