Jinfo SubscriptionProduct review of Springer for R&D

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Springer for R&D, from Springer Nature, is an online platform that provides access to high-quality scientific, technical and medical (STM) research for corporate researchers. Our review finds it "provides great value for R&D users in a wide variety of industries and disciplines".

This review:

  • Introduces the platform's key advantages

  • Looks at Springer for R&D's value and explains how the world's most complete online collection of STM books, journals and reference works, makes day-to-day research for corporate users more efficient

  • Identifies how the 10 million plus documents available are broken down between areas such as ebooks, journals and reference works

  • Explains how content is available in English or German

  • Looks at how content can be displayed by industry sector (such as biotech, electronics or law) or discipline (such as architecture, medicine or statistics)

  • Explores the platform's technology, particularly its search and user interactions as well as its product page functionality and colour-coding

  • Highlights features such as altmetric scores and Book Metrics

  • Looks at the outputs and the product administration

  • Identifies competitors, including Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform, and Wiley

  • Tests out the help and training available

  • Explains the pricing model, from single-site licences to global agreements covering multiple locations.

Reviewed by Michelle Maxwell

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