Nature Publishing Group Thursday, 1 December 2016

Springer Nature created following merger completion.

New company combines Springer Science+Business Media and majority of Macmillan Science and Education. Berlin and London, 6 May 2015 (DE)

Springer Nature merger completion

Nature Publishing Group and Frontiers form alliance to further open science

Emerging publisher Frontiers is joining NPG in a strategic alliance to advance the global open science movement. NPG and Frontiers will work together to empower researchers to change the way science is communicated, through open access publication and open science tools. Frontiers will continue to operate with its own platform, brands, and policies. The journal series "Frontiers in" will significantly expand in 2013-2014. Links between and will ensure that open access papers are visible on both sites. (8/3/13)

NPG and Frontiers form alliance to further open science

Nature Communications launches

NEWS 14/4/10: As part of Nature Communications' launch, all of the journal's content will be freely available until September 30, 2010, after which time subscribed access content will be put behind a paywall. Site license access, pay-per-view, and memberships options are all available.

Nature Communications publishes first articles

NPG details 2011 open access pricing policy

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) today announces details of its 2011 pricing policy for Nature Communications and other NPG journals offering an open access (OA) option.

Press Release (16/3/10)

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (now published by IOP) (18/3/05) update - now published by Taylor & Francis (June, 2005)

Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Nature 2011 pricing policies

The 2011 list price increase for NPG-owned journals will be 4.5%. List prices for society journals are set independently in consultation with individual societies. Site license list pricing for academic customers will be published shortly on the NPG Librarian Gateway. (3/8/10)

NPG's annual letter to customers (2010)

NPG on open access publishing

6 January 2011 David Hoole, Director, Intellectual Property Policy and Licensing Summary: Nature Publishing Group (NPG) seeks to generate its income from a diverse range of sources according to where it offers greatest value to our customers – institutions, readers, advertisers, sponsors, employers, marketers and authors. We continue to experiment with different business models in different circumstances. One size does not fit all. ....

NPG position statement on open access publishing and subscription business models.

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Nature - Weekly, Journals & Reviews

Nature’s online archive is offered as three major collections, containing over 400,000 articles – a wealth of high quality content:
•    Nature archive:  November 1869 - December 1949 (180,000 articles)
•    Nature archive:  January 1950 - December 1986 (200,000 articles)
•    Nature archive:  January 1987 - December 1996 (37,000 articles)
Content published more recently can be purchased as single years or as customizable packages. (update 28/10/09)

Palgrave Connect.
Palgrave Macmillan and Nature Publishing Group collaborate to launch new ebook platform. In response to the growing demand for digital resources Palgrave Macmillan will launch its own ebook platform, Palgrave Connect, in January 2009. (12/11/08)
Palgrave Connect offers library users unlimited simultaneous access to Palgrave Macmillan’s complete ebook collection or any combination of collections in the following eight subject areas:

  • Business & Management
  • Economics & Finance
  • History
  • Language & Linguistics
  • Literature & Performing Arts
  • Political & International Studies
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Social & Cultural Studies

The Cancer Handbook
ELS - Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics Online

SciBX - now published as BioCentury Innovations by BioCentury Publishers (9/1/15)


Members only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

NPG 2008 Pay Per View Licence Agreement (27/5/09) [Members only

Licence Agreement Schedule - 2008 (13/5/08)

Corporate Licence Agreement Schedule - 2008 (13/5/08)

Academic Licence Agreement Schedule - 2006 new licence (7/8/06)

Corporate Licence Agreement Schedule - 2006 new licence (7/8/06)

Licence for Academic Institutions and Government/Corporate Institutions (1/10/04)

Academic and Government/Research members: CAUL members are classified as either “Academic” members (Universities) or “Government/Research” members (Government Research Laboratories, Government Libraries, Hospitals).
Nature Online & Consortium Licence (March, 2002)
Nature Research and Reviews Journals. & Consortium Licence (March, 2002)
& updated version - includes Nature and the Journals (August, 2004)

Technical/Sales Support

Contact Angus Cook, Senior Licensing Manager Australia and New Zealand, Springer Nature

Jessica Hodge, National Licensing Manager, New Zealand, Springer Nature (1/12/16)

Technical Contact:
Customer Services, Nature Publishing Group, Asia Pacific: E-mail: Business  +81 3 3267 8751
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Status.  This page lists upcoming maintenance and technical announcements regarding the availability of This includes site license access to all NPG publications and access to online services. Note:  it will help identify whether a system problem is at the end or the subscriber end.

Site License Administration Account
As the administrator of your institution's site license account, this website allows you to manage the details required for activating and managing your online account. Select the tabs across the top of the page to update your address, manage your subscription licenses, add and maintain the IP ranges, view your usage reports and sign up for marketing e-alerts. (1/10/14)


CAUL Pricing / Offers to CAUL/CEIRC

Members only documents may be viewed from the display at the end of this page.

NPG 2017 proposal to CAUL (1/12/16) [Members only]
NPG 2017 pricing for CAUL (1/12/16) [Members only]

NPG 2016 proposal to CAUL (27/8/15) [Members only]
NPG 2016 pricing for CAUL (27/8/15) [Members only]

NPG 2015 proposal to CAUL (5/9/14) [Members only]
NPG 2015 pricing for CAUL (5/9/14) [Members only]

NPG 2014 proposal to CAUL (21/8/13) [Members only]
NPG 2014 pricing for CAUL (21/8/13) [Members only]

NPG 2013 proposal to CAUL (14/9/12) [Members only]

NPG 2013 pricing for CAUL (14/9/12) [Members only]

NPG 2012 proposal to CAUL (7/10/11, to be updated with final 2012 prices) [Members only]

NPG 2012 pricing for CAUL (detailed spreadsheet) (7/10/11) [Members only]

NPG 2011 proposal to CAUL (23/8/10, updated with 2011 prices 5/10/10) [Members only]

NPG 2011 pricing detail for CAUL (23/8/10) [Members only]

NPG 2010 proposal to CAUL (draft 18/5/09, finalised 28/5/09, updated 13/11/09) [Members only

NPG 2010 pricing for CAUL (19/5/09) [Members only

NPG 2009 proposal to CAUL (13/5/08, updated 21/8/08) [Members only

NPG 2009 pricing for CAUL (13/5/08, updated 21/8/08) [Members only

NPG 2008 proposal to CAUL (22/6/07) [Members only

NPG 2008 pricing for CAUL (22/6/07) [Members only

NPG 2007 proposal to CAUL (31/1/06, updated 7/8/06) [Members only

NPG 2007pricing for CAUL (31/1/06, updated 7/8/06) [Members only

NPG 2006 proposal to CAUL (24/6/05, updated 4/7/05) [Members only

NPG 2006 price schedules for CAUL (4/7/05) [Members only

NPG 2006 pricing for CAUL (23/6/05) [Members only

NPG 2005 proposal to CAUL (3/8/04, updated 27/8/04)

NPG 2005 supplementary proposal to CAUL (3/11/04) [Members only

NPG 2005 pricing for CAUL (15/7/04, updated as confirmations received)   [Members only

NPG 2004 proposal to CAUL  [Members only

NPG 2003 proposal to CAUL (17/9/02)  [Members only]

NPG 2003 pricing for CAUL [Members only]

NPG 2002 Site Licence Base Pricing [Members only]

Expressions of interest in offer to CAUL for 2003 (12/8/02)

NPG 2002 pricing for CAUL (24/10/01) [Members only]