Springer Nature Author Publishing Workshop


Welcome to an online workshop hosted by the library and given by top editors in Springer Nature! The workshop will cover the entire publication process of journal articles and is ideally suited for early career researchers who are planning on submitting their first article to a Science, Technology, or Medicine field publisher. Of course all researchers from other disciplines are also welcome to join the session!

Please see below for more information and a link to register to the event. Registration is limited to 300 people and will close on Monday 18th April. After that a Zoom link will be sent to everyone registered. The session will be recorded for further use and sharing.

Date: 20 April 2022
Time: 13:00–14.50 (EET Eastern European Time)
Recording: Online via Zoom


  • 13:00–13:05 Welcome and house-keeping (Turku University Library and Springer Nature)
  • 13:05–14:20 Keynotes, Dr. Johanna Schwarz & Dr. Arya Ramachandran Nair (Springer Nature)
  • 14:20–14:25 Open Access Overview, Timon Oefelein (Springer Nature)
  • 14:25–14:35 Questions and Answers via chat
  • 14:35–14:45 Turku University Library’s OA services, Tanja Vienonen (Turku University Library)
  • 14:45–14:50 Closing words, seminar ends (Turku University Library)

Workshop outline

The online session provides Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with best practices for an efficient article publication strategy. The keynote lecture, given by Senior Editors at Springer Nature, will clearly explain the entire publication process from article conception through to writing a draft, peer review, and publication. In doing so, the workshop will answer key questions such as “How do I structure my manuscript?” and “How do I find the most suitable journal?” Further, the lecture will touch on key aspects such as Open Access and Publishing Ethics. Participants will have a unique opportunity to ask any remaining questions directly from an Editor. The educational session is ideally suited for researchers who are about to submit their first article to a Science Technology Medicine (STEM) publisher.

Keynote speakers

Dr. Johanna Schwarz

Executive Editor, Mathematics, Physical and Applied Sciences

A geologist by training, Johanna has worked in publishing since well over a decade, managing a variety of products and publishing models. In her current role as Executive Publisher she aims at developing and maintaining a broad journal portfolio - closely collaborating with Editors-in-Chief, board members and authors, in order to enable up-to-date journals that serve as reputable publishing outlets as well as useful knowledge pools. Her focus areas are climate sciences, atmospheric sciences, and, in general, transdisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries of the classical scientific branches. Johanna is a passionate publisher and an experienced journal manager – and always curious about innovative ideas and opportunities!

Dr. Arya Ramachandran Nair

Associate Editor, Mathematics, Physical and Applied Sciences

Arya Ramachandran Nair is an associate publishing editor at Springer Nature, Heidelberg - Germany. She has more than eight years of research experience in the field of regional climate change, air pollution monitoring, satellite remote sensing and GIS techniques for environmental application. Arya successfully completed her PhD in environmental science from Indian Space Research Organization (India) and continued her post-doctoral research at Ludwig Maximillian University (Germany). Later, identifying her passion for scientific communication, she chose a career in science publishing. At her current role with Springer Nature, she manages a portfolio of 12 earth and environmental sciences journals and looking forward to publishing the best findings in these fields. She is fond of collaborating with researchers and related communities on developing a further scope of scientific publishing. Arya is inspired daily by her husband and their 3-year-old daughter. In her free time, Arya likes to travel, watch movies and do Tabatta.

Contact details

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the library at tietopalvelu@utu.fi.


Created 31.03.2022 | Updated 02.05.2022