Springer Nature Products

Springer Nature's broad range of innovative products include:


What is an eBook?

  • An eBook is a book in digital form, which can be read on various electronic devices. A Springer Nature eBook is identical to the print version.
  • Institutions have the opportunity to purchase eBook packages. More information can be found on our eBook collections site. Unfortunately, it is not possible for private customers to purchase eBook packages.

Which eBook formats does Springer Nature offer?

  • Springer Nature eBooks are currently available for purchase in PDF and sometimes EPUB format.
  • If an eBook is available in PDF and EPUB formats, both will become available for download upon purchase.
  • Both formats can be used and read on various digital devices, including mobile phones.
  • EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display automatically.
  • PDF content is static; pages are displayed identically across devices.
  • Full book PDF downloads are not available for eBook titles comprised of over 100 chapters however, all chapters of these titles are still available to download individually for customers who have purchased full access to them.

What is the difference between Living and Static Reference Works?

  • Some of Springer Nature’s reference works are published as living references which are online first, real-time snapshots (article collections) of a reference work which is in development or is being updated.
  • The living editions are delivered well in advance of the static, printed reference publications, and continuously offer new and up-to-date content.
  • Each online-first entry has its own DOI and is fully citable.
  • If you need additional information, please click on Living and Static Reference Works.


  • A MyCopy is your personal print-on-demand softcover edition of an eBook. 
  • MyCopy books are printed versions of eBooks within a Springer Nature eBook Collection to which your library provides you access via SpringerLink.  This is a special service SpringerNature offers libraries to make it easier for students and library users to work with the printed edition. 
  • Each book and chapter page on SpringerLink tells you if the respective title is available as a MyCopy edition.
  • You can order your personal MyCopy directly from SpringerLink.  This unique service is available to Institutions with Springer Nature licensed eBooks. 
  • MyCopy books have a colored soft cover, with the interior being black and white. Thus, colored illustrations in the eBook and conventional Springer print books are always monochrome in the corresponding MyCopy book.
  • Every MyCopy book is available at USD/EUR 39.99 or 4.999 JPY, including shipping and handling and can be shipped to the following locations: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Switzerland, France, Australia etc.
  • Visit Springer Nature's MyCopy eBook page for more information.

Book Chapter

  • You can also purchase individual chapters of a book in digital form on SpringerLink.
  • The buyable chapters of a book are listed on the corresponding book product page.
  • After your purchase you may download the chapter as a PDF file.
  • The price of each chapter is $29,95 / 24,95€ / £19,95 (the final gross prices may vary due to local tax legislation, i.e. in the EU).

Journal article

  • It's also possible to buy a single article of a journal if you don't have access on SpringerLink.
  • After your purchase you can download the article as a PDF file.
  • The price for each article is $39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95 (the final gross prices may vary due to local tax legislation, i.e. in the EU).


  • We also offer annual print journal subscriptions.
  • The price of each journal subscription is visible on the according journal page.
  • We are consistently working on increasing the number of available journals and to provide you with online subscriptions.

Electronic media

Listed below are links to Springer electronic media products - from product information to FAQs and helpful downloads. If you would like information about our German-language software products please visit our German-language website.

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