May 22, 2022

Free Access: Springer Introduces Collection of “Must-Read” Research Articles Published in 2015

Note: The collection of more than 100 “must-read” articles includes two types of articles:

1.  Articles published as open access, always free to access.

2. Articles published in paywalled publications are now free to access until July 15, 2015.

From Springer’s Announcement:

2016-04-01_09-10-06Springer is launching a new online initiative called Change the World, One Article at a Time: Must-Read Articles from 2015.

[Our emphasis] The initiative focuses on articles published in 2015 in Springer journals which deal with some of the world’s most urgent challenges, especially in the fields of energy, food, water, climate, social equality and health

Springer editors-in-chief were asked to nominate one article from their journal that addresses today’s most compelling global issues – findings that could help humanity and protect the planet. The collection now consists of more than 100 cutting-edge articles which can inspire researchers and their work.


The collection includes articles such as “Towards food security by 2050,” “On Patient Safety: Is There a Gun in the Home?” and “Citizen science: A new approach to advance ecology, education, and conservation” to name just a few.

The 100+ articles are organized into the following categories:

Direct to the Change the World, One Article at a Time Website

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