Springer Book Archives

Preserving research

Digitizing over 170 years of academic publishing from Palgrave Macmillan

The Springer Book Archives include over 110,000 books published between the 1840s and 2005 on SpringerLink and are being expanded to include Palgrave Macmillan titles.

Archiving project for books published by Palgrave Macmillan

Following the merger of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media into Springer Nature, we are pleased to inform you about our new digitization initiative for backlist titles published by Palgrave Macmillan over the last 170 years of academic publishing.


Books that were previously published in print format only will be made available as eBooks on SpringerLink – with all the benefits that state-of-the-art electronic publishing entails. Palgrave Macmillan books will never ‘go out of print’ and can be preserved for future use.


The Springer Book Archives consist of high-quality digital versions of books from Springer (and about 40 imprints) published between 1842 and 2005, including many titles that were previously out-of-print. Springer is pleased that they are now available again, both online and in print.


This project affirms our commitment to preserving valuable scholarly content and enables researchers all over the world to access a wealth of information through their libraries. Your book plays an important part in this effort.

Your author benefits at a glance

  • Your book has been digitized and is now available as an eBook, published on SpringerLink, our online platform, and compatible with e-reading devices.
  • Your book can never go 'out-of-print' and will be preserved for future generations of scholars.
  • You are entitled to free access to the electronic version of your book on SpringerLink.
  • You will receive royalties, or have chosen to waive them in support of charitable organizations that help provide the developing world with access to academic research.

Further information

Read the FAQ for Springer Book Archives authors.

Find out more about the Springer Book Archives project here.

The Springer Book Archives project: how we found the authors.

Springer Book Archives Author Helpdesk

For questions about your SBA book please contact our helpdesk by email at bookarchives@springer.com

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