Atlantis Press Acquired by Springer Nature

March 10th, 2021

It was announced earlier today that Atlantis Press has been acquired by Springer Nature, the largest STM open access publisher and largest STM books publisher in the world. This transaction was officially concluded yesterday on Tuesday 9 March 2021.

With the acquisition of Atlantis Press, Springer Nature strengthens its position as the leading conference proceedings publisher and its leadership position in open access publishing in general. Springer Nature currently already publishes more than 1800 conference proceedings per year and their acquisition of Atlantis Press adds more than 1200 open access proceedings with a running pipeline of more than 200 open access proceedings a year to this tally, as well as a portfolio of 20 open access journals and more than 115 book titles which were already co-published between the two companies.

As the largest OA publisher, the largest publisher of academic books, and a leader in the publication of conference proceedings, I am delighted to welcome Atlantis Press into the Springer Nature family. With our global distribution networks and discoverability platforms such as SpringerLink we look forward to enabling more people than ever to read and use these important publications, in particular those from the scientific and scholarly communities in emerging countries.” said Niels Peter Thomas, Managing Director Books at Springer Nature.

Zeger Karssen, President and Founder of Atlantis Press: “As one of the first genuine Open Access publishers, Atlantis Press has established itself in markets mainly in South-East Asia as a trusted source and an innovative publisher of STM proceedings, journals and books. I am very happy to see Atlantis Press join forces with Springer Nature, as its excellent reputation and worldwide publishing, marketing and sales network, will leverage the current Atlantis Press products.

I am confident that this acquisition is a perfect strategic fit for Springer Nature and will provide an excellent opportunity for the further growth of the Atlantis Press business through Springer Nature's global networks. As such, this is not the end but a new beginning, and I would like to thank the entire Atlantis Press team for their hard work to make this acquisition possible.” says Remco de Boer, Group CEO at Atlantis Press. He adds: “Moreover, our customers, authors, editors, reviewers, conference organizers, suppliers, readers, etc. may rest assured that our ongoing operations will remain unaffected until further notice as we prepare for a smooth and efficient integration.”.

Please refer to the official press release for more details about this transaction.

Atlantis Press ( is a global open access publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content which was founded in Paris in 2006 and which currently has offices in Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Beijing and Zhengzhou. The company’s mission is to support the advancement of scientific, technical and medical research by contributing to a more efficient and effective dissemination and exchange of knowledge both for the research community and society at large. The Atlantis Press content platform currently contains more than 140,000 published articles which are all open access and hence freely accessible and which generate more than 25 million downloads every year.

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