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Past and present of Macmillan

Founded in 1843 by Daniel and Alexander Macmillan, our publishing group has over 170 years of history.

The partnership of the two Macmillan brothers led to the creation of innovative initiatives such as Macmillan Magazine, the forerunner of Nature, our most prestigious international publication.

They made their mark on the literary world by publishing world-famous authors such as Carroll, Hardy, Kipling and Tennyson. They were driven by learning and discovery –the same things that drive us today. 

Macmillan is currently one of the largest and renowned international publishing groups, and has been part of Springer Nature since May 2015.

Springer Nature is a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing. By using its combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, the company aims to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, students, teachers, institutions, professionals and the wider public, by helping them discover more.

Springer Nature was created through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media in May 2015. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complementary geographic footprints and brand portfolios, a track record of creativity and innovation, and a shared vision to advance knowledge and learning around the world.

The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of EURO 1.5 billion.

About Springer Nature

Nature, Prince of Asturias Award for Communications and  Humanities, 2007.


The scientific journal Nature was first published in 1869 to diffuse scientific discovers and to enable researchers to publish their work. Nowadays, it’s the most prestigious scientific journal and reaches over eight million scientists worldwide.