Update 25 October 2022 - due to industrial action by the UK postal service there may be some delays in the Nature issue delivery by a couple of days until the industrial action is over.
Springer Nature has worked closely in partnerships with printers and carriers all around the world, which has significantly helped us to keep our operation running during difficult situations like the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and other unforeseen circumstances.
We will continue to update this page with the latest information we have available from our shipping partners regarding delays and areas they have been unable to accept deliveries for by some of the services we use (please see the table below). All destinations not shown as being blocked or delayed are currently receiving a normal service as far as we are aware.
- Dispatch Times
- Shipping Times
- Latest shipping information
- Current Delivery Restrictions
- Pandemic related disruptions in the paper supply
The vast majority of our print journals are dispatched within 2 to 3 days of being printed or from our warehouse when held in stock. However, to estimate the delivery time, please find the shipping times and latest information below. Delivery times therefore may vary from title to title depending printer or warehouse location.
The exact shipping time depends on different factors like shipping method, dispatch location, the location of the delivery address and possible delivery restrictions (please also review the latest shipping information). The following table is meant to give a general overview of the shipping times to the most frequent delivery destinations.
|Region of Destination||Standard shipping (free of charge)||Back issue shipping (free of charge)||Delivery information|
|United States of America||5-7 business days||7-10 business days||Yes|
|Canada||7-10 business days||10-14 business||Yes|
|Latin America||4-6 weeks||4-6 weeks||On Courier only|
Rest of the World
|Region of the Destination||Standard shipping (free of charge)||Delivery Information|
|Africa||12-21 business days||12- 28 business days||Yes|
|Asia||8-21 business days||8-28 business days||Yes|
|Central Europe||3-5 business days||3-10 business days||No|
|Eastern Europe||8-12 business days||8- 21 business days||No|
|Northern Europe||3-5 business days||5-12 business days||No|
|Southern Europe||5-8 business days||5-15 business days||No|
|Middle East||8-12 business days||10-21 business days||Yes|
|Oceania||6-9 business days||6-21 business days||Yes|
Please note that these time frames are only average delivery times and may take longer. If you miss a delivery and the standard delivery time is over, please contact us.
Latest shipping information
Springer Nature is working very close with its printers and carriers all around the world. However, in the recent past there were incidents beyond our control such as COVID-19 delivery restrictions and paper shortages which caused delays in the delivery. The below delivery information shows where delays in the delivery could currently still occur.
Current Delivery Restrictions
Due to the ongoing global pandemic situation and other related matters, some destinations are still not being serviced fully. If your region or country is not listed on the table below, then there aren't any current delivery restrictions.
Pandemic related disruptions in the paper supply
Due to the pandemic situation, a shortage of truck drivers, congestion at the ports and escalating transportation costs have caused a disruption in the paper supply for Springer Nature and many other publishing companies. Currently mainly our printers in Americas are affected by those disruptions, which can lead to a delay in the delivery times.