Steven Inchcoombe

Steven Inchcoombe is Chief Publishing Officer at Springer Nature (SN, see He is a member of the Management Board and his responsibilities cover all the research publishing and editorial activities of Springer Nature, the services provided to its authors, peer-reviewers, editors and societies, the experience of its customers when using its products and publishing platforms including,, and, and its Open Access and Researcher Services revenues. Previously Steven was Head of House and CEO at Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and Palgrave Macmillan (PM).

Steven believes strongly in serving researchers and supporting the wider research ecosystem. He sees STM Publishers as a key enabler of today’s system and a positive force for change in the future. Steven has driven innovation, operational excellence, and commercial performance programmes during his 12 years in STM Publishing, initially at NPG and PM and more recently at SN, and is proud of what he and his teams have achieved over that time.

Prior to this Steven was UK Publisher for The Financial Times and From 1990 to 2000 he was at IDC where he held commercial, development, marketing and general management positions, ultimately responsible for group strategy and corporate development. Steven was awarded a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford, where he read Physics specializing in atomic and solid state physics and qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC in 1990.