Purchase a Springer book chapter

To purchase a single book chapter or journal article (electronic version) on SpringerLink, please follow the steps listed below: 


Step 1SpringerLink Product Page


From the SpringerLink Product Page, you are able to purchase chapters or articles by clicking the buy button on the product page.

"Buy chapter PDF" is highlighted within a SpringerLink chapter page.


Step 2 Login and registration page


Please go to the login/registration page and if you already have a personal SpringerLink, Springer Materials, Adis Insight or Springer.com account, you can use it to log on. If you do not have a SpringerLink account, navigate here to create an account.


If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to confirm a "Your Springer Registration" message. If you register, you will receive a registration confirmation mail (see below). It will request that you activate your account by clicking the word “here” in the Springer Registration confirmation email message.


Screenshot of a Springer registration email.


Step 3 – Enter your billing address


You will be able to choose between private / author or corporate customer.

Prompt within billing address information to choose either "Private customer/author" or "Corporate customer".


Step 4 – Order Placement Page


Payments can be made by credit card or PayPal. Click on "Buy Now" on the right side to continue. 


Screenshot of a SpringerLink order placement page.




Step 5 – Payment Page


Please enter your credit card details. If you have selected PayPal, you will be redirected to PayPal to finalize the payment.


Screenshot of a SpringerLink payment page.


Step 6 – Thank you page


You will be able to download the chapter PDF right after you place the order.


A Springer "thank you for your order" page.


Step 7 - Confirmation Mail


The confirmation email also contains a button to download the chapter. (Please note, that this confirmation email is just an example, from a different order.) 

A confirmation email including customer number, billing address, and order number.



If you have any other questions, please contact our Customer Service Team.

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