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Rediscover your Nature

Rediscover your Nature

A message from Dr Philip Campbell, Editor in Chief of Nature: From today, Nature has a new look, a clearer structure, and contains new types of content. Above all, our underlying goal is greater clarity in the reading experience, and this blog post describes a few of the changes we’ve made to this end. More details are given in the official press release. For authors of original research and commissioned articles we provide an improved online template for the full-text version of articles (an example is here, free to access online). We’ve also updated and clarified Nature‘s guide to authors,  … Read more

New online article layout for Nature journals

New online article layout for Nature journals

Several of the Nature journals have a new online article layout, a two-column format that increases on-screen article readability while providing enhanced navigation and a flexible set of tools. For more details of what is included, download a PDF showing the key aspects. Journals so far in the new template include Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Chemical Biology, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, Nature Genetics, Nature Immunology, Nature Materials, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience and Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. The rest of the Nature journals will adopt the new design over the coming months. An example of an article in the new  … Read more

Announcing Nature Climate Change

Announcing Nature Climate Change

From Olive Heffernan, Editor of Nature Reports Climate Change: Nature Reports Climate Change has published its final issue, on 5 May 2010. In practical terms, thais means that the site will no longer be updated, but the archived content will still be freely available online. Although an ending of sorts, the closure of Nature Reports Climate Change is necessary to facilitate what will ultimately be a much larger effort by Nature Publishing Group to cover climate change. In April 2011, we will launch Nature Climate Change, a full-fledged journal, whose mission will be to publish original research on climate change  … Read more

Nature Communications, a new multidisciplinary journal

Nature Communications, a new multidisciplinary journal

From Nature 464, 958 ( 2010): This month sees the launch of the seventeenth Nature journal, Nature Communications. All the previous Nature research journals have focused on a particular discipline or community of research interests. Their aim is to publish the most original and scientifically impact-making research appropriate to those particular audiences. Their high ranking in the citation league tables would suggest that this goal is generally being fulfilled. Nature Communications differs in being multidisciplinary. It aims not to compete with the established Nature journals, but to publish rigorous and comprehensive papers that represent advances of significance to specialists within  … Read more

Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change will launch later in 2010. It will be a monthly journal providing in-depth coverage of scientific and impact-based research relating to the Earth’s changing climate. A multidisciplinary journal, Nature Climate Change will publish high-quality papers across both the natural and social sciences, as well as place the latest research into a wider economic, social and political context. The journal’s scope will cover research in the climate sciences but will cast a wider net to cover the implications of climate change for the economy, policy and society. As well as reflecting the traditional core subjects relating to climate  … Read more

Nature Medicine expands its horizons

Nature Medicine expands its horizons

Molecular medicine has undergone profound changes since the publication of the first issue of Nature Medicine 15 years ago this month (January). To keep up with these changes, the journal is strengthening its commitment to publishing the best research and the most topical news and commentary on translational medicine by adding more pages to the journal. The details are provided in the journal’s first Editorial of the year (Nature Medicine 16, 1; 2010) Nature Medicine‘s inaugural editorial (1, 1; 1995), stated that the journal would be “home to papers that bridge the gap between cutting edge biological research and more  … Read more

Nature Communications goes blogging

Nature Communications goes blogging

Nature Communications, an innovative online science journal covering all areas of the physical, chemical and biological sciences, will be launching in Spring 2010. The journal is open for submissions of manuscripts in these disciplines. For researchers keen to learn more about this new journal, Dr Lesley Anson, the chief editor of Nature Communications, has been interviewed by science blogger Dr Martin Fenner at Nature Network. A brief taste of the interview: Can you describe Nature Communications for me? The published research will be of the quality associated with Nature-branded journals, but won’t necessarily have the high impact or broad appeal  … Read more

Nature Medicine classics collection

In 2010, Nature Medicine will celebrate 15 years as the leading translational-research journal. To mark this anniversary, the journal has launched the Nature Medicine Classics Collection. This collection brings together some landmark articles published in Nature Medicine over the past 15 years, making them freely available to all readers together with a series of recent articles on different fields of biomedicine to illustrate the breadth of the journal.  Read more

Cover competition at EMBO Journal

Cover competition at EMBO Journal

EMBO Journal has just announced its annual competition for the best (scientific or non-scientific) cover images in 2010. The front cover of the 4 November issue (pictured) shows an assembly of many of the beautiful images that have been featured on the EMBO Journal since 2007; most of these had been submitted to previous competitions by scientists based throughout the world. Please visit the journal’s competition page for details of how you can participate in this year’s contest and submit your entries online. You can take a look at the gallery in the journal’s online archive for an impression of  … Read more