All content hosted on the Nature News site is now freely available. This includes online news articles, and news and news features articles published in Nature. Previously, this content was free for the first four days from publication before becoming subscription-access only. The Nature News archive is now accessible to all.
Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has made this change so that Nature‘s news content can be disseminated and discussed as widely as possible, as we develop nature.com as the hub for quality science news and comment. With the rise of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and our own Connotea and Nature Network, we’d like to ensure that discussions about our news and comment can include an accessible link to the article.
The Nature News website links out to other articles such as opinion articles and features hosted by Nature and associated journals such as Nature Medicine. These articles, as well as analysis pieces including News and Views and Research Highlights, remain subscription access. These articles can be accessed via personal subscription, site license or individual article purchase.