Our print subscribers in Italy will unfortunately experience a delay in receiving their print copies of the August edition of Nature Methods. Regretably, all 2,000 copies delivered to Italy were stolen and haven’t been recovered. We are working to have the issue reprinted and delivered as soon as possible.
We often receive comments from our print subscribers that their copy of Nature Methods tends to get pilferred from their mailbox or desk but we certainly never expected to witness a theft of this scale. We are doubtful that demand for the journal is such that a black market has developed for copies at cut-rate prices but it is humorous to imagine what the culprits response was when they opened the boxes.