Nature Communications is an innovative online science journal launching in Spring 2010, providing a unique forum for the rapid publication of high-quality research in all areas of the physical, chemical and biological sciences. Nature Communications offers:
– An online publishing arena for the entire scientific spectrum
– Rigorous peer review
– High-quality papers reporting fundamental scientific advances
– Rapid dissemination of accepted research to a broad audience
– An open-access publishing opportunity
We advise reading the journal’s Guide to Authors before submitting your paper, for information about content types, how to submit, and the editorial process. Here is some more detail for authors:
Nature Communications is an online-only, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research in all areas of the biological, physical and chemical sciences. Papers published by the journal represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field.
Nature Communications encourages submissions in fields that aren’t represented by a dedicated Nature research journal; for example developmental biology, plant science, microbiology, ecology and evolution, palaeontology, astronomy and high-energy physics. The editors particularly welcome submissions from cross-disciplinary fields, including biophysics, physical chemistry, environmental science and mathematical biology, although no area is excluded from consideration. In all cases, papers published in Nature Communications will be of high quality, without necessarily having the scientific reach of papers published in Nature and the Nature research journals.
Nature Communications is committed to providing an efficient service for both authors and readers. A streamlined peer-review system, together with the support of an Editorial Advisory Panel, allows a team of independent editors to make rapid and fair publication decisions. Prompt dissemination of accepted papers to Nature Publishing Group’s wide readership and beyond is achieved through a programme of continuous online publication. Published manuscripts are enhanced by innovative web technologies, including interactive browsing and efficient data- and text-mining.
Nature Communications Nature Network forum, where you can read, post and discuss matters relating to the journal with the editors and other Nature Network users.