Nature Precedings is now out of “beta testing” and is launched. This new community service is described at Nautilus, the NPG blog for present and future authors. Submissions are screened by our professional curation team for relevance and quality, but are not subjected to peer review. High-quality contributions from biology, medicine (except clinical trials), chemistry and the Earth sciences are welcomed.
More details about Nature Precedings can be found here. Because they have not been peer-reviewed, many of the findings you read at Nature Precedings may be preliminary or speculative, and remain to be confirmed. Please bear this in mind when deciding how seriously to take them.
Submissions are not accepted from fields in the physical sciences that are are already well served by preprint servers such as arXiv.org. Content that considered to be non-scientific or pseudoscientific is rejected. We accept only genuine contributions from qualified scientists. This will usually require submitters to have a recognized academic affiliation. Incomplete submissions will also be rejected. This is a free service, so please help us to help you by completing all relevant sections of the submission form.
The reactions of scientists and publications to the launch of Nature Precedings can be found at this Connotea page, which is regularly updated. Here are one or two such articles: