5 Things to know about Nature Research journals

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By: Guest contributor, Wed Oct 9 2019

Author: Guest contributor

Curious about what we do, and what goes into producing a Nature-branded research journal? Here are five things you may not know about us and how our journals can help you throughout your career.

1. Dedicated in-house teams
We have dedicated in-house teams that offer support and guidance through the submission, peer review and publication process and that help increase the impact of your work:

  • Editorially-independent professional editors, who are trained scientists, will guide you through the peer-review and publication process.
  • Journal art editors will help create engaging figures and artwork.
  • Copy-editors and production staff will help maximise the clarity of your work.
  • Our press team will disseminate key research to the widest possible audience.

2. Skills training and support
Our editors often visit institutions to present or host workshops on communicating and sharing your research. We also work with librarians and scientific institutions to offer skills training and support in the preparation of scientific papers.

3. Author retention of ownership - your research is yours
Our authors retain copyright of their research and are free to share links to view-only articles anywhere, including social media and other channels. We advocate data and code sharing by our authors to ensure the research we publish can be used and built on for generations. We also strive to be fully compliant with self-archiving policies.

4. Industry involvement and innovation
We are passionate about innovating in peer review and publication. Nature Research editors interact with the scientific community to ensure we are aware of and can respond to developments and challenges. We look to address these changes by incorporating new technology into our processes, innovating in peer review or creating a new title where new disciplines are born or fields grow.

5. Our journals include more than research
Each issue of a Nature Research journal is professionally curated to ensure relevancy and significance to its specific field. In addition to primary research, we selectively add content, such as News and Views articles, critical opinion and analysis and scholarly reviews and perspectives, that helps put research into context.

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