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Nature Research & Nature Reviews journals

Discover the clinical and medical journals that we publish at Nature Research. These titles provide researchers, clinicians, trainees and allied health professionals with access to high-quality research from across the medical specialties. The journals help clinicians to support the advancement of the health and well-being of our global population.

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Supporting every step from bench to bedside

Our journal content will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments and advances across the clinical and health sciences.

Drug Discovery

Drug Discovery

Stay informed about the latest advances in the discovery and development of new drugs, as well as industry trends.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Understand the landscape of clinical trials across major therapeutic areas, the implications for future treatment strategies and the latest developments in clinical trial design.

Patient Care

Patient Care

Gain knowledge on the implications of recent therapeutic advances for optimal patient care and emerging trends such as digital health technologies.

Nature Research journals

The research journals publish cutting-edge, original research, in addition to reviews, opinion and commentaries, which put new scientific breakthroughs into a wider context.  The content is indispensable for researchers and students who want to stay up-to-date in their respective fields.

  • Nature Biomedical Engineering
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • Nature Cancer
  • Nature Medicine

Nature Reviews journals

Nature Reviews journals publish high-quality, authoritative Reviews and Perspectives written by world-leading researchers. The clear and concise articles, with bespoke artwork, ensure that readers remain up-to-date with new advances throughout the clinical sciences. 

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  • Nature-Reviews-Cardiology
  • Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology
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  • Nature Reviews Endocrinology
  • Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Nature Neuroscience
  • Nature Reviews Immunology
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Nature Reviews Nephrology
  • Nature Reviews Neurology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Nature Reviews Rheumatology
  • Nature Reviews Urology

How Review journals support the advancement of health and well-being

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Annette Fenner

Chief Editor
Nature Reviews Urology

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Tell us a little about your role and research background?

I’m the Chief Editor of Nature Reviews Urology, one of the 8 specialty clinical medicine journals in the Nature Reviews family. We cover all aspects of urology from basic research through translational medicine to clinical, patient-centred topics. My background is primarily medical - I trained as a clinician and completed my medical degree in 2010. However, during my medical degree I also intercalated a PhD in reproductive biology, both at Imperial College London. Thus, I have experience at both ends of the spectrum — basic science and patient-facing clinical medicine.

What do review articles have to offer, compared to other types of research content?

Our Reviews are an invaluable resource for anyone looking to get an in-depth update on a topic. For a busy reader, as well as providing everything you need to know on a subject in one place, they include clear and attractive figures that are an excellent resource for understanding and for using in talks and teaching. At Nature Reviews in particular, we ask authors to offer their own insights and to critique the data as well as describing the field. In that way, the reader knows that they are getting a thorough, timely, expert-led view of the topic.

Why are Review journals so important?

Nature Reviews journals specialize in this article type, meaning that we invest a lot of time in each article to ensure that it is complete, comprehensive, and accessible. All our Reviews, Consensus Statements, and Perspectives are peer-reviewed and edited in house, with several rounds of revision, and collaboration between the authors and the editors. This means that readers know they can trust our content to be authoritative and relevant in their busy working lives.

How do these journals help researchers, clinicians, trainees and allied health professionals

Within the Nature Reviews family, we produce not only clinical specialty journals, but also a number of other journals that are really valuable to those working within a clinical environment. For those in drug discovery and R&D, our basic science Reviews — both in the clinical journals and in the Life Sciences Reviews journals such as Nature Reviews Cancer — introduce disease mechanisms and discuss potential drug targets, and, of course, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery is tailored for this field. These basic, mechanistic articles are also valuable for those working in clinical trials and clinical medicine professionals who are looking for a deeper understanding of disease pathology. Our more clinical articles are also a great resource for these groups, and are carefully put together to make them useful and accessible for all levels of medical professionals, from medical students looking for an overview of a disease (Nature Reviews Disease Primers is a great resource for these readers), up to senior consultants who want to remain up to date in their specialty by reading the relevant clinical Nature Reviews journal.

Response to the Global Pandemic & support for the research community

COVID-19 Watch Collection

COVID-19 Watch Collection

Articles from Nature Reviews Immunology that highlight the latest research and insight into the immunology of SARS-CoV-2 and the associated disease COVID-19. They cover the emerging understanding of the immune response... Share the collection.

Figure: IBD during COVID-19

Figure: IBD during COVID-19

The coronavirus disease worldwide outbreak has led to a dramatic challenge for all healthcare systems, incl. inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) centres. take a look at the figure of approaches to minimize spread of infectious disease.

Vaccines: a graphical guide

Vaccines: a graphical guide

More than 90 vaccines are being developed against SARS-CoV-2 by research teams across the world. They are trialling different technologies, some of which haven’t been used in a licensed vaccine before. Nature’s graphical guide explains... 8 min read.

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