November 2017 | Our primary goal is to produce journals that the scientific community values, both as readers and authors. ...we also aim to create innovative journals that span both the natural and social sciences to help researchers address some of the biggest challenges that are facing global society.
Measures of success: what’s the real value of published research?
February 2019 | In this article we look at some of the broader impact outcomes resulting from two very different papers published in Nature-branded Journals. We talked to the corresponding authors of each paper to find out what kind of impact the work has had on their careers, their field of research, and the wider world. We also asked them about their thoughts on the continued value of traditional research metrics; how they see impact measures changing over time; and what additional measures they would like to see introduced.
Launch of the “Cancer at Nature Research Portal”
December 2017 | The Nature Research editors who handle cancer primary research, methods, protocols and reviews bring you the latest articles, covering all aspects from disease mechanisms to therapeutic approaches.
Nature Energy: Adapting to Meet our Growing Thirst for Energy
July 2018 | Over a series of articles, we’ll be exploring the role Springer Nature's Journals are playing in tackling specific Sustainable Development Goals, but also how their diverse natural science and social science remit is seeing them address the much broader challenges that make up the programme. In this interview, find out how Nature Energy is publishing research that explores approaches to energy generation, storage, distribution and the impact of these on society and the planet.
Nature Cancer: Covering the breadth of cancer research
Prior to launching Nature Cancer in January 2020, cancer researchers were firmly in the mind of Chief Editor, Alexia-Ileana Zaromytidou: “We aimed for Nature Cancer to be a true community journal that serves interdisciplinary researcher cohorts.” In the five months since the inaugural issue, the journal has covered the breadth of cancer research.
Nature Sustainability: Promoting Interdisciplinary Research to Advance Global Sustainability
September 2018 | The newest Nature Research journal, Nature Sustainability, blends natural, social and engineering research fields to support new policies and deliver actionable solutions to sustainability challenges. chief Editor, Monica Contestabile, talks to us about how the journal intersects with almost every one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, with a particular interest in sustainable cities and sustainable food systems.
10 facts you didn't know about Nature
With the 150th Anniversary of Nature on the horizon in November 2019, our archivist and in-house-historian, Alysoun Sanders, has been exploring our archive and discovered some interesting, fun and significant highlights that you may not have know about one of the oldest scientific journals in the world!
Nature Metabolism journal shows strong track record
August 2019 | The Nature Metabolism journal started publishing only six months ago but has already shown a strong track record of promising research papers. One example is a paper published in July, showing that a ketogenic diet, a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates, promotes the growth of lymph vessels in mice and might lead to substantial reductions in lymphedema which is a huge problem in clinics.
Nature Food: Crossing the disciplines of food research
Nature Food launched in January 2020, publishing research and commentary on all aspects of food production, processing, distribution and consumption that relate to the broader sustainability agenda. The COVID-19 pandemic has, according to Chief Editor Anne Mullen, drawn issues of food supply chain resilience and food security sharply into focus this year, and may well be an impetus for a global food system transformation.
Nature Reviews Physics off to a strong start
August 2019 | The Nature Reviews Physics journal was launched in January this year and has been off to a strong start with contributions from well-known authors in the field. Its first issue featured a comment by the American theoretical physicist and Nobel prize winner Frank Wilczek titled “The evolving unity of physics” in which he discusses the synergy between the different fields of physics. March and April followed with two focus issues on nuclear power and the future of particle accelerators while the May issue featured an article about the representation of women in physics.