Nature Reviews Journals

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Nature Reviews is a portfolio of 21 journals, which are dedicated to publishing review and commentary articles in the clinical, life, physical and earth sciences.

  • Part of the Nature family— the leading international weekly journal of science first published in 1869.
  • The Reviews are authoritative and accessible, and are complemented by critical comment and analysis.
  • High-quality graphics provide context and connection whatever the discipline.

The value of Nature Reviews

The Nature Reviews journals are unique resources and teaching tools, widely used by students and faculty. Dedicated to filtering and condensing the latest advances in their respective fields, the Reviews journals play an increasingly important part in improving the accessibility of original research. 

The Nature Reviews journals are run by professional editors who support authors throughout the editorial process: from commissioning thought-leaders to write about the most important and timely topics, to helping authors develop the scope of the article. Expert peer reviewers are selected to provide guidance. The articles are edited for clarity, balance and accessibility, and editors work together with art editors to turn complex concepts into clear figures that complement the text.

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"Researchers have an increasing focus and responsibility to contribute towards solving the world’s most pressing challenges, from curing diseases to addressing the pressures our planet faces from climate change. As research becomes more collaborative, our journals distil the diversity of perspectives to guide readers through the literature, providing researchers with the tools they need to push the boundary of discovery. Alongside our longer-format articles, the Nature Reviews journals presents expert opinions and perspectives, news and analysis across the scientific spectrum." 


Mina Razzak, 
Editorial Director, Nature Reviews

Editorial Highlights

  • Nature Reviews Immunology: COVID-19 watch

    Nature Reviews Immunology: COVID-19 watch

    We launched a COVID-19 Preprint watch in collaboration with the Sinai Immunology Review Project. This collection of short articles covers our emerging understanding of the immune response to this new coronavirus, prospects for vaccine development, immunopathology of COVID-19 and how it might be treated with immunomodulatory drugs.

  • Nature Reviews Microbiology: addressing antimicrobial resistance

    Nature Reviews Microbiology: addressing antimicrobial resistance

    'Superbugs’ are on the rise and spread fast. So, what does it take to tackle the antimicrobial resistance crisis? To learn more, read our new Collection on addressing antimicrobial resistance. This Collection highlights how the global scientific and public health communities as well as governmental and regulatory bodies focus on key areas to address the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. 

  • Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology: consensus statement

    Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology: consensus statement

    To help and guide the research community with standardised definitions and nomenclature around  the cellular process known as epithelial–mesenchymal transition, a group of more than 40 experts have come together to produce this consensus statement. Standardisation will help the community when reporting on data and results, and to better characterize the process in different experimental models.

  • Nature Reviews Drug Discovery: COVID-19 vaccine landscape

    Nature Reviews Drug Discovery: COVID-19 vaccine landscape

    We published an article on the vaccine development landscape for COVID-19 which has had >350,000 page views and has an Altmetric score of >3,800 less than a month after publication. The article highlights the unprecedented speed and scale at which the global vaccine R&D effort is moving and the need for strong collaboration.

  • Nature Reviews Disease Primers: 5 year anniversary

    Nature Reviews Disease Primers: 5 year anniversary

    We turned 5 years old! To celebrate our anniversary, we present a collection of five key Primers and associated PrimeViews, one from each year that the journal has been published and five Comment articles in which past authors discuss the key achievements of the field, the process of writing for our journal and the collaborative nature of writing a Primer article.

  • Nature Reviews Physics: viewpoint on visibility of Asian scientists

    Nature Reviews Physics: viewpoint on visibility of Asian scientists

    We published a Viewpoint on the barriers that Asian scientists encounter in publishing their work and becoming more visible at the international level. This article brings together the opinions of nine researchers, editors and science communicators who identify various challenges and suggest ways in which they can be addressed

Nature Reviews Author Satisfaction

97% 'excellent' or 'good' experience

Throughout 2019, Springer Nature collected and surveyed responses from Nature Reviews authors to gauge their experience while writing for our journals. Our editorial team was encouraged to learn that overall author satisfaction is the highest of all Springer Nature journals; 97% of authors rated their experience as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. View more statistics in the blog post written by Editorial Director, Mina Razzak.

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