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 (1) (2) 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.

The value of Nature Reviews

"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 distill 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

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Editorial Highlights

  • Nature Reviews: 20th Anniversary

    Nature Reviews: 20th Anniversary

    Nature Reviews was launched with the vision of creating the premier source for non-primary scientific content – highly polished, beautifully illustrated, narrative reviews by the top scientists in the field. Our aim has always been to monitor significant developments in the fields we cover and provide summary content in digestible formats for our time-poor readers, be they students or be they professors. 

    Our 20th anniversary celebrates the launches of Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology and Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

  • Cross-Journal Editorial team: supporting the Nature Reviews portfolio

    Cross-Journal Editorial team: supporting the Nature Reviews portfolio

    The Cross-Journal Editorial team supports all 21 Nature Reviews journals, working on articles at all stages of the publication process, including commissioning content, handling peer review and editing. They also write Research Highlights and contribute to special editorial projects. In the first half of 2020, the team edited 71 manuscripts across 17 Nature Reviews Journals and performed tasks across the editorial spectrum.

  • Nature Reviews Endocrinology: Understanding islet biology

    Nature Reviews Endocrinology: Understanding islet biology

    This article series highlights developments in islet biology and provides a knowledge hub for the diabetes mellitus research community. Ultimately, increasing our understanding of the cellular composition, function and cell–cell crosstalk in pancreatic islets might lead to the development of novel management strategies for diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome.

  • Nature Reviews Cardiology: COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

    Nature Reviews Cardiology: COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

    The presence of cardiovascular comorbidities is linked with worse outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and COVID-19 can induce cardiovascular damage. In this Review, Joseph Wu and colleagues summarize the latest mechanistic and clinical studies that contribute to our current understanding of COVID-19-related cardiovascular disease.

  • Nature Reviews Earth & Environment: Insight into the Earth system

    Nature Reviews Earth & Environment: Insight into the Earth system

    Lockdowns associated with COVID-19 have had significant impacts on the environment, including a temporary reduction in CO2 emissions and air pollution. This Perspective discusses these short- and long-term cascading environmental impacts, and highlights how the lockdowns can be used an opportunity to better understand the Earth system with targeted data collection.

  • Nature Reviews Cancer: Key steps for effective breast cancer prevention

    Nature Reviews Cancer: Key steps for effective breast cancer prevention

    Prevention potentially offers the most cost-effective strategy for breast cancer control. This Review presents the evidence for the role of various genetic and non-genetic risk factors in breast cancer incidence. It also discusses how these factors can be incorporated into tools that assess risk, to enable better targeting of women for appropriate risk-reducing interventions.

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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Nature Reviews Disease Primers
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