Nature Protocols

Setting the Benchmark: a comprehensive database of peer-reviewed, step-by-step protocols from leading laboratories

Nature Protocols is an online journal of laboratory protocols for bench researchers. Protocols are presented in a ‘recipe’ style providing step-by-step descriptions of procedures, which users can take to the lab and immediately apply in their own research.

Nature Protocols appeals to a broad audience from researchers and technical staff to postdoctoral fellows and faculty interested in biomedicine, biological sciences and chemistry at academic, commercial and governmental organizations and research institutions.

Nature Protocols is associated with the Protocol Exchange which is an open repository through which researchers can share and discuss their protocols.


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Benefits for Users

  • A comprehensive database of thousands of peer-reviewed and detailed protocols for bench researchers
  • A resource that covers the breadth of the biological and biomedical sciences fields, including some chemistry/physics techniques with biological applications
  • By covering both established and relatively novel techniques, we provide a valuable resource for users at all stages of research
  • Our sophisticated platform Springer Nature Experiments delivers a fast and seamless browsing experience, tailored to the methodological needs of life science researchers

Subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell biology
  • Cell culture
  • Chemical modification
  • Computational biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Epigenomics
  • Genetic analysis
  • Genetic modification
  • Genomics
  • Imaging
  • Immunology
  • Isolation, Purification and Separation
  • Lipidomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology
  • Model organisms
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nucleic acid based molecular biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Plant biology
  • Protein analysis
  • Proteomics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Structural biology
  • Synthetic chemistry
  • Tissue culture