|Edited by||Magdalena Skipper|
|Frequency||continuous, upon acceptance|
|License||Creative Commons licenses|
Nature Communications is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group since 2010. It covers the natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, Earth sciences, and biology.
The founding editor-in-chief was Lesley Anson. The journal has editorial offices in London, New York City, and Shanghai.
Starting October 2014, the journal only accepted submissions from authors willing to pay an article processing charge (currently $5,200 in the United States), and until the end of 2015, part of the published submissions were only available to subscribers. In January 2016, all content became freely accessible to the public.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
- Science Citation Index
- Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
- Current Contents/Life Sciences
- Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
- The Zoological Record
- BIOSIS Previews
- Chemical Abstracts Service
- Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
In 2017, Nature Publishing Group announced the creation of three "subjournals" under the Communications brand: Communications Biology, Communications Chemistry and Communications Physics. These open-access journals offer a lower publication fee than Nature Communications, reflecting their more specialist remits. To be accepted, manuscripts should represent significant advances bringing new insights to a specialized area of research. Manuscripts rejected by Nature-branded journals, Nature Communications, included, can choose to transfer manuscript together with reviewers' reports to the three Communications-branded journals via the automated transfer service. The highest level of service is provided to authors submitting to and transferring between Nature-titled journals (Nature, Nature Research Journals and Nature Communications) and with Communications Biology, Communications Chemistry and Communications Physics. Alternatively, authors may choose to request a fresh review.
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