Nature Communications

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Nature Communications  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Nat. Commun.
Discipline Biology, physics, chemistry, Earth sciences
Language English
Edited by Joerg Heber
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Upon acceptance
License Creative Commons licenses
ISSN 2041-1723
OCLC no. 614340895

Nature Communications is a peer-reviewed partial open access scientific journal published online-only by the Nature Publishing Group since 2010. It is multidisciplinary in scope, with coverage that includes all topics in physics, chemistry, Earth sciences, and biology. The executive editor is Joerg Heber, with David Gevaux as chief physical sciences editor and Niki Scaplehorn as chief life sciences editor. The founding chief editor was Lesley Anson.

Since October 2014, the journal only accepts submissions from authors willing to pay an article processing charge. Until end of 2015 part of the published submissions are only available to subscribers, as it is common with non-Open Access journals. All contents will be accessible to everyone starting January 2016.[1]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 11.47.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Open Access Nature". Nature Communications. Nature Publishing Group. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 2014-09-27. 
  3. ^ "CAS Source Index". Chemical Abstracts Service. American Chemical Society. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Nature Communications". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  5. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 2015-03-26. 
  6. ^ "Nature Communications". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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