Scientific Reports

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For the informal document describing scientific research, see Technical report.
Scientific Reports  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Sci. Rep.
Discipline Natural sciences
Language English
Edited by Suzanne Farley
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Continuous
License Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported or Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
ISSN 2045-2322

Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Scientific Reports is abstracted and indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's impact factor has increased from 2.927 in 2012 to 5.578 in 2014.[1]

Peer review[edit]

Scientific Reports has been described as a mega journal, conceptually similar to PLoS ONE, based on article processing charges and a peer review model emphasizing scientific quality not perceived impact.[2] In 2015, an editor resigned from Scientific reports when the journal introduced an expedited peer review service through a private company in exchange for an additional fee.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Scientific Reports". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nature's open-access offering may sound death knell for subs model". The Times Higher Education. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Bohannon, John (27 March 2015). "Editor quits journal over pay-for-expedited peer-review offer". Science Insider. Science/AAAS. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

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