Scientific Reports

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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
ISSN ‹See Tfm›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. On 23rd August 2016, a blog post on the Scholarly Kitchen mentioned that the journal is likely to become the biggest one in the world, overtaking PLOS ONE. [1]

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 5.228 in 2015.[2]

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, rather than perceived impact.[3] In 2015, an editor resigned from Scientific Reports [4] when the journal introduced a trial of a fast-track peer-review service for biology manuscripts in exchange for an additional fee. [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Davis, Phil (2016-08-23). "Scientific Reports On Track To Become Largest Journal In The World". The Scholarly Kitchen. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Scientific Reports". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nature's open-access offering may sound death knell for subs model". The Times Higher Education. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Bohannon, John (27 March 2015). "Editor quits journal over pay-for-expedited peer-review offer". Science Insider. Science/AAAS. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Quaderi, Nandita (24 March 2015). "NPG announces fast-track service". Nature. NPG. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 

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