For authors

Guidelines to submitting and reviewing

Welcome to the Nature Climate Change website. Here you can find general information about the journal, and more detailed information for readers, authors, referees, librarians, advertisers and journalists. This site is specific to Nature Climate Change, which is published by Nature Research. A full list of Nature Research publications is also available.

Getting published in Nature Climate Change

Please read this section before submitting anything to Nature Climate Change. This section explains our editorial criteria, and how manuscripts are handled by our editors between submission and acceptance for publication.


Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers via our secure online submission system, where you can also check the status of your submission. This section contains information about submitting your article to Nature Climate Change, including:

  • Presubmission enquiries
  • Initial and revised submissions
  • Final submissions (after acceptance)
  • Supplementary information

Manuscript formatting guide

This section provides a description of all types of contribution published in Nature Climate Change, and detailed instructions for preparing, formatting and writing all types of manuscripts published in the journal.

For referees

This section contains guidelines for refereeing for Nature Climate Change.

Referees are strongly encouraged to use our secure online submission system, where you can download manuscripts and upload your comments.

Contact the journal

This section provides contact information for our editorial, sponsorship and advertising departments.