Preprint servers

Nature Physics supports the posting of submitted manuscripts on community preprint servers such as arXiv and bioRxiv. We do, however, ask you to respect the following summary of our preprint policy:

  • The original submitted version may be posted at any time.
  • The accepted version may be posted 6 months after publication.
  • The published version—copyedited and in Nature Physics journal format—may not be posted on a preprint server or other websites.

Further information on our preprints policy (which applies to all Nature journals) may be found on our confidentiality and pre-publicity page.