How to publish

Authors should follow the steps below to ensure their manuscript is sent to the editorial team as swiftly as possible.

Please note that every manuscript undergoes a series of quality control checks based on the submission guidelines, including any relevant editorial and publishing policies. Failure to meet criteria will result in the manuscript being returned to you before it is passed to the editorial team. 

1. Check that your manuscript is within the scope of Scientific Reports.

2. Prepare your manuscript according to the submission guidelines and editorial and publishing policies.

3. Ensure you have included ALL essential sections and information. Use the checklist.

4. Submit your manuscript using our online submission system.

Peer review is managed by our Editorial Board Members. To read about the peer-review process at Scientific Reports visit our peer-review policies page.

Manuscripts accepted for publication will be published open access in Scientific Reports on nature.com after payment of an article processing charge.