Clinical research

Nature Communications is interested in publishing high-quality clinical research in all areas of clinical medicine. In this collection, which is curated by the Life Sciences Editors at Nature Communications, we highlight some of the latest clinical research papers published in the journal. The collection is divided into four areas (COVID-19, Cancer, Physiology and disease, Microbiology and infectious diseases). With this collection, we aim to reiterate the interest of Nature Communications in publishing clinical research, including but not limited to interventional and observational clinical trials, as well as ad hoc analyses of published trials. This collection is accompanied by an editorial, where we clarify our guide to authors for submission of clinical research papers, and by a Q&A with Professor Ruth Plummer on the design and reporting of interventional clinical trials. The collection will be regularly updated with new content selected by our editorial team.

We now also welcome submissions of manuscripts reporting the results of clinical studies. All manuscripts will be considered according to our editorial policies for clinical research following peer review. Submissions are welcome on a rolling basis. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that any individual paper will be included in the desired collection. 

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Physiology and disease

Microbiology and infectious diseases