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Getting published is a crucial career milestone for scientists, but many academic programmes do not provide formal training on how to do it. This collection offers top tips on how to write and publish better papers, as well as information about the publishing process and advice on peer review.


Jeff C. Clements reckons with a recent set of reviewer comments that used ‘being critical’ as a justification to be mean.

Career Column | | Nature

Scientists receive too little peer-review training. Here’s one method for effectively peer-reviewing papers, says Mathew Stiller-Reeve.

Career Column | | Nature

Non-native English speakers face challenges when trying to publish. But there are resources that can provide help.

Feature | | Nature

Publishers, reviewers and other members of the scientific community must fight science’s preference for positive results — for the benefit of all, says Devang Mehta.

Career Column | | Nature

Manuscript-editing services are growing. Can they turn a mediocre paper into a publishable one? And at what cost?

Feature | | Nature

We shed some light on how the Nature Methods editorial team evaluates papers submitted to the journal.

Editorial | | Nature Methods