150 years
of Nature

A century and a half of research and discovery.

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Explore Nature’s archive in an interactive graphic

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Anniversary highlights

Nature at 150: evidence in pursuit of truth

A century and a half has seen momentous changes in science, but evidence and transparency are more important than ever before.

10 extraordinary Nature papers

A series of News & Views articles assesses the importance and lasting impact of 10 key papers from our archive.

Essay series: Lessons from 150 years of science

Across 7 essays, leading historians explore how the past century and a half has forged some of the defining features of today’s scientific system.

Nature’s reach: narrow work has broad impact

A scientific paper today is inspired by more disciplines than ever before, shows a major analysis of research publications.

150 years of Nature: a data graphic charts our evolution

An analysis of the archive reveals the changing nature of Nature.


First issue:
4 November 1869

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Anniversary issue:
7 November 2019

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The anniversary collection

150 years of Nature

Read the full collection of articles published for Nature’s anniversary, exploring the past, present and future of the journal and of science.

Our history

Behind the scenes at Nature

In this collection of day-in-the-life posts, staff at Nature explain what it’s like working for the journal.

History of Nature

When Nature was first published on 4 November 1869, it was considered a risky venture. The history of the journal mirrors how science and society have changed in a century and a half. Read the full account here.

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