Communication and media benefits

Helping you communicate without hype

The Nature Portfolio press office is responsible for promoting the content of all titles in the Nature Portfolio stable. The majority of the team are based in London, with a further Press Officer in New York and additional support in China, Japan and Dubai.

The press office select, write and distribute press releases to the media on research in these journals under embargo conditions prior to publication. Press releases are independent summaries of the work written in a style and at a level appropriate for the media. They advertise the interest of a paper in a clear and attention-catching manner, but do not hype the findings.

Journalists who register to receive press releases, are also given the name of the corresponding author(s) to contact, together with the phone numbers and email addresses. Access to a copy of the paper is provided to registered journalists through our password protected press site along with any additional materials.

The press office aims to keep authors and their external relations offices up to date with information regarding their paper, including the publication date and embargo details. For authors with accepted manuscripts, we suggest that they contact their press office as soon as they are notified that their paper has been accepted so that they can obtain assistance with the management of media or other enquiries.

Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication, and their external relations offices, can contact the press office by email at