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From Nature—the leading international weekly journal of science first published in 1869—to selective subject-specific subscription journals including Nature Genetics and Nature Physics and broad open-access journals such as Nature Communications and Scientific Reports, there is a home for your research within our family of journals. We're committed to providing more options for authors in the open access arena too. In early 2018, three new high-quality, selective, open access multidisciplinary journals—Communications BiologyCommunications Chemistry and Communications Physics—published their first papers. Our Nature Reviews titles showcase authoritative, accessible and significant review content. High-quality graphics and enhanced content provide context and explanation, whatever your discipline.

Every month, nine million people read news, analysis and commentary on nature.com. We are committed to developing the next generation of scientists through our backing for the Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science, the John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science and the Nature Research Awards for Inspiring and Innovating Science.

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