Open access at Nature Research

Nature Research has consistently been an early mover in embracing open access. Since 2005, when we launched our first fully open access journal, we have built a portfolio of more than 70 journals with an open access option. These range from multidisciplinary titles such as Nature Communications – the most cited multidisciplinary open science journal in the world – to highly specialized titles such as the Nature Partner Journals series.

Combining rigorous peer-review, editorial excellence and technological innovation, our open access journals make the highest quality research more visible, shareable and citable.

What is open access?

An overview of open access and the different options to make your research outputs openly accessible.

Open access journals

Nature Research's open access journals include Nature Communications, the Communications journals, Scientific Reports, Scientific Data, and the Nature Partner Journals. Download a list of all Springer Nature's fully open access titles to learn more, including APC and licence information.

Nature Partner Journals

Nature Research launched the Nature Partner Journals in 2014, collaborating with preeminent scientists and global partners to publish high-quality open access research. Our portfolio of journals now spans the full gamut of research, from engineering to policy implementation, from fundamental physics to the clinic.

Open access policies

Learn about Nature Research's policies on open access licensing, complying with funders, and more.