Content types


Nature Communications publishes original research in one format, Articles, which may range in length from short communications through to more in-depth studies. Regardless of the length, an Article is a novel and important research study of high quality and of interest to that specific research community.

Commissioned content

Nature Communications' editors invite specialists in a field to write three different types of content, Reviews, Perspective and Comment.


Important scientific comments and clarifications on peer-reviewed articles published in Nature Communications may be submitted as Correspondence.