Our publishing models

As part of the ongoing changes in scientific publishing, which aim to increase the readership, reach and impact of published research, many journals are moving from a traditional, subscription-based publishing model to an Open Access (OA) model. Under the OA model, an article is made freely available online when published, rather than being behind a paywall. Payment for publication is made by the authors’ institutions or funding bodies, who pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) when the research is accepted.

From January 2021, authors submitting to Nature Methods will be able to choose to publish their work using either the traditional publishing route OR Open Access OR Guided Open Access.

Find out more about publishing in Nature Methods

Nature Methods is actively committed to becoming a fully Open Access journal. We will increase the number of articles we publish OA, with the eventual goal of becoming a fully Open Access journal. This transition towards OA recognises our commitment to the principles developed by cOAlition S. A journal that commits to this process is known as a Transformative Journal (TJ).

Find out more about Transformative Journals