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  • Constructing a fair and accurate author list can be one of the most fraught aspects of manuscript publication. We provide some advice and resources for authors at all career levels.

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  • Professional editing can be a rewarding career. Here we discuss what the job entails, highs and lows, how to prepare for this career, the interview process and more.

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  • Computation goes hand in hand with contemporary biological studies. We describe a few trends in computational science that are helping drive new biological knowledge.

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  • Researchers, funders, database managers and journals all have a role to play in accounting for diversity and prioritizing inclusion at the basic science level.

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  • The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is the primary data resource for structural biology. On its 50th anniversary, we celebrate the future of this ever-growing field.

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  • The past year has been long and challenging for all of us. Here’s how Nature Methods has been faring since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic.

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  • At Nature Methods we are happy to engage with prospective authors and readers. Here we go through the why, what, who, when and how of talking to journal editors.

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  • New year, big changes: Nature Methods now offers authors the ability to publish research papers on an open access basis, including via a Guided Open Access pilot. Here’s how it works.

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  • A new method should be thoroughly tested, applied, described — and peer-reviewed — before biological discoveries generated using the method are published.

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  • This month, we celebrate the beauty and power of microscopy images.

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  • The US elections take place in a little over a month. How its citizens vote will have a major impact on the scientific community and on the integrity of the scientific enterprise in the United States.

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  • We distributed an informal questionnaire to learn from scientists about their professional use of WeChat. We share some of their answers and discuss the multipurpose platform offered by WeChat.

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  • We’ve made some recent updates to our various content type offerings at Nature Methods. Here is a cheat sheet.

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  • Systemic racism has held back under-represented minorities, especially Black people, in scientific research. We’re committed in our roles as journal editors to help correct this inequality.

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  • We conducted an informal survey to learn how scientists are using Twitter. We share some of the responses and discuss why being active on Twitter offers real benefits.

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  • More basic research studies of marine microorganisms — supported by new methods, tools and resources — are needed to help inform policies to mitigate the impact of climate change.

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  • Despite the incredible challenges, the science research community is stepping up to address the coronavirus pandemic in multiple ways.

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  • Discourse is fundamental to science. We now have a dedicated format for constructive comments on Nature Methods papers, called Matters Arising.

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  • This month, we take a look back on the first year of the online Springer Nature Protocols and Methods Community.

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