Benefits to Authors

Articles published in npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease are open access, allowing for the widest dissemination, visibility, and impact of your research. New content is published online each week to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum.

Open access offers authors a number of benefits, including:

  •     Increased citation and usage
  •     Greater public engagement
  •     Faster Impact
  •     Wider Collaboration
  •     Compliance with funder mandates
  •     Increased interdisciplinary conversation

Creative Commons license

Articles are published under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). The CC BY license is preferred by many research funding bodies, and allows for maximum dissemination and re-use of open access materials. Alternative Creative Commons licenses are available on request: please contact the editorial office on acceptance of your article to discuss these options.

Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright of their work. Learn more about Creative Commons licenses and the license options available in npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease.

Publishing with the journal offers authors a number of benefits, including:

Abstracting and indexing

npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease is included in the leading abstracting and indexing services including ISI, Scopus, MEDLINE and PubMed Central. Extensive reference linking to key indexing services and DOI numbers provide seamless online linking between articles and databases. For a full list of where npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease is indexed, visit the journal’s Guide for Authors.


Part of the Nature Partner Journals series, the journal is published in a partnership between Nature Research and the Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine. All Nature Partner Journals titles have strong editorial values and adhere to a modified set of Nature editorial standards under the leadership of Nature Editor-in-Chief, Dr Philip Campbell.

Ease of Submission

Manuscripts submitted to npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease do not need to adhere to our formatting requirements at the point of initial submission; formatting requirements only apply at the time of acceptance.

Comprehensive and rigorous peer review

Manuscripts are evaluated by experienced editors and reviewers who are authorities in your field.

Rapid Turnaround Times

An average time to first decision within 36 days; the final version of a manuscript is published online within 25 days of acceptance.

Global Reach and Discoverability

Enhanced browsing and searching on means that articles are promoted, marketed and presented alongside other Nature Research published content. Article level metrics showcase your personal research impact in academia and beyond.

Professionally Written Editorial Summaries

Professionally written Editorial Summaries accompany each original research article, opening up your research to the wider primary care and respiratory community.


Articles published in npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease are included in monthly article e-alerts and regular email updates. A featured article is highlighted on the journal homepage each month, and may be selected to appear on the portal for partner publishing.

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