Benefits to Authors

Benefits to Authors

Did you know?

  • That npj Computational Materials is an online-only, open access journal? Articles are published under a Creative Commons license, which means they are freely available to all and authors retain copyright.
  • That the millions of users of can now sign up for an e-mail copy of the table of contents for the npj Computational Materials in which your article is published?
  • That all Nature Partner Journal 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.

Benefits of publishing with npj Computational Materials

npj Computational Materials is a high quality new Nature Research journal published by Springer Nature in partnership with Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and is part of the Nature Partner Journals series of titles.

Publishing with npj Computational Materials and Springer Nature provides an author with a wide range of benefits:

Open access

As an open access journal, npj Computational Materials content is freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination. New content is published online regularly to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum.

Creative Commons license

npj Computational Materials articles are published under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). Alternative licences are available on request. More information about license choice can be found on the Open Access page.

Online submission − reducing publication times

npj Computational Materials uses the eJournal Press online submission system, which allows authors to submit papers via the Web. This system speeds up the submission and refereeing process, and allows you to view the status of your paper online.


Authors who choose to publish in any Nature Research journal can be assured that publishing, editorial and production staff are committed to maintaining the highest possible quality and standards.

Regular free e-mail alerts

Content published in npj Computational Materials has the potential to reach scientists around the world who have signed up for Nature Research's free table of contents e-alerts, ensuring additional exposure for authors. These e-alerts will inform recipients of the articles published in the journal on a monthly basis and allow them to click through and read the full text.

Media coverage

The Nature press office provides information about exceptionally interesting papers published throughout Nature Research. More than 2,000 journalists and media organizations worldwide subscribe to the press service, ensuring that papers receive maximum exposure in the world's most important media channels including newspapers, magazines, radio and television.