Benefits to Authors

Did you know?

  • That npj Microgravity 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 Microgravity 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 Microgravity

Part of the Nature Partner Journals series of titles, npj Microgravity is a high quality new Nature Research journal published by Springer Nature in collaboration with The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and Nature Publishing Group (NPG), with the support of NASA.

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

Open access

As an open access journal, npj Microgravity content is freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination. New content is published online each week to provide timely communication to the community and keep publication times to a minimum. Learn more about the benefits of open access.

Authors of accepted manuscripts are charged an article processing charge (APC). Visit our open research site for further information about APCs in npj Microgravity and our free open access funding support service.

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 Microgravity.

Ease of submission

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

Online submission − reducing publication times

npj Microgravity 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 is committed to maintaining the highest possible quality and standards.

Regular free e-mail alerts

Content published in npj Microgravity 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.

Abstracting and indexing

npj Microgravity is listed within leading abstracting and indexing services including PubMed Central, PubMed, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). 

Media coverage

The Nature press office provides information about exceptionally interesting papers published across Nature Research journals. 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.