Benefits to Authors

Articles published in npj Quantum Information 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 conversations

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 Quantum Information.

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

Abstracting and indexing
npj Quantum Information is included in leading abstracting and indexing services, including: the DOAJ; Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®); Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; and Current Contents®/Physical Chemical and Earth Sciences. Extensive reference linking to key indexing services and DOI numbers provide seamless online linking between articles and databases. 

Part of the Nature Partner Journals series, the journal is published in a partnership between Springer Nature and The University of New South Wales, Australia. 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 Quantum Information 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.

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

Editorial summaries
Professionally written summaries accompany each original research article, opening up your findings to the wider research community.

Articles published in npj Quantum Information 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.

Articles published in npj Quantum Information may be promoted by press release to the general or scientific press, utilizing Springer Nature’s extensive international media database.

Abstracting and indexing
npj Quantum Information is included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-E), therefore all articles will appear in Web of Science search results. The journal will apply for indexing in Scopus when appropriate and all published articles will be retrospectively added to the database.