|Edited by||Elisa De Ranieri|
|Frequency||continuous, upon acceptance|
|License||Creative Commons licenses|
|ISO 4||Nat. Commun.|
Nature Communications is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group since 2010. It covers the natural sciences, including physics, chemistry, Earth sciences, and biology.
Starting October 2014, the journal only accepted submissions from authors willing to pay an article processing charge.
Until the end of 2015, part of the published submissions were only available to subscribers. In January 2016, all content became freely accessible to the public.
The journal is abstracted and indexed in:
In 2017, Nature Publishing Group announced the creation of three "subjournals" under the Communications brand: Communications Biology,Communications Chemistry and Communications Physics. These open-access journals offer a lower publication fee than Nature Communications, reflecting their more specialist remits. To be accepted, manuscripts should represent significant advances bringing new insights to a specialized area of research. Manuscripts rejected by Nature Publishing Group journals can choose to transfer the manuscript together with reviewers' reports to the three Communications-branded journals via NPG's automated transfer service. Alternatively, authors may choose to request a fresh review.