If you asked any scientist in the STEM field to identify their top journals, I would be surprised if Science and Nature were not at or near the top of their list. Well, as it turns out, Science and Nature have columns focused on careers in every issue of their journals. Nature has done an amazing job, too, with their email newsletter, Nature, in which they provide brief summaries of papers that have been publish. Nature provides more than 3000 registered journalists weekly news releases that include a listing of every research paper published.
The papers publish in Nature are internationally recognize as maintaining a high standard of scientific excellence. Scientific Reports publishes original research across the fields of the natural and clinical sciences. Original research is published AOPs – i.e., articles and letters, and, for journals publish them, brief communications. For Natures monthly journals publish primary research, new articles are upload once per week to an AOP section on its website.
Primary research publish by mostly essays (articles or letters) that are slightly edit. Nature publishes articles that are about 800 words and do not require any formatting. Research is publish on the web, with no delays, via the online publication system Nature Advance. Authors are identify by, and must agree to, Science terms. Technical comments (up to 1,000 words, 2 figures or tables, 15 references, and no Supplementary Material) are publish online, and they criticize major findings / methodologies from studies published in Science within the preceding 3 months.
We aim to publish papers that are influential within their fields or among fields. It will advance the understanding of science in important ways. Science is a weekly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original, significant scholarly research, as well as reviews and analyses of current research and scientific policy. Nature is edit and publish in England by a department of Springer Nature. An international scientific publisher, which publishes academic journals, magazines, online databases, and services in the fields of science and medicine. Nature believes AOP is the best, fastest way to publish high-quality, peer-reviews research, for the benefit of readers and authors.
How the process works
If you have a story that you would like to share with other researchers. I would definitely recommend giving submitting your paper to a try. If you truly have no shame, and would go out of your way to make it in Nature or Science. You could always write a letter to the editor, or participate in the readers poll. Unlike with Science, I cannot yet comment on the experience of sending an article to Nature. Although you can read one other scientists report of the publication experience at the Careers column at Nature.
Nature has also clarified that authors will still have the opportunity to publish in any of Natures journals under its existing subscription-based publishing model, without publication fees. Journals will be charging authors, starting January 2021. A maximum of EUR9,500 (nearly $11,400) for making research articles available for free. An alternative to subscription-only publication. After reading about the journals themselves, I must say I am somewhat baffled about. What makes articles published there any different from articles published by, say, JACS or ACS Nano.