Nature Communications to become open access only

(23 September 2014) Nature Communications is to become the first Nature-branded open access only journal. The number one open access journal in multidisciplinary sciences (according to 2013 Journal Citation Reports), Nature Communications is Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) flagship open access title. Nature Communications will only accept open access research submissions from 20th October 2014.

Nature Communications ranks as the number three multidisciplinary journal in the world behind Nature and Science. The title was launched in 2010 as a born-digital hybrid journal, publishing both open access and subscription content. Nature Communications is now one of NPG’s fastest growing titles, receiving over 1,000 submissions every month. All research published by the journal represents important advances, of significance to specialists within a field, in all areas of the biological, physical, chemical and earth sciences.

Read the detailed press release here.