May 23, 2022

Nature Publishing Group Formally Launches “New Brand” of Open Access Journals

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has just launched the ‘Nature Partner Journal’ series. 

From NPG:

“This high-quality, online-only subject specific portfolio of journals brings Nature’s reputation for impact and excellence to open access and publishing partnerships. The Nature Partner Journals will be characterized by landmark partnerships with institutions, foundations and academic societies.”

“Nature Partner Journals will adopt a modified set of Nature editorial standards, with rigorous requirements for the training and appointment of Editors-in-Chief and continuous assessment of editorial quality against agreed key performance indicators.”

Read the Full Text Announcement

Direct to Nature Partner Journals Homepage

Three Partner Journals

  • npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine (with Primary Care Respiratory Society – UK and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG))
  • npj Schizophrenia (with Schizophrenia International Research Society)
  • npj Biofilms and Microbiomes (with Nanyang Technological University – NTU and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – SCELSE)

Fast Facts (via FAQs)

  • The APC for all Nature Partner Journals is $4,000
  • Online advertising and sponsorship will be available
  • Three partner journals will publish first content next month
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