Scientific Reports

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A new open-access, peer-reviewed publication from Nature Publishing Group covers the natural sciences - biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics. Scientific Reports is already accepting submissions and will publish its first articles in June 2011.

All published articles will be subject to an article-processing charge and authors will have a choice of two non-commercial Creative Commons licences, and be eligible for complimentary membership to the Creative Commons network.

The journal will publish all papers judged to be technically valid and original. To enable the community to evaluate the importance of papers post-peer review, the Scientific Reports website will include most-downloaded, most-emailed, and most-blogged lists. All research papers will benefit from rapid peer review and publication, and will be deposited in PubMed Central.

'Our rationale is to provide authors with a choice of where to publish,' said Jason Wilde, business development director at NPG. 'Through increased competition and innovation, we hope to give authors great service, functionality and visibility for their research.'