Scientific Reports is an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature. We publish scientifically valid primary research from all areas of the natural and clinical sciences.
More on the aims and scope of Scientific Reports is available in this section, as well as indexing and archiving information.
Scientific Reports Editorial Advisory Panel and Editorial Board of researchers spans the spectrum of science, and is at the heart of what we do. Find out more, and see the Editorial Board Members in your research area in this section.
Scientific Reports is a fully open access journal. More on Creative Commons Attribution licenses and the benefits of publishing open access can be found in this section.
To allow immediate global open access to all articles, Scientific Reports levies an article processing charge (APC). Current APCs and waiver information are available in this section.
Answers to common questions about Scientific Reports can be found in this section.
Scientific Reports publishes original research in all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. We believe that if your research is scientifically valid and technically sound then it deserves to be published and made accessible to the research community.
By publishing with us, your research will get the coverage and attention it deserves. Open access and continuous online publication means your work will be published swiftly, ready to be accessed by anyone, anywhere, at any time. Article Level Metrics allow you to follow the conversations your work has started.
Each manuscript is handled by an Editorial Board Member, and most submissions are peer reviewed by one or more referees in addition to the Editorial Board Member. The Editorial Board — composed of practising scientists from all fields within the journals scope — manages the peer review process, and decides whether a paper should be accepted for publication.
The aim of the peer review process is to establish the technical soundness of a submission, and uses a template approach. Referees and Editorial Board Members will determine whether a paper is scientifically valid, rather than making judgements on significance or whether the submission represents a conceptual advance.
Fast decision and publication times
Scientific Reports endeavours to make first decisions on manuscripts within 45 days. After acceptance, papers are immediately processed, and published on a daily basis.
Scientific Reports articles are hosted on nature.com, which receives an average of over 8 million unique visitors each month. Weekly round-ups of all published papers, and subject-specific e-alerts, will bring further attention to your paper.
Scientific Reports is indexed in ISI Web of Science, PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar and SAO/NASA ADS.