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Nature Publishing Group eJournals

Publisher: Springer Nature

Joined: 2003

Type: Online journals

Content Overview

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) brings you leading scientific and medical research from across the globe. The portfolio combines the continued excellence of Nature, its associated research and review journals, and over 60 leading academic and society journals. Site license access is available for all journals, and the longest continuously published magazine in the United States, Scientific American. Archive collections for Nature and Scientific American are available, providing easy online access to the original articles previously only available in print. Online, provides over 6 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services, including news and comment from Nature.

Title Listing

Open Access Content

NPG publishes over 60 journals, with over 2000 articles published in 2012, that are open access or offer open access options. These include Nature CommunicationsScientific ReportsFrontiersScientific Data, and Horticulture Research

To stay up to date about NPG activities in the open access space, sign up to the NPG Communication Alert and indicate 'Open Access' as an area of interest to you.

Subject Strengths


  • Chemistry
  • Drug discovery
  • Biotechnology
  • Materials
  • Methods & Protocols

Clinical Practice & Research:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • Methods & Protocols
  • Pathology & Pathobiology
  • Urology

Earth & Environment:

  • Earth sciences
  • Evolution & Ecology
  • Geosciences

Life sciences:

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer
  • Development
  • Drug discovery
  • Evolution & Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Immunolog
  • Medical research
  • Methods & Protocols
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular cell biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Systems biology

Physical sciences:

  • Physics
  • Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photonics

Service Strengths

Desktop access 24/7 - Access to full text HTML or PDF articles, from every recognized desktop, 24 hours a day.

Mobile-optimized content -  A number of NPG titles now offer fully mobile-optimized websites or articles - which your users can access via the wifi network at your institution.

Advance Online Publication (AOP) - The latest research papers published online up to two months ahead of print publication.

Supplementary information  - Additional information not included in the printed version, meaning papers can have greater depth, online enhancements and are more useful to specialists who require detail, without distracting more general readers. Includes data sets, expanded methods and video animations.

Special web focuses - Seamless access to all additional content published in regular, topical web focuses.

Table of Contents e-alerts - Get the latest news and research immediately by signing-up to Table of Contents e-alerts, delivered direct to your inbox.

"Download citation" -  Valuable services that enable users to download key information into their personal bibliographic databases, organize references and images and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly from an article.

Extensive linking to external resources  - Link to online databases including BIND, Biocompare, GENBANK, Locuslink, OMIM, the Protein Data Bank and SwissProt.

Content listed in CrossRef Search

Additional online resources on - a free career resource with the hottest jobs listings, weekly editorials and e-alert options. - a scientific events database for planning attendance at important conferences and seminars around the globe.

Usage Guides


PDF and video user guides to help your researchers get the most from can be found online at:

User Guides



Institutions in the following countries can register for access to Nature Publishing Group eJournals through the process below:

Registration and Access

Registration for Nature Publishing Group eJournals

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Access information
Access to SpringerLink is provided by IP recognition. For this reason you will need a fixed, static IP address.

Remote Access
Remote users can get access by user ID and password, but they must register for the first time within their institutions fixed IP range.

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Access Information

Access by fixed, external IP address with username and password access for remote users.

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Administration Information

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Usage Data Collection

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