Nature Astronomy

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Astronomy

From the Nature website for the journal:

“Astronomy is arguably the oldest science, and has featured strongly throughout the history of Nature — the first quasar, the first exoplanet, the nature of spiral nebulae, to name but a few of the advances reported in its pages. The launch of Nature Astronomy now enables much expanded coverage of the modern discipline: the journal welcomes research across astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science, with the aim of fostering closer interaction between the researchers in each of these areas.

“Topics covered in the journal include:

  • Observational astronomy
  • Theoretical astrophysics
  • Computational techniques in astrophysics
  • Instrumentation and techniques
  • Planetary science
  • Exoplanets
  • Solar & stellar physics
  • Interplanetary & interstellar medium
  • Galactic & extragalactic astronomy
  • High energy astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Astrochemistry
  • Astronomical big data”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

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Nature Biomedical Engineering

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Biomedical Engineering

From the Nature website for the journal:

Nature Biomedical Engineering aspires to become the most prominent publishing venue in biomedical engineering by bringing together the most important advances in the discipline, enhancing their visibility by means of opinion and news articles, and providing overviews of the state of the art in each field through topic-, disease- or technology-focused review articles.

“The journal’s editorial team strives for excellence in content selection, commissioning and editing, in author and reviewer service, and in engagement with the biomedical engineering community. In particular, Nature Biomedical Engineering aims to

  • cover the full spectrum of research from the interdisciplinary discipline of biomedical engineering, inspire biomedical engineers to help solve outstanding health challenges, and effectively disseminate the successes of the discipline to the wider scientific community.
  • uphold the standards of content quality and author service expected of the Nature-branded family of journals.
  • engage with the broad biomedical engineering community, through regular editorial presence at key conferences, visits to laboratories and hospitals, and participation in social media.

“Research in biomedical engineering involves both discovery and invention. Clinical advances provide input for further improvements in methodology and for generating hypotheses to be tested in the laboratory; and conversely, the results of fundamental advances in biology, medicine, materials and physicochemical and engineering processes can lead to the development of therapy and technology that may reach the clinic. Indeed, major inventions of biomedical engineering — such as artificial joints, magnetic resonance imaging, heart pacemakers, heart–lung machines and angioplasties — are built on findings stemming from basic research and have enabled further discoveries. By publishing content that traverses field boundaries, Nature Biomedical Engineering helps to build bridges between bench researchers, clinicians and medical engineers.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

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Nature Sustainability

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Sustainability

From the Nature website for the journal:

“Launched in January 2018, Nature Sustainability is an online-only monthly journal publishing the best research about sustainability from the natural and social sciences, as well as from the fields of engineering and policy.

Nature Sustainability will publish significant original research from a broad range of natural, social and engineering fields about sustainability, its policy dimensions and possible solutions. Understanding how to ensure the well-being of current and future generations within the limits of the natural world is the overarching goal of sustainability research. 

“Decades of academic work have helped to shed light on this crucial issue, but only recently in a more open and joined-up way across different research fields. There is now a much stronger call for integrated knowledge about the Earth, social and technological systems and their interfaces, particularly from outside academia as shown by the global Sustainable Development Goals agenda promoted by the United Nations. Against this backdrop, researchers will find even stronger support to develop a deep understanding of those interactions and find answers to questions like:

  • How extreme are the impacts of human actions on the natural environment and what are their implications for the continuation of life on Earth?
  • Are there long-term solutions to environmental crises and of what kind?
  • To what extent are environmental and human crises connected?
  • Why do social inequalities and human suffering persist across the globe?
  • How do we measure environmental and human well-being and track progress of policies and interventions to ensure it?
  • What kinds of behavioural and institutional barrier inhibit the transformations needed to achieve more sustainable lifestyles, economies and societies more broadly?

“Nature Sustainability will cover topics including agriculture and food security, biodiversity conservation, circular economy, cities and urbanisation, climate change in holistic context, development, ecosystem services, education, energy, environmental behaviour, environmental degradation, environmental law, green infrastructure, health and environment, human population, innovation, land use and land use change, natural capital, natural resources management,  policy, pollution, poverty, supply chain,  waste, water–energy–food and water-soil-waste connections and others, all as related to sustainability.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2018) to present.

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Nature Catalysis

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Catalysis

From the Nature website for the journal:

Nature Catalysis brings together researchers from across all chemistry and related fields, publishing work on homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, and biocatalysts, incorporating both fundamental and applied studies. We have a particular interest in applied work that advances our knowledge and informs the development of sustainable industries and processes. Nature Catalysis provides coverage of the science and business of catalysis research, creating a unique journal for scientists, engineers and researchers in academia and industry.

“Nature Catalysis publishes work across the fields of heterogeneous catalysis, homogeneous catalysis and biocatalysis including:

  • Catalytic synthesis
  • Catalytic mechanisms
  • Catalyst characterization and monitoring
  • Computational and theoretical catalysis
  • Nanoparticle catalysis
  • Electrocatalysis
  • Photocatalysis
  • Environmental catalysis
  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Organometallic catalysis
  • Organocatalysis
  • Enzymatic and chemoenzymatic catalysis”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2018) to present.

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Nature Human Behaviour

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Human Behaviour.

From the Nature website for the journal:

“Launched in January 2017, Nature Human Behaviour is an online-only monthly journal dedicated to the best research into human behaviour from across the social and natural sciences. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

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Nature Reviews Chemistry

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nature Reviews Chemistry.

From the Nature website for the journal:

Nature Reviews Chemistry is an online-only journal for the weekly publication of Reviews, Perspectives and Comments in all disciplines within chemistry…

“Our Reviews aim to be balanced and objective analyses of the selected topic – with descriptions of relevant scientific literature and discussions that are easy to grasp for recent graduates in any chemistry-related discipline, as well as informing principal investigators and industry-based research scientists of the latest advances. Reviews should provide the authors’ insight into future directions and their opinion of the major challenges faced by researchers in the field.

“Perspectives – as the name suggests – take a look at a topic from a slightly different angle. They may offer more personal viewpoints, explain the historical background to a topic, or discuss some of the social, ethical or environmental factors related to chemistry research in academia and industry.

“Our Comments address topical issues in chemistry — the aim is to cover subjects that are of interest to chemists generally that are not necessarily focussed on the results or practice of chemistry research. This may include, but is not limited to, discussions of education in chemistry and the practicalities of research outside the academic environment.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2017) to present.

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Nature Partner Journals

News from Nature on Open Access publishing.

Nature Partner Journals is a new series of online open access journals, published in collaboration with world-renowned international partners.

Each partnership in the Nature Partner Journals portfolio brings together strong editorial leadership with world-class publication systems to deliver high-quality, peer-reviewed original research to the global scientific community through open access publication.

Our new open platform has been launched on nature.com to ensure the best possible visibility and reach for open access content, enabling our partners to disseminate high impact research that advances the sciences. Currently, nature.com provides over 8 million visitors per month with access to Nature Publishing Group (NPG) publications and services. Each new journal in the Nature Partner Journals portfolio offers authors a high quality, high visibility open access option for their research, covering both applied and basic science disciplines.