A decade of open access

Nature Communications was launched in April 2010 as the first online-only, hybrid journal from Nature Research. Celebrate with us as we look back on key milestones in the journal's history. 

Video: A message from Elisa De Ranieri, Editor in Chief

We look back at key milestones of the past decade.

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View the journal's growth in visibility and highlighted papers from the past ten years.

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Learn more about our journal team’s diverse backgrounds and what motivates them.

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Nature Communications editorial staff

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Learn about Nature Communications from a former Editor in Chief's perspective.

Read the blog post from Katie Ridd, Senior Editor and Cancer Team Manager.

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Find out from our senior management team what it is like to run the journal.

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We asked our first authors their impression of publishing with us.

We asked early career researchers to tell us in an essay what is amazing about the research question(s) that drove them to publish.

Video: Past and present Chief Editors reflect on their time at the journal and their visions for the next ten years