Nature Masterclasses has been developed by Nature Research to provide professional development training for researchers.
Nature Research is part of Springer Nature, a leading academic and educational publisher. Nature Research's flagship publication is Nature, a weekly multidisciplinary journal first published in 1869.
Nature Masterclasses began as a provider of scientific writing and publishing training — drawing on the expertise of journal editors at Nature Research. Writing is a skill that does not come easily to everyone, and the level of competition to publish is high. By offering our training, institutions can help their researchers understand how to write and publish great manuscripts.
In 2016, we expanded our training to peer reviewers with the launch of our second online course, Focus on Peer Review. And later this year we plan to launch a third course, devoted to collaboration in research.
To-date, over 50,000 researchers from over 180 countries have benefited from our training.