Nature Masterclasses online training
✔ An online course in scientific writing and publishing
✔ Delivered by editors from the Nature journals
✔ For post-doctoral researchers and PhD students in the natural sciences
✔ Available as an annual subscription for institutions and labs*
*Subscriptions are not currently available in China while we refine website performance. Subscriptions are not currently available to individuals.
Delivered by Nature journal editors
The course is delivered by 36 editors from over 20 of the Nature journals. It contains over 170 videos with the editors.
As a result, researchers receive a first-hand insight into what it takes to get published in top journals. They learn about the manuscript selection process, including what editors look for in a paper and what can stand in the way of success.
The course contains 15 modules, which take researchers through the entire publishing process, from writing a paper to publication.
Modules such as 'Data Management' and 'What Makes a Great Paper' help researchers at the early stages of planning a paper, while modules such as 'Understanding Peer Review' and 'Measuring Impact' help researchers who are getting published.
Designed for busy researchers
Made up of bite-size videos and activities, researchers can choose their own path thorough the training and learn at their own pace.
Researchers can complete each module in order, or complete individual items of their choosing – whether that’s using a spare 5 minutes in the lab, or for writing a specific section of a paper.
Researchers have the opportunity to put their publishing questions straight to Nature journal editors in our 'Ask Our Editors' feature.
Plus, within the course, researchers are encouraged to complete activities, such as pairing games and multiple-choice questions, and share their experiences of publishing through commenting.