Hi I'm taking the Masterclasses on Scientific writing and publishing and this paper came out in the Vol 543 of Nature (doi: 10.1038/nature21407). I'm wandering how it got published in Nature.

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Laurent Fattet on Mar 08, 2017 • 1 answer
I don't want to be mean to the authors but it doesn't respect any of the aspects explained during the class. The real novelty about PIEZO1 regulating both cell division and cell death is stating but only correlations are shown, most controls are missing, no real link is demonstrated. I understand that it is "fancy" to think that PIEZO1 could do that but is that enough to publish a Nature paper?


Hi Laurent,
Thanks for your question. We cannot discuss individual papers in this way, but can let you know that all papers submitted to Nature are considered on the basis of scientific significance, and all published papers undergo robust, rigorous peer review. If you have specific concerns about a paper, please contact us directly by emailing nature@nature.com.

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Jill Adie on Mar 13, 2017