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| Tuesday 27 January 2015 |
Response from Dr Philip Campbell
Editor-in-Chief, Nature, to today’s (Friday 30 March) statement from the NSABB:

Please find below the response from Dr Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature, to today’s statement from the NSABB:

We at Nature are delighted at the endorsement by the NSABB of full publication of the paper by Dr Kawaoka and his colleagues. Subject to any outstanding regulatory or legal issues, we intend to proceed with publication as soon as possible.

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Nobel Prize for Physics
Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov

Nature Materials article by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov.

We've uploaded an article Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov wrote for Nature Medicine in 2007 here for you to download:

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Response from Dr Philip Campbell
to today’s (Friday 17 February 2012) statement from the WHO meeting in Geneva:

Response from Dr Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature, to today’s statement from the WHO meeting in Geneva:

Discussions at the WHO meeting made it clear how ineffective redaction and restricted distribution would be for the Nature paper. It also underlined how beneficial publication of the full paper could be. So that is how we intend to proceed.

As was expressed at the WHO meeting, there is a need first to explore how best to communicate the issues of publication to a concerned public, and to review safety-assurance of labs who would act on this publication. I fully support the WHO’s further efforts in this regard.

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Scientific American's archive to 1948 is now available online

Nature Publishing Group is proud to introduce Scientific American's online archive for institutional customers on at The Scientific American online archive contains the complete collection of Scientific American from May 1948 to December 2005.

The second half of the twentieth century bore witness to revolutionary developments in science and technology that have shaped the world we live in today. Containing over 650 issues and more than 20,000 articles, the Scientific American online archive offers readers an insight into social and scientific trends throughout this period. Online users can search through every issue of Scientific American back to May 1948.

Scientific American'sonline archive reveals a wealth of treasure from the magazine’s history. Gems include a 1954 article prophetically entitled "Computers in Business," the landmark 1988 single-topic issue “What Science Knows About AIDS” featuring contributors Robert C. Gallo and Luc Montagnier, the co-discoverers of HIV, and policy pieces including the 1990 Al Gore essay, “A New Initiative to Save the Planet.”

Site license access to Scientific American'sonline archive can be purchased as two collections: Scientific Americanarchive: 1948-1992 (528 issues and approximately 15,640 articles) and Scientific American archive: 1993-2005 (156 issues and approximately 4,680 articles). Collections contain content from Scientific American, Scientific American Mindbeginning with its premier issue in January 2004, plus all Special Issues. The articles are available as PDFs.

The introduction of the archive follows the 2009 launch of Scientific American site license access on The Scientific American archive is an integrated part of the platform. All users can browse the online archive via The archive is searchable by keyword, author, article title or DOI for refined results. Alternatively, users can also browse by year and issue.

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Nature News content now freely available

All content hosted on the Nature News site ( is now freely available. This includes online news articles, and news and news features articles published in Nature. Previously, this content was free for the first four days from publication before becoming subscription-access only. The Nature News archive is now accessible to all.

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) has made this change so that Nature’s news content can be disseminated and discussed as widely as possible, as we develop as the hub for quality science news and comment. With the rise of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and our own Connotea and Nature Network, we’d like to ensure that discussions about our news and comment can include an accessible link to the article.

The Nature News website links out to other articles such as opinion articles and features hosted by Nature and associated journals such as Nature Medicine. These articles, as well as analysis pieces including News and Views and Research Highlights, remain subscription access. These articles can be accessed via personal subscription, site license or individual article purchase.

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In the matter of: Professor Mohamed El Naschie v Macmillan Publishers Limited (t/a Nature Publishing Group and Quirin Schiermeier (Claim No: HQ09X02934)

Nature issues this statement in response to recent media speculation that Professor Mohamed El Naschie is on the verge of winning this libel dispute and will shortly be paid a large sum in damages and receive an apology from Nature.

Nature would like to clarify that these proceedings are at a very early stage. As the Court documents show, Nature is defending this case. Nature stands by its journalism and stands behind our journalist, Quirin Schiermeier, whom we believe acted responsibly whilst researching and reporting this story. Given that these legal proceedings are ongoing, we are unable to comment further on this matter at this time.

Phillip Campbell

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Nobel Prize for Medicine
Nature Medicine article by Robert Edwards

We've uploaded an article Robert Edwards wrote for Nature Medicine in 2001 here for you to download:

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Sir John Maddox

It is with great sadness that we at Macmillan and the Nature Publishing Group learned of the death on Sunday of Sir John Maddox.

John was a towering figure in the world of science communication and in the history of Nature, the prestigious international science journal on which much of our science publishing is founded.

He became the editor of Nature in 1966 and rapidly transformed it into a leading vehicle not only for peer-reviewed research (he instigated a system of peer review soon after his arrival) but also for opinionated, incisive journalism. After a period of absence in the 1970s, he returned to the helm in 1980 and retired in 1995, having served a total of 22 years as editor, receiving a knighthood for services to science.

Michael Barnard, deputy chairman of Macmillan who worked with John for many years, remembers him fondly, saying: "John was a great editor of Nature and could generate excitement and drive staff to exercise imagination about the way news and research could be published, while retaining the integrity of Nature's reputation. He was a rapid and fluent writer and expected equally high professional journalistic standards to complement the essential scientific skills and experience.

"John never lost his journalistic approach to science, and the Nature offices during his editorship always seemed to me to have something of the daily newspaper newsroom about them. He worked hard and late, and pushed every deadline to its limits, straining the nerves of printers and production staff with frequently unreasonable demands, but always winning over frazzled colleagues with his charm and enthusiasm.

"His knowledge was truly comprehensive and he was ever-inquisitive about innovation, and concerned about ethical questions.

"As a colleague he was persuasive, humorous, supportive and terrific fun. I worked with him for over 30 years and enjoyed every moment. He was a great editor and a great character, and I know I speak on behalf of everyone at Nature and Macmillan, when I say how much he will be missed."

Nature will be publishing tributes this week and next. John's successor and the current Editor-in-Chief of Nature, Philip Campbell, said: "John was above all a seeker of the fun (in a serious sense) to be found in and around the science that he loved. It was always an exciting challenge for his colleagues as well as his competitors to keep up with him."

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