Nature has announced the launch of Nature Communications, a multidisciplinary, online-only journal that is now freely accessible as an open-access journal until the end of September, 2010.
Eleven papers were published on launch, from fields across the natural sciences including evolutionary biology, materials science, nanotechnology, genetics, and cancer research.
Nature Communications‘ features figure preview in article abstracts and an archive browsable by subject, date or article type. Papers published in Nature Communications will also link important chemical compounds to external resources of more information.
As part of Nature Communications‘ launch, all of the journal’s content will be freely available until September 30, 2010, after which time subscribed access content will be put behind a paywall.