Supporting Researcher Impact: Insights into the Publication Process of Nature Journals

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 03/16/2023

Posted in Scholarly Communication and Research

How can publishing in the Nature Portfolio benefit researchers, funding, and policy?


As of this January, authors from 70 low-income and lower-middle income countries are able to publish for free in Nature and the Nature research journals. This move recognises that local funding isn’t always available for publishing OA in impactful journals like Nature. But what is the author experience like for those publishing an article in a Nature journal? And what impact can a Nature publication have on the author’s career, or on policy or funding?

Help your researchers make an impact: This 1-hour webinar provides librarians, research managers, faculty, and researchers with insights into the publication process of a journal in the Nature Portfolio, as well as the impact it can have on an author.

  • Jill Adie, Head of Publishing Development at Springer Nature, gives a behind-the-scenes view of the publication process in Nature journals, including the difference between the OA and non-OA process, and how original research differs from reviews, analysis, and expert opinions.
  • Stavroula Kousta, Chief Editor of Nature Human Behaviour, talks about the wide-ranging impact a Nature Portfolio publication can have, using examples from Nature Human Behaviour. We’ll also cover SN’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion and how it applies to our peer review processes.


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    Jill Adie

    Head of Publishing DevelopmentSpringer Nature

    Jill Adie is a Head of Publishing Development at Springer Nature, based in London, UK. She has a PhD in structural biology and BSc in pharmacology from the University of Edinburgh, and previously worked as a clinical trial Project Manager at Quintiles, then as a Science Communication Product Manager at Springer Nature. With 10 years of experience working in STEM publishing, Jill currently manages the new Nature launches, and the Nature Reviews portfolio of journals, working closely with editorial, production, sales and marketing teams to ensure the Nature Reviews titles provide best-in-class service for authors and readers.

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    Stavroula Kousta

    Chief Editor Nature Human Behaviour

    Stavroula Kousta is the Chief Editor of Nature Human Behaviour. Throughout her editorial career, Stavroula has been a strong advocate for rigorous research practices, the responsible communication of science, and inter-disciplinary research that directly addresses the most pressing social challenges of our times. Prior to joining the Nature Portfolio as the launch Chief of Nature Human Behaviour, Stavroula was the Editor of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, one of the leading reviews outlets in the behavioural sciences. She then joined PLOS Biology, managing the journal’s magazine section, handling research manuscripts in neuroscience and introducing meta-science as a core discipline covered in the journal. Stavroula’s academic background is in linguistics, experimental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. She obtained a PhD in English and Applied Linguistics (psycholinguistics) from the University of Cambridge and then spent four years doing post-doctoral research on the psychological and neural underpinnings of language and semantic knowledge at University College London.

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