Scientific Reports is an open access multidisciplinary journal published by Nature Research.

We have helped other authors publish in Scientific Reports. See below for important information or things you should consider before you submit your paper.

Important links and contact details

Home page

Author guidelines

Submission platform

Manuscript templates



Important journal information

Keywords and topics

General science


All scientists

Aim and scope

Scientific Reports publishes original research in all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. If your research is scientifically valid and technically sound then it deserves to be published and made accessible to the research community.

Open access


Important manuscript requirements

Type of articles

Only one type. Articles!

Article length limits

Very flexible but recommend less than 4500 words an 8 display items.

Required Sections

Flexible. whatever is suitable for your research topic. Check out the very useful checklist

Language and spelling

UK English

Cover letter requirements

Yes. Vital.