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Nature is the flagship journal of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and is one of the most prestigious scientific journals worldwide. It was founded in 1869 and works editorially independently from its publisher. Like its American counterpart Science, the international weekly journal Nature publishes important scientific findings from almost every scientific field and is therefore called multidisciplinary. Its original mission statement was revised in 2000 and defines the publication as primarily concerned with “prompt publication” of important results in any scientific field, as well as reports and discussion of news and issues in the world of science.

Nature is ranked among the top 10 of 6,426 listed journals ranked in the Journal Citation Reports 2007, provided by Thomson Reuters. Nature is not only famous for its ...

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