To help prevent automated spamming of the Method of the Year voting we require that anyone wishing to vote be a registered user of nature.com . Unfortunately, the regular nature.com registration required answering quite a few questions and it is quite likely that some people would rather not bother.
We have now done away with all the questions. All you need to do is provide a username and password and you can immediately log in and begin voting. We hope this will encourage more people to participate and vote for their choice of Method of the Year.