Nature Chemical Biology is offering new content and functionality to authors. Online enhancements to the chemistry functionality are described here, with examples. And the journal is also introducing Primers, a series of peer-reviewed, one-page summaries of chemical or biological topics designed to jump-start readers’ ability to comprehend research in a particular area. Green fluorescent protein is the topic of this Primer, if you would like to take a look at the format. (See here for further information about this particular Primer.)
In the February 2009 issue (Nature Chem. Biol. 5, 61; 2009), the editors offer further guidelines and tips for authors submitting their research to the journal, following on from previous Editorials (Nature Chem. Biol. 4, 715; 2008 and 5, 1; 2009). In the February Editorial, the editors answer common questions:
Do you actually read cover letters?
Should I submit a Brief Communication or an Article?
What do I need to submit?
Must my manuscript be perfectly formatted?
Are presubmission inquiries useful?
How are papers assigned to editors?