There's a new journal from Nature coming out. Scientific Reports will be an online, open-access journal with articles covering the natural sciences, according to a Nature press release. "Scientific Reports exists to facilitate the rapid peer review and publication of research that is of interest to specialists within any given field in the natural sciences, without barriers to access," says the description on the journal's homepage.

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