Harman Patil

Scientific Reports

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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)  Sci. Rep.
Language  English
Publication history  2011-present
Discipline  Natural sciences
Edited by  Suzanne Farley
Publisher  Nature Publishing Group

Scientific Reports is an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group, covering all areas of the natural sciences. In this journal a paper is not assessed based on its perceived importance, significance or impact, but it is enough to be just scientifically valid.


On 23 August 2016, a blog post on the Scholarly Kitchen mentioned that the journal is likely to become the largest one in the world, overtaking open access PLOS ONE which indeed it possibly has.

Abstracting and indexing

Scientific Reports is abstracted and indexed in the Chemical Abstracts Service, PubMed/MEDLINE, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal's impact factor has increased from 2.927 in 2012 to 5.228 in 2015.

Peer review

Scientific Reports has been described as a mega journal, conceptually similar to PLOS ONE, based on article processing charges and a peer review model emphasizing scientific quality, rather than perceived impact. In 2015, an editor, Mark Maslin, resigned from Scientific Reports when the journal introduced a trial of a fast-track peer-review service for biology manuscripts in exchange for an additional fee.


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