For Authors

Proceedings of the Nature Research Society (PNRS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Research Society (NRS). The journal publishes innovative original research from but not limited to:

  • Biology
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Environment
  • Life
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • Computer
  • Social sciences

PNRS is an open access journal fully supported by the NRS. No publication fee is required.

Publication Ethics

cope nature research societyPNRS adheres to the COPE Code of Conduct (Committee on Publication Ethics). The editors take publication ethics seriously.

Categories of manuscripts

The categories of manuscripts include Research Articles, Reviews, Commentary, Perspectives and Communications.

Manuscript selection

The editors select papers for further review. Authors of papers that are not selected are notified promptly, within about 1 weeks.

Research papers that are selected for further review are evaluated by at least two reviewers. The authors can view the review comments through the NRS website. The peer review process is transparent and open access.

Authors are notified of decisions by e-mail, and the status of the manuscript can be tracked at  by logging in with your account.


Papers will be published online in 1 to 3 business days after acceptance. Typically the manuscripts submitted to PNRS will be reviewed within 2~8 weeks.

Frequency‎: ‎Upon acceptance

Preparing your manuscript

We accept submissions only online at Authors and reviewers must have an account to sign into our manuscript submission and information portal. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one, but then can use this account for any future submissions to NRS.

The body text of research articles should include the sections of Title, Authors and their affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, References, Figures and tables and Supplementary Materials.

Acceptable file formats

Picture formats: tif, eps, jpg, png, bmp (at least 300dpi, Besides embedded in the article text, picture files need be uploaded seperately)
Vidoe formats: avi, mov, mp4, rm, rmvb, wmv, avi, mp4, 3gp, mkv
Please use Microsoft Word® to prepare your manuscript.

Tables: Please create tables with Word's Insert Table function. 
Equations:Please create equations with the built-in Microsoft® Equation Editor included with your version of Mathtype.

Formatting and Style

Please follow below guidelines in formatting your manuscript.


Titles can be a maximum of 100 characters;


Authors should be listed in order of contribution to the paper beneath the title on the opening page of the manuscript. Use first name, then middle initial (if any), followed by last name with each name separated by commas. The author list should be one single paragraph with no line breaks.

Author Affiliated Institutions

Author affiliated institutions should be listed and linked by superscript numbers.


The abstract should be a single paragraph. It should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references. Any abbreviations that appear in the title should be defined in the abstract.


Please provide 3 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.


Acknowledgments should be gathered into a paragraph after the final numbered reference. This section should also include complete funding information, a description of each author's contribution to the paper, a listing of any competing interests of any of the authors (all authors must also fill out the Conflict of Interest form), and, a section on data and materials availability, information about the location of the data if not included in the paper, including accession numbers to any data relating to the paper and deposited in a public database.


In text references should be cited in square brackets with a number [1]. Multiple reference citations are separated by commas [2, 3] or, if citing more than two consecutive references, by a hyphen [4-6].

End lists references should be in the order in which references are cited. List each reference only once.

Citation style

PNRS uses a citation format that lists all authors, full titles of journal articles, the journal title, the volume, the issue, the first page, the year of publication. You may download the Endnote Citation Style of PNRS for your convenience. 

Please use full citations in the following format (note capitalization style in article titles):


[1] Dan Peer; Jeffrey Karp; Seungpyo Hong, Nanocarriers as an emerging platform for cancer therapy. Nature Nanotechnology. 2, 751 (2007)

[2] Pilar Rivera Gil; Wolfgang Parak, Composite Nanoparticles Take Aim at Cancer. ACS Nano. 2(11), 2200–2205 (2008)