Nature Publishing Group

NPG was incorporating the scientific journal publications of Macmillan: Nature, the Nature research journals, and NPG academic journals (formerly Stockton Press), publishers of leading society scientific, medical and technical journals. In 2000, NPG launched three Nature Reviews, which now comprise seven publications focused on the life sciences. The most recent addition to the portfolio is Nature Chemical Biology, publishing significant new research at the interface between chemistry and biology. In 2004, NPG launched the first four Nature Clinical Practice journals, delivering timely, authoritative interpretations of key research developments, translating the latest findings into clinical practice.

Company details

75 Varick Street, 9th Floor , New York , NY 10013-1917 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Publishing company
Industry Type:
Publishing / Media / Marketing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
10,000,000 - 100,000,000 €

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.

Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. In addition, for this audience, NPG publishes the Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, plus a range of prestigious academic journals including society-owned publications. Online, provides over 6 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and online databases and services, including news and comment from Nature, NatureJobs plus access to Nature Network and Nature Education's For information on NPG publications, online databases and services, visit the A-Z index or go to the catalog.

Scientific American is at the heart of NPG's newly-formed consumer media division, meeting the needs of the general public. Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media. Together with and 16 local language editions around the world it reaches over 3 million consumers and scientists. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany. Scientific American is available for site license access on the platform.

Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific and medical communities and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Publishers Limited, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Hong Kong, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Heidelberg, Basingstoke, Melbourne, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul and Washington DC. Read our history for a timeline of NPG and the scientific events which have helped shape the direction of the business.

NPG is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, a global publishing group founded in the United Kingdom in 1843. Macmillan is itself owned by German-based, family run company Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH.

THE object which it is proposed to attain by this periodical may be broadly stated as follows. It is intended FIRST, to place before the general public the grand results of Scientific Work and Scientific Discovery ; and to urge the claims of Science to a more general recognition in Education and in Daily Life ; And, SECONDLY, to aid Scientific men themselves, by giving early information of all advances made in any branch of Natural knowledge throughout the world, and by affording them an opportunity of discussing the various Scientific questions which arise from time to time.

To accomplish this twofold object, the following plan will be followed as closely as possible :
Those portions of the Paper more especially devoted to the discussion of matters interesting to the public at large will contain:

  • Articles written by men eminent in Science on subjects connected with the various points of contact of Natural knowledge with practical affairs, the public health, and material progress ; and on the advancement of Science, and its educational and civilizing functions.
  • Full accounts, illustrated when necessary, of Scientific Discoveries of general interest.
  • Records of all efforts made for the encouragement of Natural knowledge in our Colleges and Schools, and notices of aids to Science-teaching.
  • Full Reviews of Scientific Works, especially directed to the exact Scientific ground gone over, and the contributions to knowledge, whether in the shape of new facts, maps, illustrations, tables, and the like, which they may contain.
  • In those portions of 'NATURE' more especially interesting to Scientific men will be given :
  • Abstracts of important Papers communicated to the British, American, and Continental Scientific societies and periodicals/
  • Reports of the Meetings of Scientific bodies at home and abroad.
  • In addition to the above, there will be columns devoted to Correspondence.