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Behind the Paper: the personal story behind your research

‘Behind the Paper’ posts contribute to the Nature Portfolio and Springer Nature Communities, which aim to support you to share your work with the wider scientific community and increase the reach and impact of the latest research published in our journals.

Please pick the community from the list below that is most relevant to your research to share your Behind the Paper post with. If your subject is not listed, then please select the nearest topic, or email us for advice.

Nature Portfolio and Springer Nature Communities

Click on the "Request Access" button to join a community. Please ensure that you use the same email address that you used during manuscript submission to the journalto allow us to verify your account. Once this is complete you will receive a confirmation email and be able to begin creating your post.

If you have not received a confirmation email 1 hour after requesting access, please contact us.

Astronomy Community

The Astronomy Community provides a forum for all those interested in astronomy research to share the latest research, news, and opinions from the field.

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Behavioural and Social Sciences at Nature Portfolio

The Behavioural and Social Sciences Community provides a hub for those interested in all areas of behavioural and social sciences.

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Bioengineering Community

The Bioengineering Community brings together all those with an interest in biomedical engineering and biotechnology.

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Cancer Community

The Cancer Community brings together the latest news and research from those interested in cancer research, from discovery science through to clinical trials and healthcare approaches.

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Chemistry Community

The Chemistry Community brings together those interested in all areas of chemistry research to share the latest news and research.

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Earth & Environment Community

The Earth and Environment Community is a hub for sharing and discussing the latest research, news, and opinions related to all areas of the earth and environmental sciences.

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Ecology & Evolution Community

The Ecology and Evolution Community is a forum to share and discuss the latest research, news, and opinions related to all areas of ecology and evolutionary biology.

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Engineering Community

The Engineering Community provides a dedicated space for all those interested in the diverse areas of engineering to share the latest research and news from the field.

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Health Community

The Health Community provides a forum for all health and disease researchers to share the latest discoveries, news and opinions; from disease modelling through to digital medicine approaches.

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Materials Community

The Materials Community brings together all those interested in materials science and engineering to share the latest research and news from the field.

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Microbiology Community

The Microbiology Community provides a forum for sharing and discussing the latest ideas and opinions from all areas of microbiology and related research.

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Physics Community

The Physics Community brings together those with an interest in physics to share the latest news, opinions, and research relating to all areas of physics, both pure and applied.

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Protocols and Methods Community

The Protocols and Methods Community brings together all those interested in developing and implementing new experimental approaches across all fields of research.

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Research Data at Springer Nature

The Research Data Community provides a central hub for all those interested in data research, data sharing, and good research data practices.

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Sustainability Community

The Sustainability Community provides a forum to share research, news, and opinion from all fields contributing to sustainability research.

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If you cannot find a relevant Community, please let us know!

We are consistently looking out for research areas that are under-represented in the Communities. If you would like to suggest an area for us to explore in the future, please email us with your suggestion.