Welcome to the community

The new Nature Research Cancer Community

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In 2017 we launched the npj Precision Oncology Community to support authors who publish on this topic, including those at npj Precision Oncology, part of the Nature Partner Journal portfolio, and researchers at our partner, The Hormel Institute.

Since then, it has become clear that broader subject communities are more successful than those that cover niche areas, and so we made the decision to expand or merge our communities where possible. We are therefore excited to re-brand this site into the Nature Research Cancer Community! The timing neatly coincides with the upcoming launch of Nature Cancer in January 2020.

The new Nature Research Cancer Community will benefit from a broader reach and a larger membership. The community is still free to access and welcomes contributions from editors, authors and readers of all Nature Research journals, including Nature, Nature Cancer, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Communications - and npj Precision Oncology. Indeed, all cancer researchers are welcome to contribute, even if they don't publish in our journals!

We are grateful for the support of the Hormel Institute, who provided funding for this community. 

If you would like to write for the community, please email us at communities@nature.com.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new Nature Research Cancer Community!

Ben Johnson

Head of Communities & Engagement, Springer Nature

I gained my first degree in virology from the University of Warwick and a PhD in influenza virus immune evasion from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK. My research interests then moved on to smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels, and cell adhesion, while a postdoc at Imperial College London. I joined open access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an Acquisitions Editor and then Associate Publisher, and was responsible for launching new journals, including Microbiome, Zoological Letters, and Movement Ecology. I have been Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature since 2016, running our online community blogs, and a Consulting Editor at Nature Medicine since June 2020, handling COVID-19 papers. I am based in our London office.

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