Nature Honored as "Journal of the Century" at SLA Meeting
Nature, the world’s leading weekly scientific journal, was today named ‘journal of the century’ by the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division (DBIO) of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). The award was presented at the annual DBIO Business Luncheon during the SLA’s Centennial Conference in Washington D.C.
Accepting the award on behalf of Nature, Senior Editor Alex Witze said, “We are honored to be named the journal of the century by the expert librarians from the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association. It means a great deal to us to receive this accolade from the international library community. You are our valued customers and essential partners in ensuring that researchers worldwide have access to Nature. We look forward to the next 100 years.”
The journal of the century award was voted for by DBIO’s 686 members. Runners-up included the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and The Lancet.
In conjunction with SLA’s Centennial, DBIO conducted a poll of its members to identify the 100 most influential journals of Biology & Medicine over the last 100 years. The top 100 journals were announced in March 2009 and are available on the SLA website: http://units.sla.org/division/dbio/publications/resources/dbio100.html
Five journals published by NPG featured in the top 100: The EMBO Journal, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Genetics and Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.
Nature is the flagship journal for Nature Publishing Group (NPG). Published continually since 1869, Nature has earned its reputation as the No1 multidisciplinary science journal, and is the most widely cited weekly science journal in the world.* With over 1.2 million unique users every month Nature is also one of the leading online scientific publications, offering a searchable archive of content dating back to 1869, in addition to innovative multimedia extensions, including the weekly Nature Podcast, and Nature Video.