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Nature

, a new magazine from the Nature Publishing Group.

Stephen Pincock

A pair of chimps pucker-up for a kiss on the inaugural front cover of Nurture, a new magazine from the Nature Publishing Group. But Nurture is not another in a string of specialty journals that might have been called Nature Evolution. The primates who figure prominently inside the covers are the authors of Nature papers and the people who edit them.

Mailed in March to roughly 10,500 authors of research papers or letters in Nature between 2003 and 2005, the first issue of Nurture bears a distinct similarity to the kind of magazine distributed to airline passengers and members of automobile clubs. It includes a profile of a couple of Nature authors, a page explaining how cover pictures are chosen, editors' views on some popular Nature papers from 2004, and the details of a few new Nature Publishing Group journals, among other items. There is also a cartoon,...

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