Welcome to the Chemistry Community

A new initiative from Nature Research

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Welcome to our new chemistry community! 

The community is supported by our growing number of chemistry journals, including Nature, Nature Chemistry and Nature Communications, as well as three newer journals, Nature Reviews Chemistry, which launched in January 2017, Nature Catalysis, launched this month, and Communications Chemistry, which will launch in March.

This initiative builds on our successful communities in microbiologyecology and evolutionbiomedical engineering and sustainability. This community is for all those interested in chemistry, including our journal readers and authors, educators, and those working in industry.

Feel free to join the discussion by commenting on posts - and enjoy the community!

Ben Johnson

Magazine Editor, Nature Medicine, Springer Nature

I trained as a virologist, starting with an undergraduate degree in virology from the University of Warwick, UK. My PhD, in influenza virus genetics and immunoevasion, was from Public Health England and the University of Reading, UK, with Maria Zambon and Wendy Barclay. My research interests then moved to smallpox vaccines, viral ion channels and cell adhesion, while a postdoc at Imperial College London with Geoffrey Smith, FRS. I then joined open-access publisher BioMed Central in 2011 as an editor and then associate publisher and was Head of Communities & Engagement at Springer Nature from 2016, running the Nature Research Communities and other online engagement activities for researchers. I joined Nature Medicine in 2021, with responsibility for news and opinion content, and am based in the London office.