Website woes

When our window on the world wide web wont work

Jun 14, 2016
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As many of you may have seen, the Nature Microbiology website is currently down [ironic hyperlink], showing the above error message and all the signs of life of a Norweigan Blue. This is not a journal specific outage but in fact is affecting many (but not all) of the Nature Research family of journals.

I apologize to our authors and readers for the inconvenience, and can understand that this will be incredibly frustrating to many, as it is for us.

We are working hard on getting the site back up as soon as possible - fingers crossed this post will have a short half life.

Andrew Jermy

Consultant, Germinate

Andrew gained his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester, UK, studying fungal protein trafficking and secretion. He was subsequently a microbiology editor at Nature for more than a decade, joining Nature Reviews Microbiology in 2008 as an Associate Editor after a brief stint as locum editor on Nature Cell Biology. Over the following 4.5 years Andrew developed a passion for the field, commissioning Reviews and writing on all aspects of microbiology. He also took a keen interest in developing new approaches to communicate with the microbiology community. In January 2013 Andrew joined the Nature team as Senior Editor, handling primary manuscripts from across the field and championing microbiology in Nature’s pages and beyond. Andrew left Nature in April 2015 to become the Chief Editor for the launch of Nature Microbiology. Having helped to establish Nature Microbiology as one of the premier journals in the microbiology publishing landscape, and in search of a better work-life balance, in January 2019 he left Nature to become Chief Publishing Officer (and tea boy) for the family GCSE and A-Level educational resources business established by his wife over the preceding three years. 

3 Comments

Bram Van den Bergh about 3 years ago

Maybe adding to this technical error: is there a reason why Nature Microbiology still does not pop up in NCBI/Scholar etc?

Andrew Jermy about 3 years ago

Hi Bram,

Thanks for the note. The good people at the US NLM /NIH who run PubMed only meet twice a year to approve new journals to be listed in PubMed. We applied in March as soon as we had publish the required number of articles but the next meeting was not until June (sometime in the next week or so I believe). All being well we will therefore shortly receive the thumbs up for listing.

We have already been approved for listing by SCOPUS and a couple of other services, and are on the case for the rest as well.

Unfortunately these are the teething problems faced when launching a new journal.

Cheers,

Andrew

Bram Van den Bergh about 3 years ago

Hi Andrew,

thanks for the heads up. We'll have to be patient some more.

greetings
Bram