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is a weekly, peer-reviewed journal that publishes significant original scientific research, plus reviews and analyses of current research and science policy.
We seek to publish papers that are influential in their fields or across fields and that will substantially advance scientific understanding.They include an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main themes, brief subheadings, and an outline of important unresolved questions. Proposals in the form of an enhanced abstract, one figure, and a list of 5-10 of the most important recent citations should be emailed to [email protected] the exception of Letters, e Letters, and Technical Comments, most items in this section are commissioned by the editors, but unsolicited contributions are welcome.The cover letter should indicate why the additional length is merited.These can be up to 8000 words and include methods, additional figures and potentially videos, as part of the main article.Manuscripts should be submitted at our manuscript submission and information portal https://cts.The status of submitted manuscripts can also be tracked at this portal.Reports should include an abstract, an introductory paragraph, up to four figures or tables, and about 30 references.In Research Articles and Reports Science requires the Materials and Methods section to provide sufficient detail to allow replication of the study.In addition, for papers in the life sciences that involve a method that would benefit from the publication of a step-by-step protocol, we encourage authors to consider submitting a detailed protocol to our collaborative partner Bio-protocol.Reviews All Reviews, except reviews in Special Issues, are now published online, where additional length, references, and enhanced media, are possible.