Founded and for many years edited by Sir J.N. Lockyer.
Also issued online.
Vol. 229-246, Jan. 1971-Dec. 1973, issued in three parts. The two new parts, Nature: new biology, and Nature: physical sciences, continued the volume numbering of Nature in addition to carrying their own issue numbering. With vol. 246, Dec. 1973, Nature: new biology, and Nature: physical sciences, ceased publication and were absorbed by Nature.
Beginning in 1994 complemented by Nature structural biology, which consists of articles on structural biology for a more specialist audience.
Editorially independent from the journal Nature cell biology, but shares with that journal referees' comments on submitted articles, May 1999-