#1
Does any one here regularly read/buy the journal Nature? If so, would you be able to tell me the price of it in the UK? Is it worth the price? Is a years subscription worth £80?

EDIT: I study biology in uni, if that makes any difference.
#2
i always get newscientist, i don't even know a journal called nature.

also, if it's weekly, which is likely, you're paying about 1.50 per piece if you pay 80 annually, so i'm guessing it's around 1.80 or 2.00, which makes a nice profit. if you're committed enough, yeah, subscribe.
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#3
Your uni almost certainly will have a subscription to Nature and you should be able to access it online or at worst find it in a library.

In terms of actually reading it, it can be very interesting but probably not overly relevant in an undergraduate degree apart from review papers really.
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Your uni almost certainly will have a subscription to Nature and you should be able to access it online or at worst find it in a library.

In terms of actually reading it, it can be very interesting but probably not overly relevant in an undergraduate degree apart from review papers really.


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#7
MY uni does have a subscription to it, though I am an hour trip away, don't tend to go while I'm off unless I need to. Of course as well, to access anything they have online, you need to access it from a university computer. -.-"

I'm aware also that it probably won't be overly relevant to me at the minute, I was really just going to get it out of interest, plus I want to do a PHD after I finish, so it could be handy then.
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I thought this guy was gonna have some sort of revelation and needed help figuring out how to do/make it... I am disappoint


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#9
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MY uni does have a subscription to it, though I am an hour trip away, don't tend to go while I'm off unless I need to. Of course as well, to access anything they have online, you need to access it from a university computer. -.-"

I'm aware also that it probably won't be overly relevant to me at the minute, I was really just going to get it out of interest, plus I want to do a PHD after I finish, so it could be handy then.


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#10
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Yeah, though I think Nature uses Shiboleth instead, basically click the shiboleth link and choose your institution, I got a Nature jounal not too long ago for my dissertation, so as long as your at a reasonable uni you should be able to get it too

Edit: I just looked, and if you go to the journal, just below where it says buy this article, theres a link called Institution access. Click that and follow instructions
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#11
I'd be surprised if there isn't a way you can log in at home through your university to get to their paper subscriptions.

Another thing is i've read several papers in nature whilst doing my geology degree, its quite a diverse publication and covers more than just biology. If you dont have underlying background knowledge of the subject in question it can be quite counterproductive as you can interpret something completely wrong without realising, or the author could have some massive flaws in their main arguement (although with nature it should be quite good science).
#12
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We haven't been given one. I'm sure if I asked for details I could probably get it though.

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Yeah, though I think Nature uses Shiboleth instead, basically click the shiboleth link and choose your institution, I got a Nature jounal not too long ago for my dissertation, so as long as your at a reasonable uni you should be able to get it too

Edit: I just looked, and if you go to the journal, just below where it says buy this article, theres a link called Institution access. Click that and follow instructions


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I'd be surprised if there isn't a way you can log in at home through your university to get to their paper subscriptions.

Another thing is i've read several papers in nature whilst doing my geology degree, its quite a diverse publication and covers more than just biology. If you dont have underlying background knowledge of the subject in question it can be quite counterproductive as you can interpret something completely wrong without realising, or the author could have some massive flaws in their main arguement (although with nature it should be quite good science).


Just checked, apparently there is a way for us to log in, I just don't have the credentials -.-"

I would only really be reading it for the biology articles anyways, maybe a few chemistry.
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