The Nature Research portfolio includes the flagship Nature title, the physical and life sciences research journals, such as Nature Chemistry, and the open-access titles including the newly launched Communications Chemistry. During the first part of the talk Andrew will discuss the different aims and scopes of the various Nature titles as well as the relationship between them. The second part of the talk will focus on the editorial process, which is common to all the journals. He will clarify the role of the editor in the process, discussing, for example, how reviewers are selected and how editors approach decisions. He will also offer advice on preparing manuscripts and correspondence for submission and publication.