Nature – Bias and Credibility

Nature - pro science - Credible

Factual Reporting: Very High - Credible - Reliable


These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing.  Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words.  These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.

  • Overall, we rate Nature Pro-Science based on publishing evidence-based scientific research and news.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic


Nature is a British interdisciplinary scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869. It was ranked the world’s most cited scientific journal by the Science Edition of the 2010 Journal Citation Reports, and it is ascribed an impact factor of approximately 38.1. It is widely regarded as one of the few remaining academic journals that publish original research across various scientific fields.

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Funded by / Ownership

Nature is owned and published by Nature Research, a division of the international scientific publishing company Springer Nature that publishes academic journals, magazines, online databases, and services in science and medicine. Revenue is derived from subscription and newsstand sales as well as advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Nature Journal publishes research and news on various sciences. There is minimal bias such as this: How evolution builds genes from scratch. This report, like all others, is properly sourced for research. In general, this is a highly respected and credible scientific journal.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Nature Pro-Science based on publishing evidence-based scientific research and news. (D. Van Zandt 8/26/2016) Updated (12/12/2022)


Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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