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NAR Methods

Significant new methods can be published in NAR in two forms:

  1. As Methods papers in NAR Methods Online for novel techniques or advances in existing techniques that are highly significant and very useful. The full texts of Methods Online papers are published in the online edition only; titles of newly published Methods Online papers are included in the contents table of the print edition. The Methods Online papers are searchable through the NAR search page and are fully citable (please see below). They are also included in this NAR Methods category-specific archive.
  2. Within standard papers. Such papers must describe, as their main topic, significant new results appropriate for one of the standard subject categories, with the addition of a new method. The titles of standard papers that contain a new method are listed in the contents table under the appropriate subject category and are marked with an 'M'. The text of these papers is published in both the online and the print editions. They are also included in this NAR Methods category-specific archive.

How to cite NAR Methods Online papers:
Methods papers published exclusively in NAR Methods Online are fully citable, using their allocated electronic identifier numbers, and should be cited as in the following example:
1. Author,A.B. and Author,A.B. (1999) Nucleic Acids Res., 27, e12.