I downloaded a Nature style file from here but I don't see any images when I build my figures. Do you know if this is intentional or if I've done something wrong?

If you've drafted a LaTeX paper for any Nature journal, I'd love your advice!

3 Answers 3


Quoting lines 126--129 of nature.cls:

%% The new figure environment defers printing of all figure captions
%% until the end of the document and prints them in sans serif font.
%% The \includegraphics command is ignored since Nature wants figures
%% as separate files.
  • Aha, so the answer to the OP's question is "intentional"! Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 18:49

Do you use \includegraphics for your pictures? If so, it seems that nature.cls will ignore them intentionally- from the last few lines:

%% ignore all \includegraphics commands in the document


Here is my solution, open the nature.cls file and comment the last two lines.


It seems to work now.

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  • unable to edit the nature.cls file. Access denied. How to solve the issue. Is there any other way to insert images in latex apart from graphicx module?
    – stp30
    Commented Nov 9, 2015 at 13:10

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