Sending the paper to NSMB after it was rejected at Nature does not seem to be a good strategy. After the paper was published, it received an outstanding endorsement: After a talk about these results, a colleague asked where this was published. When he heard that it came out in PNAS after it was rejected by Nature and NSMB, he said that this story is so good that it does not matter where it was published! We completely agree with this, including the implied statement about papers published in Nature, Science and Cell. The paper also has been highlighted twice in Faculty of 1000.
2013, PNAS 110:20994–20999