nature impact factor

Here in this post, apart from Nature Impact Factor, I have tried to compile all the necessary information a research scholar would seek before publishing an article in the journal.

About Nature Journal

Nature is a the world’s leading peer-reviewed, open access, multidisciplinary science journal.  It is published weekly and is based in London, UK.

It was first published in 4 November 1869.

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Nature Impact Factor

Impact Factor (IF) or often called journal impact factor (JIF) is an index provided by an analytics company named Clarivate. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of times the articles are cited in the last two years by the total number of publications in those two years.

  • Total Citations in 2020 and 2021 = 500
  • Total Number of Publications in 2020 and 2021 = 100
  • Impact Factor of the Journal in 2022 = 500/100 = 5

Nature Impact Factor (2019-2022)

  • Nature Impact Factor 2017 – 41.577
  • Nature Impact Factor 2018 – 43.070
  • Nature Impact Factor 2019 – 42.778
  • Nature Impact Factor 2020 – 49.962
  • Nature Impact Factor 2021 – 69.80 (updated 29 June 2022)

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Nature H-index

The h index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations.

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The h index of Nature Journal is 1276, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 1276 of these publications have received at least 1276 citations each.

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Nature CiteScore

CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

Nature SCImago Rank

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where the citations come from.

Year SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

Nature Editorial Board Members

  1. Editor in Chief: Magdalena Skipper
  2. Head of Editorial Policy (Nature Research): Sowmya Swaminathan
  3. Chief Biology Editor: Francesca Cesari
  4. Chief Physical Sciences Editor: Karl Ziemelis
  5. Creative Director: Kelly Buckheit Krause
  6. Managing Editor: Colin Sullivan

Nature Publication Fee

Nature is an open-access journal. The publication fee for Nature is €9,500, US$11,390 or £8,290 in GBP/USD/EURO respectively (excluding taxes).

Nature offer APC waivers and discounts for papers published in our fully open access journals whose corresponding authors are based in the world’s lowest-income countries (APC waivers and discounts policy for further information). Requests from other authors for APC waivers and discounts are considered on a case-by-case basis and may be granted in cases of financial need.

Nature Review Time

Nature prioritizes rapid publication and because its an open access journal, the papers are immediately available upon publication to the research community and beyond.

Submission to First Decision6 days
Submission to first post-review decision45 days
Submission to accept226 days

Nature Reference Style

Nature, uses the standard Nature referencing style. 

Printed journals
Schott, D. H., Collins, R. N. & Bretscher, A. Secretory vesicle transport velocity in living cells depends on the myosin V lever arm length. J. Cell Biol156, 35-39 (2002).

Online only
Bellin, D. L. et al. Electrochemical camera chip for simultaneous imaging of multiple metabolites in biofilms. Nat. Commun7, 10535; 10.1038/ncomms10535 (2016).

For papers with more than five authors include only the first author’s name followed by ‘et al.’.

Smith, J. Syntax of referencing in How to reference books (ed. Smith, S.) 180-181 (Macmillan, 2013).

Online material:

Babichev, S. A., Ries, J. & Lvovsky, A. I. Quantum scissors: teleportation of single-mode optical states by means of a nonlocal single photon. Preprint at (2002).

Manaster, J. Sloth squeak. Scientific American Blog Network (2014).

Hao, Z., AghaKouchak, A., Nakhjiri, N. & Farahmand, A. Global integrated drought monitoring and prediction system (GIDMaPS) data sets. figshare (2014).

Nature Endnote Style

You can download the Nature Endnote Style and Nature Zotero Style

Nature Abbreviation

The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes of Nature is “NATURE.

Nature Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of a journal is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published.

The average acceptance rate of Nature journal is 7.6-8%

YearNumber of submissionsNumber of papers published% published

Nature Indexed in

Science is indexed in Scopus, SCImago, Web of Science, and UGC journal ranking

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