Here in this post, apart from Nature Methods 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 Methods Journal
Nature Methods is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering new scientific techniques. It was established in 2004 and is published by Springer Nature under the Nature Portfolio.
Nature Methods 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 Methods Impact Factor (2017-2022)
- Nature Methods Impact Factor 2017 – 26.919
- Nature Methods Impact Factor 2018 – 28.467
- Nature Methods Impact Factor 2019 – 30.822
- Nature Methods Impact Factor 2020 – 28.547
- Nature Methods Impact Factor 2021 – 47.99 (updated in June 2022)
Nature Methods Impact Factor 2022
Nature Methods 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.
The h index of Nature Methods Journal is 339, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 339 of these publications have received at least 339 citations each.
Nature Methods Journal Metrics
Nature Methods CiteScore
CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2018||15.346|
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2019||15.126|
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2020||14.820|
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2021||13.112|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2018||14.275|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2019||13.690|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2020||9.864|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2021||13.171|
Nature Methods 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 Methods Editorial Board Members
- Editor in Chief: Allison Doerr
- Senior Editor: Nina Vogt
- Senior Editor: Rita Strack
- Senior Editor: Lin Tang
- Senior Editor: Lei Tang
- Senior Editor: Arunima Singh
- Associate Editor: Madhura Mukhopadhyay
Nature Methods Publication Fee
Nature Methods is an open-access journal. The publication fee for Nature Methods is €9,500, US$11,390 or £8,290 in GBP/USD/EURO respectively (excluding taxes).
Nature Methods 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 Methods Review Time
Nature Methods 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 Decision||5 days|
|Submission to first post-review decision||49 days|
|Submission to accept||214 days|
Nature Methods Reference Style
Nature Methods, uses the standard Nature referencing style.
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 Biol. 156, 35-39 (2002).
Bellin, D. L. et al. Electrochemical camera chip for simultaneous imaging of multiple metabolites in biofilms. Nat. Commun. 7, 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).
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 https://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0208066 (2002).
Manaster, J. Sloth squeak. Scientific American Blog Network http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psi-vid/2014/04/09/sloth-squeak (2014).
Hao, Z., AghaKouchak, A., Nakhjiri, N. & Farahmand, A. Global integrated drought monitoring and prediction system (GIDMaPS) data sets. figshare https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.853801 (2014).
Nature Methods Endnote Style
Nature Methods Abbreviation
The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes of Nature Methods is “Nat. Methods.“
Nature Methods 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 Methods journal is 10%
Nature Methods Indexed in
Science is indexed in Scopus, SCImago, Web of Science, and UGC journal ranking