nature microbiology impact factor

Here in this post, apart from Nature Microbiology 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 Microbiology Journal

Nature Microbiology is a peer-reviewed journal from Nature Publishing Group.

Established in 2016, Nature Microbiology publishes monthly articles. The chief editor is Susan Jones who is part of an in-house team of editors.

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Nature Microbiology 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 Microbiology Impact Factor (2019-2022)

  • Nature Microbiology Impact Factor 2017 – 14.174
  • Nature Microbiology Impact Factor 2018 – 14.633
  • Nature Microbiology Impact Factor 2019 – 15.54
  • Nature Microbiology Impact Factor 2020 – 17.745
  • Nature Microbiology Impact Factor 2021 – 30.964 (updated in June 2022)

Nature Microbiology Impact Factor 2022

Nature Microbiology 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 Microbiology Journal is 102, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 102 of these publications have received at least 102 citations each.

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Nature Microbiology 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)20189.682
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201910.307
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202010.990
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202118.763
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20189.682
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20199.505
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202010.619
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202121.384

Nature Microbiology 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 Microbiology Editorial Board Members

  • Editor in Chief: Susan Jones 
  • Senior Editor: Kyle Frischkorn
  • Senior Editor: Agustina Taglialegna
  • Senior Editor: Emily White
  • Associate Editor: François Mayer
  • Associate Editor: Julie Tai-Schmiedel

Nature Microbiology Publication Fee

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

Nature Microbiology 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 Microbiology Review Time

Nature Microbiology 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 Decision8 days
Submission to first post-review decision49 days
Submission to accept171 days

Nature Microbiology Reference Style

Nature Microbiology, 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 Microbiology Endnote Style

You can download the Nature Microbiology Endnote Style and Nature Microbiology Zotero Style

Nature Microbiology Abbreviation

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

Nature Microbiology 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 Microbiology journal is 9%.

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