Nature Photonics Impact Factor

In this post, apart from Nature Photonics 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 Photonics Journal

Nature Photonics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. The editor-in-chief is Oliver Graydon. The journal covers research related to optoelectronics, laser science, imaging, communications, and other aspects of photonics and was established in January 2007.

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Impact Factor of Nature Photonics Journal

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

Latest Nature Photonics Impact Factor (2017-2022)

  • Nature Photonics Impact Factor 2017 – 32.521
  • Nature Photonics Impact Factor 2018 – 31.583
  • Nature Photonics Impact Factor 2019 – 31.241
  • Nature Photonics Impact Factor 2020 – 38.771
  • Nature Photonics Impact Factor 2021 – 39.728 (updated in June 2022)

Nature Photonics Impact Factor 2022

Nature Photonics 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 Photonics Journal is 339, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 339 of these publications have received at least 339 citations each.

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Nature Photonics 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)201822.299
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201921.436
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202020.699
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202120.930
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201820.853
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201919.746
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202018.916
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202121.189

Nature Photonics 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.

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Nature Photonics Editors

  • Editor in Chief: Oliver Graydon
  • Senior Editor: David Pile
  • Senior Editor: Noriaki Horiuchi
  • Associate Editor: Giampaolo Pitruzzello

Nature Photonics Publication Fee

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

Nature Photonics 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 Photonics Review Time

Nature Photonics 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 Decision11 days
Submission to first post-review decision54 days
Submission to accept145 days

Nature Photonics Reference Style

Nature Photonics 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 Photonics Endnote Style

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

Nature Photonics Abbreviation

The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing, and referencing purposes of Nature Photonics isNat. Photon.

Nature Photonics 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 Photonics journal is not known

Nature Photonics Indexed in

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