In this post, apart from Nature Reviews 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 Reviews Microbiology Journal

Nature Reviews Microbiology is a monthly peer-reviewed review journal published by Nature Portfolio. It was established in 2003. The journal publishes reviews and perspectives on microbiology, bridging fundamental research and its clinical, industrial, and environmental applications.

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Impact Factor of Nature Reviews Microbiology 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 Reviews Microbiology Impact Factor (2017-2022)

  • Nature Reviews Microbiology Impact Factor 2017 – 31.851
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology Impact Factor 2018 – 34.648
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology Impact Factor 2019 – 34.209
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology Impact Factor 2020 – 60.633
  • Nature Reviews Microbiology Impact Factor 2021 – 78.297 (updated in June 2022)

Nature Reviews Microbiology Impact Factor 2022

Nature Reviews 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 Reviews Microbiology Journal is 323, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 323 of these publications have received at least 323 citations each.

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Nature Reviews 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)201815.093
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201914.356
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202017.783
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202121.269
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201813.562
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201912.579
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202017.667
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202119.359

Nature Reviews 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.

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Nature Reviews Microbiology Editors

  • Editor in Chief: Ashley York
  • Senior Editor: Andrea Du Toit
  • Senior Editor: Agustina Taglialegna

Nature Reviews Microbiology Publication Fee

Articles published in Nature Reviews can only be published using the subscription publication route. The journal does not offer an immediate gold open access (OA) publication option.

In the subscription publication route, no fee has to be paid by the author. The public or subscribers pays to access these journals. The visibility of such paper would be low compared to OA journals.

Nature Reviews Microbiology Review Time

Nature Reviews 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 DecisionNA
Submission to first post-review decisionNA
Submission to acceptNA

Nature Reviews Microbiology Reference Style

Nature Reviews 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 Reviews Microbiology Endnote Style

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

Nature Reviews Microbiology Abbreviation

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

Nature Reviews 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 Reviews Microbiology journal is not known

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