Nature Sustainability Impact Factor

In this post, apart from Nature Sustainability 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 Sustainability Journal

Nature Sustainability is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Nature Portfolio. It was established in 2018. The editor-in-chief is Monica Contestabile.

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Impact Factor of Nature Sustainability 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 Sustainability Impact Factor (2017-2022)

  • Nature Sustainability Impact Factor 2017 – 21.809
  • Nature Sustainability Impact Factor 2018 – 23.530
  • Nature Sustainability Impact Factor 2019 – 20.479
  • Nature Sustainability Impact Factor 2020 – 25.606
  • Nature Sustainability Impact Factor 2021 – 31.25
  • Nature Sustainability Impact Factor 2022 – To be released in June 2023

Nature Sustainability Impact Factor 2022

Nature Sustainability 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 Sustainability Journal is 62, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 62 of these publications have received at least 62 citations each.

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Nature Sustainability 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)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20196.870
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20209.807
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202116.114
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20196.870
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20209.807
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202116.223

Nature Sustainability 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 Sustainability Editors

  • Editor in Chief: Monica Contestabile
  • Senior Editor: William R. Burnside 
  • Senior Editor: Yaoqing Zhang
  • Associate Editor: Ryan M. Scarrow
  • Associate Editor: Angelos Alamanos
  • Associate Editor:  Yin Ye

Nature Sustainability Publication Fee

Authors submitting primary research articles to Nature Sustainability have the option of publishing their research using either:

1 – Traditional subscription publishing model – an article is submitted and is assessed by our editors. If suitable it will be put through Peer Review, and if successful (subject to amendments), will be eligible for publication. Published articles are made available to institutions and individuals who subscribe to Nature Sustainability or who pay to read specific articles.

2 – Gold Open Access – same publishing process as above. The difference is that when an article is accepted for publication, the author/s or funder/s pay an Article Processing Charge (APC). The final version of the published article is then free to read for everyone. The APC to publish Gold Open Access in Nature Sustainability is €9,500.

Find out more about Open Access.

Nature Sustainability Review Time

Nature Sustainability 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 decision55 days
Submission to accept183 days

Nature Sustainability Reference Style

Nature Sustainability 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 Sustainability Endnote Style

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

Nature Sustainability Abbreviation

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

Nature Sustainability 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 Sustainability journal is not known

Nature Sustainability Indexed in

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

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