Last Updated on June 22, 2022

Nature- Impact Score, Ranking, SJR, h-index, Citescore, Rating, Publisher, ISSN, and Other Important Details

Published By: Nature Publishing Group

Abbreviation: Nature

Impact Score

The impact Score or journal impact score (JIS) is equivalent to Impact Factor. The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric index calculated by Clarivate that reflects the yearly mean number of citations of articles published in the last two years in a given journal, as indexed by Clarivate's Web of Science. On the other hand, Impact Score is based on Scopus data.








Important Details

Title Nature
Standard Abbreviation Nature
Type of Publication Journal
Discipline Multidisciplinary (Q1)
Impact Score 21.05
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 17.897
h-index 1276
Overall Rank 17
Publisher Name Nature Publishing Group
Publication Country United Kingdom
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 14764687, 00280836
Coverage and History 1869-2021
Official Website Visit Website
Wikipedia Page Visit Wikipedia
Best Quartile Q1
Total Citations Received
(Last 3 Year)

About Nature

Nature is a journal published by Nature Publishing Group. This journal covers the area[s] related to Multidisciplinary, etc. The coverage history of this journal is as follows: 1869-2021. The rank of this journal is 17. This journal's impact score, h-index, and SJR are 21.05, 1276, and 17.897, respectively. The ISSN of this journal is/are as follows: 14764687, 00280836.

The best quartile of Nature is Q1. This journal has received a total of 160609 citations during the last three years (Preceding 2021).

Nature Impact Score 2021-2022

The latest impact score (IS) of the Nature is 21.05. It is computed in the year 2022 as per its definition and based on Scopus data.

It is increased by a factor of around 6.09, and the percentage change is 40.71% compared to the preceding year 2020, indicating a rising trend.

The impact score (IS), also denoted as the Journal impact score (JIS), of an academic journal is a measure of the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal. It is based on Scopus data.

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Prediction of Nature Impact Score 2022

Impact Score 2021 of Nature is 21.05. If a similar upward trend continues, IS may increase in 2022 as well.

Impact Score Graph

Check below the Impact Score trends of Nature. This is based on Scopus data.

Year Impact Score (IS)
2022/2023 Coming Soon
2021 21.05
2020 14.96
2019 13.08
2018 12.94
2017 15.18
2016 14.93
2015 13.94
2014 14.75

Nature h-index

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The h-index of Nature is 1276. By definition of the h-index, this journal has at least 1276 published articles with more than 1276 citations.

What is h-index?

The h-index (also known as the Hirsch index or Hirsh index) is a scientometric parameter used to evaluate the scientific impact of the publications and journals. It is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given Journal has published at least h papers and each has at least h citations.

Nature ISSN

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of Nature is/are as follows: 14764687, 00280836.

The ISSN is a unique 8-digit identifier for a specific publication like Magazine or Journal. The ISSN is used in the postal system and in the publishing world to identify the articles that are published in journals, magazines, newsletters, etc. This is the number assigned to your article by the publisher, and it is the one you will use to reference your article within the library catalogues.

ISSN code (also called as "ISSN structure" or "ISSN syntax") can be expressed as follows: NNNN-NNNC
Here, N is in the set {0,1,2,3...,9}, a digit character, and C is in {0,1,2,3,...,9,X}

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Nature Ranking and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

The Nature is ranked 17 among 27339 Journals, Conferences, and Book Series. As per SJR, this journal is ranked 17.897.

SCImago Journal Rank is an indicator, which measures the scientific influence of journals. It considers the number of citations received by a journal and the importance of the journals from where these citations come.

Nature Publisher

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The publisher of Nature is Nature Publishing Group. The publishing house of this journal is located in the United Kingdom. Its coverage history is as follows: 1869-2021.

Call For Papers (CFPs)

Please check the official website of this journal to find out the complete details and Call For Papers (CFPs).

Publication Fees

From 2021, the publisher will charge €9,500, US$11,390 or £8,290 to make a paper open access (OA) in Nature and 32 other journals that currently keep most of their articles behind paywalls and are financed by subscriptions. It is also trialling a scheme that would halve that price for some journals, under a common-review system that might guide papers to a number of titles.


Updated on: June 9, 2021


Review Speed

Submission to Accept: the median time (in days) from the published submission date to the final editorial acceptance date.

Nature Portfolio journals Submission to first editorial decision (median, days) Submission to first post-review decision (median, days) Submission to Accept (median, days)
Nature 6 45 226

Updated on: June 9, 2021


The International Organization for Standardization 4 (ISO 4) abbreviation of Nature is Nature. ISO 4 is an international standard which defines a uniform and consistent system for the abbreviation of serial publication titles, which are published regularly. The primary use of ISO 4 is to abbreviate or shorten the names of scientific journals using the technique of List of Title Word Abbreviations (LTWA).

As ISO 4 is an international standard, the abbreviation ('Nature') can be used for citing, indexing, abstraction, and referencing purposes.

How to publish in Nature

If your area of research or discipline is related to Multidisciplinary, etc., please check the journal's official website to understand the complete publication process.

Acceptance Rate

Fewer than 8% of submitted papers are accepted for publication in Nature (Journal).

There are several factors that influence the acceptance rate of any academic journal. Here are some critical parameters that are considered while calculating the acceptance rate:

  • Interest/demand of researchers/scientists for publishing in a specific journal/conference.
  • The complexity of the peer review process and timeline.
  • Time taken from draft submission to final publication.
  • Number of submissions received and acceptance slots
  • And Many More.

The simplest way to find out the acceptance rate or rejection rate of a Journal/Conference is to check with the journal's/conference's editorial team through emails or through the official website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the impact score of Nature?

The latest impact score of Nature is 21.05. It is computed in the year 2022.

What is the h-index of Nature?

The latest h-index of Nature is 1276. It is evaluated in the year 2022.

What is the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) of Nature?

The latest SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) of Nature is 17.897. It is calculated in the year 2022.

What is the ranking of Nature?

The latest ranking of Nature is 17. This ranking is among 27339 Journals, Conferences, and Book Series. It is computed in the year 2022.

Who is the publisher of Nature?

Nature is published by Nature Publishing Group. The publication country of this journal is United Kingdom.

What is the abbreviation of Nature?

This standard abbreviation of Nature is Nature.

Is "Nature" a Journal, Conference or Book Series?

Nature is a journal published by Nature Publishing Group.

What is the scope of Nature?

The scope of Nature is as follows:

  • Multidisciplinary

For detailed scope of Nature, check the official website of this journal.

What is the ISSN of Nature?

The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of Nature is/are as follows: 14764687, 00280836.

What is the best quartile for Nature?

The best quartile for Nature is Q1.

What is the coverage history of Nature?

The coverage history of Nature is as follows 1869-2021.

Credits and Sources

  • Nature Official Website
  • Nature Wikipedia
  • Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR),
  • Journal Impact Factor,
  • Scopus,

Note: The impact score shown here is equivalent to the average number of times documents published in a journal/conference in the past two years have been cited in the current year (i.e., Cites / Doc. (2 years)). It is based on Scopus data and can be a little higher or different compared to the impact factor (IF) produced by Journal Citation Report. Please refer to the Web of Science data source to check the exact journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Impact Score, SJR, h-Index, and Other Important metrics of These Journals, Conferences, and Book Series

Journal/Conference/Book Title Type Publisher Ranking SJR h-index Impact Score
European Journal of Clinical Investigation Journal Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2940 1.229 112 4.63
Physiology Journal American Physiological Society 730 2.69 129 8.41
International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation Journal Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. 22496 0.13 16 0.33
Current HIV/AIDS Reports Journal Current Science, Inc. 1140 2.103 62 4.92
Travailler Journal Martin Media 23978 0.114 13 0.11
SPE Production and Operations Journal Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 8025 0.616 56 1.69
Intelligent Service Robotics Journal Springer Verlag 5941 0.779 32 3.15
Token Journal Jan Kochanowski University Press 25206 0.104 2 0.09
Climate Policy Journal Taylor and Francis Ltd. 1782 1.654 71 5.92
Journal for Labour Market Research Journal Springer International Publishing AG 12062 0.401 19 1.58

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Nature Impact Score (IS) Trend

Table: Impact Score

Year Impact Score (IS)
2022/2023 Udpated Soon
2021 21.05
2020 14.96
2019 13.08
2018 12.94
2017 15.18
2016 14.93
2015 13.94

Top Journals/Conferences in Multidisciplinary

American Association for the Advancement of Science | United States

Science advances
American Association for the Advancement of Science | United States

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
National Academy of Sciences | United States

National Science Review
Oxford University Press | United Kingdom

Science Bulletin
Elsevier BV | Netherlands

Cell Press | United States

American Association for the Advancement of Science | United States

Journal of Advanced Research
Cairo University | Egypt

Elsevier Inc. | United States

Scientific Reports
Nature Publishing Group | United Kingdom

Tsinghua Science and Technology
Tsing Hua University | China

Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences
Japan Academy | Japan

Advanced Theory and Simulations
Wiley-VCH Verlag | Germany

Progress in Natural Science: Materials International
Elsevier BV | Netherlands

Public Library of Science | United States

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