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Nature Communications- Impact Factor, Overall Ranking, h-index, SJR, Rating, Publisher, ISSN, and Other Important Metrics

Last Updated on October 4, 2021

Impact Factor

14.919

h-Index

 365

Rank

 242

SJR

 5.559

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.

Important Metrics

Title Nature Communications
Abbreviation Nat. Commun.
Publication Type Journal
Subject Area, Categories, Scope Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Chemistry (miscellaneous) (Q1); Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous) (Q1)
h-index 365
Overall Rank/Ranking 242
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 5.559
Impact Score 13.78
Impact Factor 14.919 (2020)
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Country United Kingdom
ISSN 20411723
Official Website Visit Website
Wikipedia Page Visit Wikipedia


Aim and Scope


Nature Communications is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. Papers published by the journal represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field.

More on the aims and scope of Nature Communications is available in this section, as well as article and journal metrics, indexing and archiving information.


About Nature Communications


Nature Communications is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Chemistry (miscellaneous) (Q1); Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous) (Q1). It is published by Nature Publishing Group. The overall rank of Nature Communications is 242. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 5.559. 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. SJR acts as an alternative to the Journal Impact Factor (or an average number of citations received in last 2 years). This journal has an h-index of 365. The best quartile for this journal is Q1.

The ISSN of Nature Communications journal is 20411723. An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique code of 8 digits. It is used for the recognition of journals, newspapers, periodicals, and magazines in all kind of forms, be it print-media or electronic. Nature Communications is cited by a total of 216850 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2020).


Nature Communications Impact Factor 2020-2021


The impact factor (IF) 2020 of Nature Communications is 14.919, which is computed in 2021 as per it's definition. Nature Communications IF is increased by a factor of 2.8 and approximate percentage change is 23.08% when compared to preceding year 2019, which shows a rising trend. The impact factor (If), also denoted as Journal impact factor (JIF), 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 Web of Science data.

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Impact Factor Trend


Year wise Impact Factor (IF) of Nature Communications. Based on Web of Science data.


Year Impact Factor (IF)
2021/2022Coming Soon
2020 14.919
2019 12.121
2018 11.878
2017 12.353
2016 12.124
2015 11.329
2014 11.470
2013 10.742
2012 10.015
2011 7.396
2010 149

Nature Communications Impact Score 2020-2021


The impact score (IS) 2020 of Nature Communications is 13.78, which is computed in 2021 as per its definition. Nature Communications IS is increased by a factor of 1.4 and approximate percentage change is 11.31% when compared to preceding year 2019, which shows a rising trend. The impact score (IS), also denoted as 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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Nature Communications Impact Score 2021 Prediction


IS 2020 of Nature Communications is 13.78. If the same upward trend persists, impact score of joule may rise in 2021 as well.


Impact Score Trend


Year wise Impact Score (IS) of Nature Communications. Based on Scopus data.


Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 13.78
2019 12.38
2018 12.78
2017 13.82
2016 12.50
2015 12.15
2014 12.12

Nature Communications h-index


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Nature Communications has an h-index of 365. It means 365 articles of this journal have more than 365 number of citations. The h-index is a way of measuring the productivity and citation impact of the publications. The h-index is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given journal/author has published h papers that have each been cited at least h number of times.




Nature Communications ISSN


The ISSN of Nature Communications is 20411723. ISSN stands for International Standard Serial Number.

An ISSN is a unique code of 8 digits. It is used for the recognition of journals, newspapers, periodicals, and magazines in all kind of forms, be it print-media or electronic.

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Nature Communications Rank and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The overall rank of Nature Communications is 242. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 5.559. 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 Communications Publisher


Table Setting

Nature Communications is published by Nature Publishing Group. It's publishing house is located in United Kingdom. Coverage history of this journal is as following: 2010-2020. The organization or individual who handles the printing and distribution of printed or digital publications is known as Publisher.


Call For Papers


Visit the official website of the journal/conference to check the further details about the call for papers.


Publication Fees


Nature Communications is an open-access journal. To publish in Nature Communications, authors are required to pay an article-processing charge (APC).

The APC for all published papers is as follows, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable:

OPEN ACCESS

  • £3,920 (UK)
  • $5,560 (The Americas*, Greater China** and Japan)
  • €4,530 (Europe and rest of world)

Source: Nature.com 


Retrieved on June 9, 2021


Abbreviation


The IS0 4 standard abbreviation of Nature Communications is Nat. Commun.. This abbreviation ('Nat. Commun.') is well recommended and approved for the purpose of indexing, abstraction, referencing and citing goals. It meets all the essential criteria of ISO 4 standard.

ISO 4 (International Organization for Standardization 4) is an international standard that defines a uniform and consistent system for abbreviating serial publication titles and journals.


How to publish in Nature Communications


If your research field is/are related to Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Chemistry (miscellaneous) (Q1); Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous) (Q1), then please visit the official website of this journal.


Acceptance Rate


Nature Communications started in the year 2010 and has been growing ever since. Nature Communications doesn’t have a fix publishing frequency. Their publishing frequency is continuous and upon acceptance. They have a very strict acceptance rate of 7.7%. They get over 50,000 submissions every year. 

Source: Medium.com


The acceptance rate/percentage of any academic journal/conference depends upon many parameters. Some of the critical parameters are listed below.

  • The demand or interest of researchers/scientists in publishing in a specific Journal/Conference.
  • Peer review complexity and timeline.
  • The mix of unsolicited and invited submissions.
  • The time it takes from manuscript submission to final publication.
  • And Many More.

It is essential to understand that the acceptance rate/rejection rate of papers varies among journals. Some Journals considers all the manuscripts submissions as a basis of acceptance rate computation. On the other hand, few consider the only manuscripts sent for peer review or few even not bother about the accurate maintenance of total submissions. Hence, it can provide a rough estimation only.

The best way to find out the acceptance rate is to reach out to the associated editor or to check the official website of the Journal/Conference.


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Llull journal 30725 Sociedad Espanola de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Tecnicas 3 0.20
Current Breast Cancer Reports journal 10665 Current Science, Inc. 18 0.82
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Elelmiszervizsgalati Kozlemenyek journal 26434 Hungarian National Commiteee of the European Organization for quality 3 0.02
Xiyou Jinshu Cailiao Yu Gongcheng/Rare Metal Materials and Engineering journal 18027 Rare Metals Materials and Engineering Press 30 0.56
Acta Geoscientica Sinica journal 15898 di qiu xue bao bian ji bu 18 0.58

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Year wise Impact Factor (IF) of Nature Communications

Impact Factor Table

Year Impact Factor (IF)
2021/2022Coming Soon
2020 14.919
2019 12.121
2018 11.878
2017 12.353
2016 12.124
2015 11.329
2014 11.470
2013 10.742
2012 10.015
2011 7.396
2010 149



Year wise Impact Score (IF) of Nature Communications

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 13.78
2019 12.38
2018 12.78
2017 13.82
2016 12.50
2015 12.15
2014 12.12



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