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Nature Communications

Impact, Factor and Metrics, Impact Score, Ranking, h-index, SJR, Rating, Publisher, ISSN, and More

Last Updated on October 31, 2023

Impact Score

2022-2023

15.41

h-Index

2022-2023

 466

Rank

2022-2023

 258

SJR

2022-2023

 5.116

Note: The impact score or impact index 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 and Factor

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 466
Overall Rank/Ranking 258
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 5.116
Impact Score 15.41
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Country United Kingdom
ISSN 20411723
Best Quartile Q1
Coverage History 2010-2022
Official Website Visit Website
Wikipedia Page Visit Wikipedia




Aim and Scope


Nature Communications is an open-access, multidisciplinary journal that is devoted to the dissemination of top-notch research in various domains, including the biological, health, physical, chemical, Earth, social, mathematical, applied, and engineering sciences. The journal strives to present significant advancements of utmost importance to experts within their respective fields.

The journal's unwavering dedication lies in delivering a streamlined experience to both authors and readers. A group of autonomous editors ensures expeditious and equitable publication decisions. Through a continuous online publication initiative, accepted papers are promptly disseminated to a broad readership and beyond, facilitating widespread access to the latest research findings.

Why should one choose to publish in Nature Communications?

  • Nature Communications is a reputable journal that covers a wide range of disciplines, including life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, and Earth sciences.
  • It presents significant advancements that hold importance to specialists in their respective fields.
  • By opting for publication in Nature Communications, one can ensure high visibility for their work due to its open-access policy.

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 258. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 5.116. 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 466. 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 301272 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2022).


Nature Communications Impact IF 2022-2023


The Impact IF 2022 of Nature Communications is 15.41, which is computed in 2023 as per its definition. Nature Communications IF is decreased by a factor of 0.09 and approximate percentage change is -0.58% when compared to preceding year 2021, which shows a falling trend. The impact IF, 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.

Table Setting

Nature Communications Impact IF 2023 Prediction


Impact IF 2022 of Nature Communications is 15.41. If the same downward trend persists, Impact IF may fall in 2023 as well.


Impact IF Trend


Year wise Impact IF of Nature Communications. Based on Scopus data.


Year Impact IF
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 15.41
2021 15.50
2020 13.18
2019 11.68
2018 11.73
2017 12.72
2016 12.61
2015 12.23
2014 12.17

Nature Communications h-index


  Table Setting

Nature Communications has an h-index of 466. It means 466 articles of this journal have more than 466 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.

Table Setting

Nature Communications Rank and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The overall rank of Nature Communications is 258. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 5.116. 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 of Nature Communications by Year


Year SJR
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 5.116
2021 4.846
2020 5.559
2019 5.569
2018 5.992
2017 6.582
2016 6.414
2015 6.287
2014 6.410

Ranking of Nature Communications by Year


Year Ranking
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 258
2021 280
2020 242
2019 238
2018 226
2017 184
2016 188
2015 191
2014 189

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: 2010-2022. 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


Review Speed


 


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.


Submission Guidelines


 

Visit the official website of the journal/conference to confirm the submission guidelines, notification date, and submission deadlines.


Other Important Details About Nature Communications


  1. General Information:

    • Journal Name: Nature Communications
    • Discipline: Natural sciences
    • Language: English
    • Publisher: Nature Portfolio
    • Publication History: 2010-present
    • Frequency: Continuous
    • Open access: Yes
    • License: Creative Commons licenses
  2. Editors:

    • Founding editor-in-chief: Lesley Anson
    • Successive editors-in-chief: Joerg Heber, Magdalena Skipper, Elisa De Ranieri
    • Current editors (2022):
      • Nathalie Le Bot: Health and clinical sciences
      • Stephane Larochelle: Biological sciences
      • Enda Bergin: Chemistry and biotechnology
      • Prabhjot Saini: Physics and earth sciences
  3. Submission and Accessibility:

    • Starting from October 2014, the journal only accepts submissions from authors who are willing to pay an article processing charge.
    • Until the end of 2015, some published submissions were available only to subscribers.
    • In January 2016, all content became freely accessible.
  4. Deposition Service:

    • Starting from 2017, the journal offers a deposition service to authors for preprints of articles "under consideration" as part of the submission process.
  5. Abstracting and Indexing:

    • The journal is abstracted and indexed in various databases, including:
      • Science Citation Index Expanded
      • Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
      • Current Contents/Life Sciences
      • Current Contents/Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
      • The Zoological Record
      • BIOSIS Previews
      • Chemical Abstracts Service
      • Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed
      • Scopus
  6. Subjournals:

    • In 2017, three "subjournals" were created under the Communications brand:
      • Communications Biology
      • Communications Chemistry
      • Communications Physics
    • In subsequent years, additional Communications journals were established:
      • Communications Materials in 2020
      • Communications Earth & Environment in 2020
      • Communications Medicine in 2021
      • Communications Engineering in 2022
    • These Communications journals offer a lower publication fee compared to Nature Communications.
    • Manuscripts rejected by Nature Publishing Group journals can be transferred, along with reviewers' reports, to the Communications-branded journals via an automated transfer service. Alternatively, authors may request a fresh review.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What's the latest impact IF of the Nature Communications?

Nature Communications latest impact IF is 15.41. It's evaluated in the year 2022. The highest and the lowest impact IF or impact score of this journal are 15.50 (2021) and 11.68 (2019), respectively, in the last 9 years. Moreover, its average IS is 13.03 in the previous 9 years.


What's the SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) of the Nature Communications?

The Nature Communications has an SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) of 5.116, according to the latest data. It is computed in the year 2023. In the past 9 years, this journal has recorded a range of SJR, with the highest being 6.582 in 2017 and the lowest being 4.846 in 2021. Furthermore, the average SJR of the Nature Communications over the previous 9-year period stands at 13.03.


What's the latest h-index of the Nature Communications?

The latest h-index of the Nature Communications is 466.


Who's the publisher of the Nature Communications?

The Nature Communications is published by the Nature Publishing Group, with its country of publication being the United Kingdom.


What's the current ranking of the Nature Communications?

The Nature Communications is currently ranked 258 out of 27955 Journals, Conferences, and Book Series in the latest ranking. Over the course of the last 9 years, this journal has experienced varying rankings, reaching its highest position of 184 in 2017 and its lowest position of 280 in 2021.


What's the abbreviation or short name for the Nature Communications?

The standard ISO4 abbreviation for the Nature Communications is Nat. Commun..


Is the "Nature Communications" classified as a Journal, Conference and Proceedings, Trade Journal or Book Series?

Nature Communications is classified as a journal that the Nature Publishing Group publishes.


What's the scope or major areas of the Nature Communications?

The Nature Communications encompasses the following areas:

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

For a more comprehensive understanding of its scope, check the official website of this journal.


What's the ISSN of the Nature Communications?

The Nature Communications is assigned the following International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN): 20411723.


What's the best quartile of the Nature Communications?

The best quartile for the Nature Communications is Q1 (2022).


What's the coverage history of the Nature Communications?

The Nature Communications coverage history can be summarized as follows: 2010-2022.


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Year wise Impact Score (IS) of Nature Communications

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2023/2024 Coming Soon
2022 15.41
2021 15.50
2020 13.18
2019 11.68
2018 11.73
2017 12.72
2016 12.61
2015 12.23
2014 12.17



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