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

Last Updated on June 24, 2021

Impact Factor

4.379

h-Index

 213

Rank

 3130

SJR

 1.24

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 Scientific Reports
Abbreviation Sci. Rep.
Publication Type Journal
Subject Area, Categories, Scope Multidisciplinary (Q1)
h-index 213
Overall Rank/Ranking 3130
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 1.24
Impact Score 4.13
Impact Factor 4.379 (2020)
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Country United Kingdom
ISSN 20452322
Official Website Visit Website
Wikipedia Page Visit Wikipedia


Aim and Scope


Scientific Reports is an open access journal publishing original research from across all areas of the natural sciences, medicine and engineering.

Global influence

We offer our authors a highly respected home for their research. Scientific Reports is the 7th most-cited journal in the world, with more than 350,000 citations in 2019*, and receives widespread attention in policy documents and the media.

We publish original research from all areas of the natural sciences, medicine and engineering. You can learn more about what we publish by browsing our specific scientific subject areas below or explore Scientific Reports by browsing all articles and collections.

Engineering

Engineering covers all aspects of engineering, technology, and applied science. It plays a crucial role in the development of technologies to address some of the world's biggest challenges, helping to save lives and improve the way we live.

Physical sciences

Physical sciences are those academic disciplines that aim to uncover the underlying laws of nature — often written in the language of mathematics. It is a collective term for areas of study including astronomy, chemistry, materials science and physics.

Earth and environmental sciences

Earth and environmental sciences cover all aspects of Earth and planetary science and broadly encompass solid Earth processes, surface and atmospheric dynamics, Earth system history, climate and climate change, marine and freshwater systems, and ecology. It also considers the interactions between humans and these systems.

Biological sciences

Biological sciences encompass all the divisions of natural sciences examining various aspects of vital processes. The concept includes anatomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry and biophysics, and covers all organisms from microorganisms, animals to plants.

Health sciences

The health sciences study health, disease and healthcare. This field of study aims to develop knowledge, interventions and technology for use in healthcare to improve the treatment of patients.


About Scientific Reports


Scientific Reports is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Multidisciplinary (Q1). It is published by Nature Publishing Group. The overall rank of Scientific Reports is 3130. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 1.24. 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 213. The best quartile for this journal is Q1.

The ISSN of Scientific Reports journal is 20452322. 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. Scientific Reports is cited by a total of 282734 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2020).


Scientific Reports Impact Factor 2020-2021


The impact factor (IF) 2020 of Scientific Reports is 4.379, which is computed in 2021 as per it's definition. Scientific Reports IF is increased by a factor of 0.38 and approximate percentage change is 9.53% 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 Scientific Reports. Based on Web of Science data.


Year Impact Factor (IF)
2021/2022Coming Soon
2020 4.379
2019 3.998
2018 4.011
2017 4.122
2016 4.259
2015 5.228
2014 5.578
2013 5.078
2012 2.927

Scientific Reports Impact Score 2020-2021


The impact score (IS) 2020 of Scientific Reports is 4.13, which is computed in 2021 as per its definition. Scientific Reports IS is decreased by a factor of 0.03 and approximate percentage change is -0.72% when compared to preceding year 2019, which shows a falling 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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Scientific Reports Impact Score 2021 Prediction


IS 2020 of Scientific Reports is 4.13. If the same downward trend persists, impact score of joule may fall in 2021 as well.


Impact Score Trend


Year wise Impact Score (IS) of Scientific Reports. Based on Scopus data.


Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 4.13
2019 4.16
2018 4.29
2017 4.61
2016 4.60
2015 5.72
2014 5.78

Scientific Reports h-index


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Scientific Reports has an h-index of 213. It means 213 articles of this journal have more than 213 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.




Scientific Reports ISSN


The ISSN of Scientific Reports is 20452322. 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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Scientific Reports Rank and SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


The overall rank of Scientific Reports is 3130. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 1.24. 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.


Scientific Reports Publisher


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Scientific Reports is published by Nature Publishing Group. It's publishing house is located in United Kingdom. Coverage history of this journal is as following: 2011-2020. 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


The highest fee charged by this journal is 1990 USD as publication fees (article processing charges or APCs).

There is a waiver policy for these charges.


Review Speed


Expect on an average 20 weeks from submission to publication in Scientific Reports Journal.


Abbreviation


The IS0 4 standard abbreviation of Scientific Reports is Sci. Rep.. This abbreviation ('Sci. Rep.') 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 Scientific Reports


If your research field is/are related to Multidisciplinary (Q1), then please visit the official website of this journal.


Acceptance Rate


The journal has been described as a megajournal, conceptually similar to PLOS ONE, with a business model based on article processing charges.The journal's editorial board is extremely large, with several thousand listed members. The Guide to Referees states that to be published, "a paper must be scientifically valid and technically sound in methodology and analysis", and reviewers have to ensure manuscripts "are not assessed based on their perceived importance, significance or impact", but this procedure has been questioned.

The acceptance rate for Scientific Reports was reported to be 48%, based on the published rate by the journal in 2019.


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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Year wise Impact Factor (IF) of Scientific Reports

Impact Factor Table

Year Impact Factor (IF)
2021/2022Coming Soon
2020 4.379
2019 3.998
2018 4.011
2017 4.122
2016 4.259
2015 5.228
2014 5.578
2013 5.078
2012 2.927



Year wise Impact Score (IF) of Scientific Reports

Impact Score Table

Year Impact Score (IS)
2021/2022 Coming Soon
2020 4.13
2019 4.16
2018 4.29
2017 4.61
2016 4.60
2015 5.72
2014 5.78



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