Human Nature
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Human Nature

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10456767, 19364776
Publisher: Springer New York LLC
History: 1990-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Human Nature is dedicated to advancing the interdisciplinary investigation of the biological, social, and environmental factors that underlie human behavior. It focuses primarily on the functional unity in which these factors are continuously and mutually interactive. These include the evolutionary, biological, and sociological processes as they interact with human social behavior; the biological and demographic consequences of human history; the cross-cultural, cross-species, and historical perspectives on human behavior; and the relevance of a biosocial perspective to scientific, social, and policy issues.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of 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 such citations come from.


Human Nature
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Human Nature
Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    2.304 2.513 2.842
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    1.809 2.529 2.938
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    2.356 2.563 2.525
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    2.429 2.545 2.55
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    2.111 2.234 2.455
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    1.902 2.302 2.673
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    2.776 3.183 3.417
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    2.254 3.129 2.826
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    3.04 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    1.76 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.957 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    2.404 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    2.235 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    1.577 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    1.571 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    1.881 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    1.077 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    1.128 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    1.925 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    1.179 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    1 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.676 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    1.4 NA NA
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Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History