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Nature Biotechnology

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10870156
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 1990-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Nature Biotechnology

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Nature Biotechnology is a monthly journal covering the science and business of biotechnology. It publishes new concepts in technology/methodology of relevance to the biological, biomedical, agricultural and environmental sciences as well as covers the commercial, political, ethical, legal, and societal aspects of this research. The first function is fulfilled by the peer-reviewed research section, the second by the expository efforts in the front of the journal. We provide researchers with news about business; we provide the business community with news about research developments. The core areas in which we are actively seeking research papers include: molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; molecular therapy (therapeutics genes, antisense, siRNAs, aptamers, DNA zymes, ribozymes, peptides, proteins); large-scale biology (genomics, functional genomics, proteomics, structural genomics, metabolomics, etc.); computational biology (algorithms and modeling), regenerative medicine (stem cells, tissue engineering, biomaterials); imaging technology; analytical biotechnology (sensors/detectors for analytes/macromolecules), applied immunology (antibody engineering, xenotransplantation, T-cell therapies); food and agricultural biotechnology; and environmental biotechnology. A comprehensive list of areas of interest is shown below.

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Nature Biotechnology

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 16.044
  • 2018 Impact Factor 16.580
  • 2017 Impact Factor 22.501
  • 2016 Impact Factor 26.388
  • 2015 Impact Factor 29.145
  • 2014 Impact Factor 26.251
  • 2013 Impact Factor 21.910
  • 2012 Impact Factor 20.152
  • 2011 Impact Factor 16.144
  • 2010 Impact Factor 18.618
  • 2009 Impact Factor 16.137
  • 2008 Impact Factor 10.942
  • 2007 Impact Factor 11.078
  • 2006 Impact Factor 11.888
  • 2005 Impact Factor 11.383
  • 2004 Impact Factor 10.668
  • 2003 Impact Factor 8.993
  • 2002 Impact Factor 7.805
  • 2001 Impact Factor 6.426
  • 2000 Impact Factor 5.381
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.