Nature Cell Biology
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Nature Cell Biology

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14657392, 14764679
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 1999-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Nature Cell Biology publishes papers of the highest quality from all areas of cell biology, encouraging those that shed light on the mechanisms underlying fundamental cell biological processes. The journal's scope is broad and specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: -Autophagy -Cancer biology -Cell adhesion and migration -Cell cycle and growth -Cell death -Chromatin and epigenetics -Cytoskeletal dynamics -Developmental biology -DNA replication and repair -Mechanisms of human disease -Mechanobiology -Membrane traffic and dynamics -Metabolism -Nuclear organization and dynamics -Organelle biology -Proteolysis and quality control -RNA biology -Signal transduction -Stem cell biology

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.


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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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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    12.111 16.34 16.215
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    19.471 18.613 18.148
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    15.258 15.156 15.107
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    10.9 11.737 13.109
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    12.358 14.471 14.983
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    15.203 15.899 16.284
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    16.37 16.879 16.243
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    15.535 15.23 15.776
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    15.034 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    15.599 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    16.249 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    14.63 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    13.919 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    13.248 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    12 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    11.424 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    11.031 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    11.865 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    13.281 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    13.83 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    13.799 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    13.704 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    11.269 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




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