SCI Journal

Impact Factor Database

Nature Communications

Impact Factor

12.121

H Index

365

Impact Factor

14.726

Nature Communications

Basic Journal Info

Country

United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 20411723
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 2010-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories

Nature Communications
2020 Impact Factor by Web of Science

Index

SCIE/SSCI

Impact Factor

12.121

by WOS

Ranking

227

by WOS

Nature Communications
2020 SJR, SJR Impact Factor and H Index

H Index

365

SJR

5.559

Scopus Impact Factor

14.726

Nature Communications
2020 SJR Impact Factor 2-year, 3-year, 4-year

2-year
Impact Factor

13.783

3-year
Impact Factor

14.35

4-year
Impact Factor

14.726

Scope/Description:

[Aim & Scope] Nature Communications is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. Papers published by the journal represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field. [Publication Fee] To publish in Nature Communications, authors are required to pay an article processing charge (APC). According to "Journals Friend" from Medium.com, "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." Hence, to get published in this journal is often considered an accompishment if not a milestone. The APC for all published papers is as follows, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable: £3,790 (UK) $5,380 (The Americas, China and Japan) €4,380 (Europe and rest of world)

Nature Communications
Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Nature Communications
Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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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?

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Nature Communications
SCR Journal Impact Factor History

  • 2020 Impact Factor 13.783
  • 2019 Impact Factor 12.298
  • 2018 Impact Factor 12.130
  • 2017 Impact Factor 12.951
  • 2016 Impact Factor 12.756
  • 2015 Impact Factor 12.317
  • 2014 Impact Factor 12.505
  • 2013 Impact Factor 12.243
  • 2012 Impact Factor 11.009
  • 2011 Impact Factor 7.586
  • 2010 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 2009 Impact Factor NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor NA
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

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)

Nature Communications

H-Index

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

365

Nature Communications

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.

5.559