Nature Materials
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Nature Materials

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14761122, 14764660
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 2002-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Nature Materials is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together cutting-edge research across the entire spectrum of materials science and engineering. Materials research is a diverse and fast-growing discipline, which has moved from a largely applied, engineering focus to a position where it has an increasing impact on other classical disciplines such as physics, chemistry and biology. Nature Materials covers all applied and fundamental aspects of the synthesis/processing, structure/composition, properties and performance of materials, where "materials" are identified as substances in the condensed states (liquid, solid, colloidal) designed or manipulated for technological ends. Nature Materials provides a forum for the development of a common identity among materials scientists while encouraging researchers to cross established subdisciplinary divides. To achieve this, and strengthen the cohesion of the community, the journal takes an interdisciplinary, integrated and balanced approach to all areas of materials research while fostering the exchange of ideas between scientists involved in the different disciplines. Nature Materials is an invaluable resource for all scientists, in both academia and industry, who are active in the process of discovering and developing materials and materials-related concepts. Nature Materials offers an engaging, informative and accessible product including papers of exceptional significance and quality in a discipline which promises to have great influence on the development of society in years to come.

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
    25.263 25.544 25.984
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    23.081 24.52 25.387
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    21.981 23.94 26.459
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    22.424 25.618 27.343
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    24.983 27.137 28.942
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    25.258 27.94 28.282
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    25.927 26.373 26.429
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    23.397 24.032 25.766
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    19.172 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    20.008 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    21.803 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    20.602 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    18.103 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    17.549 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    14.152 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    12.921 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    12.998 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    10.152 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    7.677 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    5.413 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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