Nature Medicine
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Nature Medicine

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10788956, 1546170X
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 1995-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Nature Medicine publishes research that addresses the needs and goals of contemporary medicine. Original research ranges from new concepts in human biology and disease pathogenesis to robust preclinical bases for new therapeutic modalities and drug development to all phases of clinical work, as well as innovative technologies aimed at improving human health. Current areas of interest also include, but are not limited to: -Gene and cell therapies -Clinical genomics -Regenerative medicine -High-definition medicine -Effects of the environment in human health -Artificial intelligence in health care -Smart wearable devices -Early disease diagnosis -Microbiome -Aging Nature Medicine also publishes Reviews, Perspectives and other content commissioned from leading scientists in their fields to provide expert and contextualized views of the latest research driving the progress of medicine. The News section is editorially independent and provides topical and timely reporting of upcoming trends affecting medicine, researchers and the general audience.

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
    34.666 32.978 32.85
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    35.091 34.05 32.909
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    22.728 22.96 22.762
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    19.104 19.482 20.917
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    18.306 20.635 18.865
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    20.145 18.142 17.433
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    16.277 16.214 15.281
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    14.021 13.694 13.128
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    12.492 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    11.605 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    8.567 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    8.393 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    10.111 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    10.744 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    10.136 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    10.056 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    12.251 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    12.46 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    12.208 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    10.62 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    10.1 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    10.155 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    9.721 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