Nature Neuroscience
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Nature Neuroscience

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 10976256, 15461726
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 1998-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Nature Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of neuroscience. The editors welcome contributions in molecular, cellular, systems and cognitive neuroscience, as well as psychophysics, computational modeling and diseases of the nervous system. No area is excluded from consideration, although priority is given to studies that provide fundamental insights into the functioning of the nervous system. Nature Neuroscience provides readers and authors high visibility, emphasis on interdisciplinary communication, accessibility to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production, rigorous peer review, rapid publication, and independence from academic societies and other vested interests. In addition to primary research, Nature Neuroscience publishes news and views, reviews, editorials, commentaries, perspectives, book reviews and correspondence. In this way, the journal aims to be the voice of the worldwide neuroscience community.

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
    17.646 19.521 19.903
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    19.846 20.585 20.837
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    15.84 16.751 17.046
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    14.318 15.674 16.868
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    15.924 17.486 17.304
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    16.287 16.465 16.455
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    14.844 15.33 15.028
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    14.926 15.006 15.157
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    14.118 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    13.097 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    13.074 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    12.845 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    11.475 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    11.3 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    11.124 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    12.426 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    11.768 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    10.679 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    9.819 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    10.253 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    10.298 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    10.249 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    9.776 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