Nature Photonics
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Nature Photonics

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17494885
Publisher: Nature Pub. Group
History: 2007-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Photonics — the scientific study and application of light — has evolved to become a key technology behind many devices found in the modern home, factory and research lab. Today, the field is both a Nobel-prize-winning science and a billion-dollar industry, underpinning applications such as fibre-optic communication, data storage, flat-panel displays and materials processing. Nature Photonics is a monthly journal dedicated to this exciting field and publishes top-quality, peer-reviewed research in all areas of light generation, manipulation and detection. Coverage extends from research into the fundamental properties of light and how it interacts with matter through to the latest designs of optoelectronic device and emerging applications that exploit photons. The journal covers topics including: -Lasers, LEDs and other light sources -Imaging, detectors and sensors -Optoelectronic devices and components -Novel materials and engineered structures -Physics of light propagation, interaction and behaviour -Quantum optics and cryptography -Ultrafast photonics -Biophotonics -Optical data storage -Spectroscopy -Fibre optics and optical communications -Solar energy and photovoltaics -Displays -Terahertz technology -Nonlinear optics -Plasmonics -Nanophotonics -X-rays

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
    22.264 22.311 21.729
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    21.189 20.93 22.249
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    18.916 20.699 21.987
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    19.746 21.436 22.154
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    20.853 22.299 24.794
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    20.927 24.22 24.533
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    24.129 24.089 24.952
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    21.91 23.72 21.541
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    22.338 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    17.22 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    14.381 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    14.741 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    11.513 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    9.542 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    7.99 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    NA NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    NA 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