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Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

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Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17452473
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 2006-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Nature Physics publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of physics, pure and applied. The journal content reflects core physics disciplines, but is also open to a broad range of topics whose central theme falls within the bounds of physics. Theoretical physics, particularly where it is pertinent to experiment, also features. Nature Physics is committed to publishing top-tier original research in physics through a fair and rigorous review process. It offers readers and authors high visibility, access to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production, rapid publication, and independence from academic societies and other vested interests. The journal features two primary research paper formats: Letters and Articles. In addition to publishing primary research, Nature Physics serves as a central source for top-quality information for the physics community through Review Articles, News & Views, Research Highlights on important developments published throughout the physics literature, Commentaries, Book Reviews, and Correspondence. Research areas covered in the journal include: -Astrophysics and cosmology -High-energy and particle physics -Nuclear physics -Plasma physics -Atomic and molecular physics -Chemical physics -Biophysics -Fluid dynamics -Electronics and device physics -Nanotechnology -Quantum physics and quantum technologies -Optical physics and photonics -Condensed-matter physics -Soft condensed-matter physics -Statistical physics, thermodynamics and nonlinear dynamics -Networks and complex systems -Information theory and computation -Geophysics

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
    10.678 10.647 10.936
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    10.489 11.158 12.421
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    10.276 12.087 12.435
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    11.858 12.222 12.788
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    12.977 13.648 13.146
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    13.184 12.672 12.026
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    11.812 11.399 12.324
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    9.758 11.368 11.698
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    11.38 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    12.894 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    11.964 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    11.137 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    10.565 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    8.773 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    7.877 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    6.959 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    5.323 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0 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