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Nature Physics

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17452473
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 2006-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Nature Physics

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Impact Factor



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

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2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 18.160
  • 2018 Impact Factor 16.830
  • 2017 Impact Factor 18.345
  • 2016 Impact Factor 18.271
  • 2015 Impact Factor 15.518
  • 2014 Impact Factor 16.474
  • 2013 Impact Factor 16.891
  • 2012 Impact Factor 15.211
  • 2011 Impact Factor 13.936
  • 2010 Impact Factor 12.606
  • 2009 Impact Factor 10.050
  • 2008 Impact Factor 9.116
  • 2007 Impact Factor 7.996
  • 2006 Impact Factor 5.875
  • 2005 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 2004 Impact Factor NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor NA
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Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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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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SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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.