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Nature Reviews Microbiology

Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 17401526
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 2003-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link

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Nature Reviews Microbiology

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The advent of new technologies and growing recognition of the enormous degree of microbial diversity has revolutionized our understanding of microbiology as a discipline. Microbiology is moving into a new era that focuses less on specific organisms and more on the processes and mechanisms that link them. We take an integrated approach to microbiology, bridging fundamental research and its clinical, industrial and environmental applications to create a single information resource for all who share an interest in microbial life. Nature Reviews Microbiology publishes the highest-quality reviews and perspectives highlighting important developments in our understanding of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa, their interaction with their environments.

Nature Reviews Microbiology

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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Nature Reviews Microbiology

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 21.586
  • 2018 Impact Factor 30.136
  • 2017 Impact Factor 29.779
  • 2016 Impact Factor 26.572
  • 2015 Impact Factor 25.117
  • 2014 Impact Factor 22.080
  • 2013 Impact Factor 20.902
  • 2012 Impact Factor 14.745
  • 2011 Impact Factor 11.261
  • 2010 Impact Factor 11.705
  • 2009 Impact Factor 10.126
  • 2008 Impact Factor 9.523
  • 2007 Impact Factor 13.795
  • 2006 Impact Factor 15.043
  • 2005 Impact Factor 10.092
  • 2004 Impact Factor 3.694
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.000
  • 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


Nature Reviews Microbiology

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.