Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Nature Reviews Neuroscience

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 1471003X, 14710048
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 2000-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Neuroscience is the archetypal multidisciplinary science encompassing a variety of fields that share the common goal of attempting to provide a complete understanding of the structure and function of the central nervous system. A series of advances in molecular, developmental and cognitive neuroscience, stimulated by the advent of powerful new experimental techniques and theoretical approaches, have now rendered some of the most enduring neurobiological questions increasingly tractable. This explosion of knowledge has in turn created a need for new tools to efficiently organize and communicate this information.

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
    10.418 11.797 13.37
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    11.347 13.285 15.346
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    10.633 12.813 14.319
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    11.967 13.8 15.502
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    14.641 16.934 16.754
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    15.468 15.567 16.691
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    13.723 15.737 14.931
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    13.536 12.912 13.212
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    11.722 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    10.059 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    12.188 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    13.558 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    12.247 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    10.403 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    11.086 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    10.533 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    9.282 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    7.486 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    6.819 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    8.566 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    7.982 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    8.161 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0 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