47.5(top 1%)
Impact Factor
51.7(top 1%)
extended IF
1469(top 1%)
H-Index
54,906
authors
164,808
papers
17,800,437
citations
35,011
citing journals
1,496,428
citing authors
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Impact Factor of Nature based on the number of citations over 2-year window
The graph shows the changes in the impact factor of Nature and its the corresponding percentile for the sake of comparison with the entire literature. Impact Factor is the most common scientometric index, which is defined by the number of citations of papers in two preceding years divided by the number of papers published in those years.
This graph shows how the impact factor of Nature is computed. The left axis depicts the number of papers published in years X-1 and X2, and the right axis displays their citations in year X.

How Influential is Nature?

Nature is the 1st out of 116 General Sciences journals. This means the journal is among the top 1% in the science branch of General Sciences.