Nature Communications

Nature Communications is an open-access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. Papers published by the journal represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field. 

Nature Communications is open access, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing high-quality research in all areas of the biological, health, physical, chemical, and Earth sciences. Papers published by the journal aim to represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field.

We are committed to providing an efficient service for both authors and readers. Our team of independent editors makes rapid and fair publication decisions. Prompt dissemination of accepted papers to a wide readership and beyond is achieved through a program of continuous online publication. 


Article and journal metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2018 journal metrics for Nature Communications are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 11.878
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 13.811
  • Immediacy Index: 2.107
  • Eigenfactor® score: 1.10329
  • Article Influence Score: 5.402
  • 2-year Median: 8


Nature Communications  Abstract & Indexing

  • DOAJ,
  • Web of Science,
  • Scopus and Google Scholar.


Nature Communications started in the year 2010 and has been growing ever since. Nature Communications doesn’t have a fixed publishing frequency.

Their publishing frequency is continuous and upon acceptance. They have a very strict acceptance rate of 7.7%. They get over 50,000+ submissions every year.


Nature Communications Article-processing charges

Nature Communications is an open-access journal. To publish in Nature Communications, authors are required to pay an article-processing charge (APC).

The APC for all published papers is as follows, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable:

  • £3,790 (UK)
  • $5,380 (The Americas, China, and Japan)
  • €4,380 (Europe and rest of world)


Nature communications ranking

Title Type SJR H index Total Docs. (2018) Total Docs. (3years) Total Refs. (2018) Total Cites (3years) Citable Docs. (3years) Cites / Doc. (2years) Ref. / Doc. (2018)
Nature Communications journal 5.992 Q1 248 5664 11692 273530 141425 10983 11.80 48.29


Nature communications details

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • H Index: 248
  • Subject Area and Category:  Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous), Chemistry, Chemistry (miscellaneous), Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Publisher:  Nature Publishing Group
  • Publication Type:   Journals
  • ISSN: 20411723
  • Coverage: 2010-ongoing


SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Nature Communications Details

Journal Name Nature Communications
Journal Abbreviation Nature Communications Abbreviation
Journal Online 2041-1723 (20411723)
Impact Factor Nature Communications Impact Factor
CiteScore Nature Communications CiteScore
Acceptance Rate Nature Communications Acceptance Rate
SCImago Journal Rank Nature Communications SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
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