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Nature Neuroscience


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category


Nature Publishing Group



Publication type



10976256, 15461726





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Nature Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of neuroscience. The editors welcome contributions in molecular, cellular, systems and cognitive neuroscience, as well as psychophysics, computational modeling and diseases of the nervous system. No area is excluded from consideration, although priority is given to studies that provide fundamental insights into the functioning of the nervous system. Nature Neuroscience provides readers and authors high visibility, emphasis on interdisciplinary communication, accessibility to a broad readership, high standards of copy editing and production, rigorous peer review, rapid publication, and independence from academic societies and other vested interests. In addition to primary research, Nature Neuroscience publishes news and views, reviews, editorials, commentaries, perspectives, book reviews and correspondence. In this way, the journal aims to be the voice of the worldwide neuroscience community. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Neuroscience (miscellaneous)1999Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2000Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2001Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2002Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2003Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2004Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2005Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2006Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2007Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2008Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2009Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2010Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Neuroscience (miscellaneous)2020Q1

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of 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 It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)199913.105
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200019.451
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200120.454
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200221.423
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200322.670
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200421.465
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200522.498
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200624.045
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200725.311
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200825.926
Cites / Doc. (4 years)200925.546
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201024.946
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201126.829
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201227.646
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201328.385
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201429.363
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201530.269
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201630.091
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201734.258
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201836.285
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201935.903
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202038.835
Cites / Doc. (3 years)199913.105
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200019.451
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200120.454
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200221.407
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200321.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200420.536
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200522.061
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200623.701
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200725.808
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200825.029
Cites / Doc. (3 years)200923.555
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201024.774
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201125.676
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201227.633
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201327.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201428.993
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201530.006
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201630.693
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201734.334
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201836.815
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201934.107
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202038.513
Cites / Doc. (2 years)199913.105
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200019.451
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200120.454
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200220.504
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200320.419
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200419.602
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200521.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200623.622
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200724.865
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200822.207
Cites / Doc. (2 years)200922.600
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201022.932
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201125.725
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201226.195
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201326.236
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201428.264
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201529.855
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201629.714
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201734.113
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201834.353
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201931.586
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202036.861
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites199972
Self Cites2000306
Self Cites2001456
Self Cites2002398
Self Cites2003358
Self Cites2004338
Self Cites2005412
Self Cites2006386
Self Cites2007408
Self Cites2008402
Self Cites2009422
Self Cites2010400
Self Cites2011416
Self Cites2012458
Self Cites2013460
Self Cites2014586
Self Cites2015650
Self Cites2016536
Self Cites2017580
Self Cites2018486
Self Cites2019457
Self Cites2020462
Total Cites19991992
Total Cites20007469
Total Cites200113479
Total Cites200216740
Total Cites200318320
Total Cites200416737
Total Cites200517781
Total Cites200620004
Total Cites200722556
Total Cites200822176
Total Cites200919315
Total Cites201020092
Total Cites201120926
Total Cites201223433
Total Cites201323824
Total Cites201425456
Total Cites201526345
Total Cites201627501
Total Cites201728188
Total Cites201828311
Total Cites201923261
Total Cites202026882
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document199913.813
External Cites per document200021.192
External Cites per document200122.186
External Cites per document200223.346
External Cites per document200323.759
External Cites per document200422.101
External Cites per document200523.535
External Cites per document200625.055
External Cites per document200727.043
External Cites per document200826.234
External Cites per document200924.600
External Cites per document201026.082
External Cites per document201126.881
External Cites per document201228.611
External Cites per document201328.354
External Cites per document201429.928
External Cites per document201531.919
External Cites per document201633.290
External Cites per document201737.511
External Cites per document201839.468
External Cites per document201936.197
External Cites per document202040.152
Cites per document199913.105
Cites per document200019.451
Cites per document200120.454
Cites per document200221.407
Cites per document200321.993
Cites per document200420.536
Cites per document200522.061
Cites per document200623.701
Cites per document200725.808
Cites per document200825.029
Cites per document200923.555
Cites per document201024.774
Cites per document201125.676
Cites per document201227.633
Cites per document201327.638
Cites per document201428.993
Cites per document201530.006
Cites per document201630.693
Cites per document201734.334
Cites per document201836.815
Cites per document201934.107
Cites per document202038.513
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents199913
Non-citable documents200046
Non-citable documents200172
Non-citable documents200282
Non-citable documents200377
Non-citable documents200473
Non-citable documents200568
Non-citable documents200661
Non-citable documents200755
Non-citable documents200856
Non-citable documents200952
Non-citable documents201056
Non-citable documents201152
Non-citable documents201245
Non-citable documents201338
Non-citable documents201447
Non-citable documents201573
Non-citable documents201686
Non-citable documents201785
Non-citable documents201864
Non-citable documents201952
Non-citable documents202040
Citable documents1999139
Citable documents2000338
Citable documents2001587
Citable documents2002700
Citable documents2003756
Citable documents2004742
Citable documents2005738
Citable documents2006783
Citable documents2007819
Citable documents2008830
Citable documents2009768
Citable documents2010755
Citable documents2011763
Citable documents2012803
Citable documents2013824
Citable documents2014831
Citable documents2015805
Citable documents2016810
Citable documents2017736
Citable documents2018705
Citable documents2019630
Citable documents2020658
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents199920
Uncited documents200061
Uncited documents2001109
Uncited documents2002132
Uncited documents2003132
Uncited documents2004123
Uncited documents2005129
Uncited documents2006131
Uncited documents2007128
Uncited documents2008127
Uncited documents2009115
Uncited documents2010108
Uncited documents2011128
Uncited documents2012114
Uncited documents2013112
Uncited documents2014110
Uncited documents2015117
Uncited documents2016122
Uncited documents2017108
Uncited documents2018107
Uncited documents2019127
Uncited documents2020130
Cited documents1999132
Cited documents2000323
Cited documents2001550
Cited documents2002650
Cited documents2003701
Cited documents2004692
Cited documents2005677
Cited documents2006713
Cited documents2007746
Cited documents2008759
Cited documents2009705
Cited documents2010703
Cited documents2011687
Cited documents2012734
Cited documents2013750
Cited documents2014768
Cited documents2015761
Cited documents2016774
Cited documents2017713
Cited documents2018662
Cited documents2019555
Cited documents2020568
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