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Nature Communicationsopen access

Country

United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

Subject Area and Category

Publisher

Nature Publishing Group

H-Index

365

Publication type

Journals

ISSN

20411723

Coverage

2010-2020

Information

Homepage

How to publish in this journal

naturecommunications@nature.com

Scope

The journal began life with the purpose to publish “rigorous and comprehensive papers that represent advances of significance to specialists within each field”, as well as to serve communities that don’t have a dedicated home in the Nature family or researchers seeking publication in a broad journal. Another founding principle was to offer a platform for multidisciplinary works, given that, “the number of truly multidisciplinary primary research journals can be counted on one hand”. We wish to continue to meet those needs for authors and readers. Join the conversation about this journal
Quartiles

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.

CategoryYearQuartile
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Chemistry (miscellaneous)2020Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2011Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2012Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2013Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2014Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2015Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2016Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2017Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2018Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2019Q1
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)2020Q1
SJR

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.

YearSJR
20113.137
20125.866
20136.206
20146.410
20156.287
20166.414
20176.582
20185.992
20195.569
20205.559
Total Documents

Evolution of the number of published documents. All types of documents are considered, including citable and non citable documents.

YearDocuments
2010141
2011439
2012672
20131554
20142731
20153126
20163492
20174328
20185225
20195559
20206169
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)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20117.574
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201210.924
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201312.141
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201412.612
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201512.836
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201613.437
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201715.075
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201814.648
Cites / Doc. (4 years)201914.053
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202014.726
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20117.574
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201210.924
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201312.141
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201412.520
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201512.635
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201613.211
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201714.690
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201814.027
Cites / Doc. (3 years)201913.297
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202014.350
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20117.574
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201210.924
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201311.893
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201412.118
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201512.154
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201612.496
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201713.819
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201812.782
Cites / Doc. (2 years)201912.381
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202013.783
Total Cites 
Self-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.

CitesYearValue
Self Cites20100
Self Cites201114
Self Cites201285
Self Cites2013300
Self Cites2014919
Self Cites20151619
Self Cites20162225
Self Cites20173114
Self Cites20183718
Self Cites20194162
Self Cites20205004
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20111068
Total Cites20126336
Total Cites201315201
Total Cites201433366
Total Cites201562631
Total Cites201697906
Total Cites2017137337
Total Cites2018153539
Total Cites2019173455
Total Cites2020216850
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.

CitesYearValue
External Cites per document20100
External Cites per document20117.583
External Cites per document201210.834
External Cites per document201311.930
External Cites per document201412.180
External Cites per document201512.311
External Cites per document201612.918
External Cites per document201714.394
External Cites per document201813.749
External Cites per document201913.116
External Cites per document202014.184
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20117.574
Cites per document201210.924
Cites per document201312.141
Cites per document201412.520
Cites per document201512.635
Cites per document201613.211
Cites per document201714.690
Cites per document201814.027
Cites per document201913.297
Cites per document202014.350
% 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
201046.10
201146.92
201250.30
201351.16
201452.84
201556.56
201658.33
201754.18
201855.64
201957.33
202056.56
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20112
Non-citable documents20123
Non-citable documents20133
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20164
Non-citable documents201724
Non-citable documents201849
Non-citable documents2019138
Non-citable documents2020176
Citable documents20100
Citable documents2011139
Citable documents2012577
Citable documents20131249
Citable documents20142664
Citable documents20154956
Citable documents20167407
Citable documents20179325
Citable documents201810897
Citable documents201912907
Citable documents202014936
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.

DocumentsYearValue
Uncited documents20100
Uncited documents20117
Uncited documents201210
Uncited documents201330
Uncited documents201458
Uncited documents2015105
Uncited documents2016125
Uncited documents2017149
Uncited documents2018351
Uncited documents2019674
Uncited documents2020869
Cited documents20100
Cited documents2011134
Cited documents2012570
Cited documents20131222
Cited documents20142607
Cited documents20154852
Cited documents20167286
Cited documents20179200
Cited documents201810595
Cited documents201912371
Cited documents202014243
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