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Nature Human Behaviour


United Kingdom

Universities and research institutions in United Kingdom

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Nature Publishing Group



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Drawing from a broad spectrum of social, biological, health, and physical science disciplines, Nature Human Behaviour publishes research of outstanding significance into any aspect of individual or collective human behaviour. How do humans perceive, think, feel, decide, and act? How do they interact with their environments and others? How do these abilities develop and decline over the lifespan? How do they evolve and compare with other species? How do they vary among individuals, groups, and cultures? How are they shaped by socioeconomic and political factors? How are they affected by disease or deprivation? What interventions can influence individual behaviours or outcomes? The journal welcomes research from any discipline that provides significant original insight into these questions. Nature Human Behaviour features a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to) perception, action, memory, learning, reward, judgment, decision-making, language, communication, emotion, personality, social cognition, social behaviour, neuropsychiatric/neurodevelopmental/neurological disorders, economic & political behaviour, belief systems, social networks, social norms, social structures, behaviour change, collective cognition and behaviour, culture, public policy. In addition to publishing original research, Nature Human Behaviour publishes Reviews, Perspectives, Comments, News, Features, and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with human behaviour. 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.

Behavioral Neuroscience2018Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2019Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2020Q1
Behavioral Neuroscience2021Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2018Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2019Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2020Q1
Experimental and Cognitive Psychology2021Q1
Social Psychology2018Q1
Social Psychology2019Q1
Social Psychology2020Q1
Social Psychology2021Q1

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.

Total Documents

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

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)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20184.088
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20195.382
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20205.638
Cites / Doc. (4 years)202110.803
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20184.088
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20195.382
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20205.638
Cites / Doc. (3 years)202111.655
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20184.088
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20195.382
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20205.172
Cites / Doc. (2 years)202112.710
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 Cites20170
Self Cites201829
Self Cites201934
Self Cites202067
Self Cites202196
Total Cites20170
Total Cites2018928
Total Cites20192309
Total Cites20203896
Total Cites20217576
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 document20170
External Cites per document20187.430
External Cites per document201910.111
External Cites per document202010.490
External Cites per document202119.581
Cites per document20170.000
Cites per document20184.088
Cites per document20195.382
Cites per document20205.638
Cites per document202111.655
% 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 documents20170
Non-citable documents2018106
Non-citable documents2019204
Non-citable documents2020326
Non-citable documents2021268
Citable documents20170
Citable documents2018121
Citable documents2019225
Citable documents2020365
Citable documents2021382
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 documents20170
Uncited documents2018107
Uncited documents2019197
Uncited documents2020306
Uncited documents2021218
Cited documents20170
Cited documents2018120
Cited documents2019232
Cited documents2020385
Cited documents2021432
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