Nature Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Journal description

Publishes papers from any area of science with great potential impact.

Current impact factor: 42.35

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 42.351
2012 Impact Factor 38.597
2011 Impact Factor 36.28
2010 Impact Factor 36.101
2009 Impact Factor 34.48
2008 Impact Factor 31.434
2007 Impact Factor 28.751
2006 Impact Factor 26.681
2005 Impact Factor 29.273
2004 Impact Factor 32.182
2003 Impact Factor 30.979
2002 Impact Factor 30.432
2001 Impact Factor 27.955
2000 Impact Factor 25.814
1999 Impact Factor 29.491
1998 Impact Factor 28.833
1997 Impact Factor 27.368
1996 Impact Factor 28.417
1995 Impact Factor 27.074
1994 Impact Factor 25.466
1993 Impact Factor 22.326
1992 Impact Factor 22.139

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 38.16
Cited half-life 9.60
Immediacy index 9.24
Eigenfactor 1.58
Article influence 20.84
Website Nature website
Other titles Nature, International weekly journal of science
ISSN 0028-0836
OCLC 1586310
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

Nature Publishing Group

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 6 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • Authors retain copyright
    • Author's pre-print on arXiv or bioRXiv
    • Author's post-print on author's personal website, institutional repository, PubMed Central or funding body's archive
    • Published source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher version with DOI
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Classification
    ​ yellow

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Decadal variability is a notable feature of the Atlantic Ocean and the climate of the regions it influences. Prominently, this is manifested in the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) in sea surface temperatures. Positive (negative) phases of the AMO coincide with warmer (colder) North Atlantic sea surface temperatures. The AMO is linked with decadal climate fluctuations, such as Indian and Sahel rainfall, European summer precipitation, Atlantic hurricanes and variations in global temperatures. It is widely believed that ocean circulation drives the phase changes of the AMO by controlling ocean heat content. However, there are no direct observations of ocean circulation of sufficient length to support this, leading to questions about whether the AMO is controlled from another source. Here we provide observational evidence of the widely hypothesized link between ocean circulation and the AMO. We take a new approach, using sea level along the east coast of the United States to estimate ocean circulation on decadal timescales. We show that ocean circulation responds to the first mode of Atlantic atmospheric forcing, the North Atlantic Oscillation, through circulation changes between the sub- tropical and subpolar gyres—the intergyre region. These circulation changes affect the decadal evolution of North Atlantic heat content and, consequently, the phases of the AMO. The Atlantic overturning circulation is declining8 and the AMO is moving to a negative phase. This may offer a brief respite from the persistent rise of global temperatures, but in the coupled system we describe, there are compensating effects. In this case, the negative AMO is associated with a continued acceleration of sea-level rise along the northeast coast of the United States.
    Nature 05/2015; 521(7553):508-510. DOI:10.1038/nature14491
  • Nature 05/2015; 521(7551):158-159. DOI:10.1038/521158a