About the Journal

Each Primer provides a global overview of the field and outlines key open research questions. Primers have a modular structure, covering epidemiology; disease mechanisms; diagnosis, screening and prevention; management; and quality of life. Authored by an international panel of academic scientists, translational researchers and clinicians, new Primers are published every week. Read our guidelines for Primer articles

Nature Reviews Disease Primers is part of the Nature Reviews portfolio of journals. Learn more about Nature Reviews and writing for us.

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 2017 journal metrics for Nature Reviews Disease Primers are as follows: 

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 16.071
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 16.155
  • Immediacy index: 4.277
  • Eigenfactor® score: 0.00725
  • Article Influence Score: 6.263
  • 2-year Median: 11

For a further description of these metrics and a summary of the metrics for all Nature journals, please visit our journal metrics page. More information underlying our approach to journal metrics may be found here.

Citing Primers

The following syntax can be used to cite a Primer:

  • Author, A. B. et al. Title of article. Nat. Rev. Dis. Primers Vol, Article number (20XX). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrdp...

whereby volume 1 equates to 2015, volume 2 equates to 2016 and so forth.


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