About the journal

Scientific Reports is an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature. We publish scientifically valid primary research from all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. Visit this page to find out about the quality, rigour, reach and service offered by Scientific Reports.

The 2017 journal metrics for Scientific Reports are as follows:

  • 2-year impact factor: 4.122
  • 5-year impact factor: 4.609
  • Immediacy index: 0.576
  • Eigenfactor ® score: 0.71896 
  • Article influence score: 1.356
  • 2-year median: 2

Visit the Nature Research journals metrics page for a description of these metrics.

Aims and scope

More on the aims and scope of Scientific Reports is available in this section, as well as indexing and archiving information.

Editorial Advisory Panel and Editorial Board

Scientific Reports' Editorial Advisory Panel and Editorial Board of researchers spans the spectrum of science, and is at the heart of what we do. Find out more, and see the Editorial Board Members in your research area in this section.

Open access

Scientific Reports is a fully open access journal. More on Creative Commons Attribution licenses and the benefits of publishing open access can be found in this section. 

Article processing charges

To allow immediate global open access to all articles, Scientific Reports levies an article processing charge (APC). Current APCs and waiver information are available in this section.


Answers to common questions about Scientific Reports can be found in this section.

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