Journal Impact

This page provides information on peer review performance and citation metrics for Communications Materials. Data are collected annually for full calendar years. More information regarding the release of these data can be found here. Click here to download our quick reference guide to journal metrics.

Nature Portfolio is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (see here for more information about our endorsement). We believe that Impact Factor is just one of a number of metrics that can be used to evaluate a journal, and a small number of highly cited papers can have a disproportionate effect on the mean number of citations per paper.

2020 Peer Review Metrics

Submission to first editorial decision: the median time (in days) from when a submission is received to when a first editorial decision about whether the paper was sent out for formal review or not is sent to the authors.

Submission to first post-review decision: for manuscripts that are sent to external reviewers, the median time (in days) taken from when a submission is received to when an editorial decision post-review is sent to the authors.

Submission to Accept: the median time (in days) from the published submission date to the final editorial acceptance date.

Submission to first editorial decision - 4

Submission to first post-review decision - 38

Submission to Accept - 136

 

Journal Metrics

Clarivate Analytics publishes a suite of citation-based metrics every year that provide an overview of a journal. These include the 2-year Impact Factor, the 5-year Impact Factor, the Immediacy index, the Eigenfactor® score and the Article Influence Score.

These metrics require at least two calendar years of publication data for calculation. Communications Materials has been accepted into Clarivate Analytics’ “Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index” (ESCI) and will receive these metrics for the first time in June/July 2023.

The page is updated on an annual basis.