About the Journal

Launched in January 2017, Nature Ecology & Evolution is an online-only journal, publishing the best research from across ecology and evolutionary biology monthly. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

Aims & Scope

Content Types

About the Editors




Additional information

Journal abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Ecol. Evol.


Our electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 2397-334X.

Journal and article metrics

Article metrics such as citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2018 journal metrics for Nature Ecology & Evolution are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 10.965
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 10.969
  • Immediacy Index: 3.262
  • Eigenfactor® Score: 0.016670
  • Article Influence Score: 5.537
  • 2-year Median: 7

Note that these metrics are based on data from 2017 only. Metrics are reported here as provided by Clarivate Analytics in their Journal Citation Reports.

For a further description of these metrics and a summary of the metrics for all Nature journals (including metrics on peer review turnaround times), visit our journal metrics page. More information underlying our approach to journal metrics may be found here.