About the Journal

Launched in January 2017, Nature Human Behaviour is an online-only monthly journal dedicated to the best research into human behaviour from across the social and natural sciences. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

Nature Human Behaviour is a subscription-based journal, with a self-archiving policy six months after online publication. Nature Human Behaviour does not offer open access licensing options for articles, although specific types of papers are occasionally made open access free of charge, owing to their exceptional value to the community. The application of an open access licence is at the discretion of the editors; full details of our policy can be found on our self archiving and license to publish page


Aims & Scope

Content Types

About the Editors

Advisory Panel



Additional information

Journal abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Hum. Behav.


Our electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 2397-3374.

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 2019 journal metrics for Nature Human Behaviour are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 12.282
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 12.316
  • Immediacy Index: 2.643
  • Eigenfactor® Score: 0.01419
  • Article Influence Score: 6.461
  • TOP Factor: 15

Metrics are reported here as provided by Clarivate Analytics in their Journal Citation Reports, except for TOP Factor, which is provided by the Center for Open Science.

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.