Journal Information

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 transformative journal. From January 2021, authors submitting primary research articles* to Nature Human Behaviour  are able to choose to publish their work using either the traditional publishing route OR Open Access. (This option does not apply to articles submitted prior to January 2021.)

*Non-primary research (e.g. Reviews, Comments, News & Views) is not eligible for Open Access and is only published using the traditional publishing route.

For more information, please see Our Publishing Models page. 


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About the Editors

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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.