Journal Information

Nature Communications is an open access journal that publishes high-quality research from all areas of the natural sciences. Papers published by the journal represent important advances of significance to specialists within each field.

Nature Communications has a 2-year impact factor: 16.6 (2022), article downloads of 99,089,239 (2022) and 8 days (median) from submission to the first editorial decision.

Why publish in Nature Communications?

  • Publishes in all areas of life, health, social, physical, chemical and Earth sciences
  • Presents important advances of significance to specialists within each field
  • High visibility for your work with open access

Aims & Scope

More on the aims and scope of Nature Communications is available in this section, as well as article and journal metrics, indexing and archiving information.


Information about the Editors of Nature Communications can be found here.

Open Access

Nature Communications 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, Nature Communications levies an article processing charge (APC). Current APCs and waiver information are available in this section.