About Scientific Reports
Why publish in Scientific Reports?
Scientific Reports is an open access journal publishing original research from across all areas of the natural sciences, psychology, medicine and engineering.
- Covers all areas of the natural sciences, psychology, medicine and engineering
- Offers our authors a highly respected home for their research
- High visibility for your work with open access
We offer our authors a highly respected home for their research. Scientific Reports is the 5th most-cited journal in the world, with more than 696,000 citations in 2021*, and receives widespread attention in policy documents and the media.
*2021 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2022)
Expert peer review
Partnering with our extensive network of expert peer reviewers, our editorial team provides rigorous, objective and constructive peer review, and will support you throughout the publication process. Scientific Reports is led by the same ethical and editorial policy guidelines as other Nature Research journals to ensure that all the research we publish is scientifically robust, original, and of the highest quality.
“The editorial board member assigned to our submission was thorough, supportive, and clearly wanted to produce the best manuscript possible. I was thoroughly impressed."
Professor Megan Fuller, Jefferson University, USA
Swiftly visible and highly discoverable for all
We help your research reach more people and maximize its impact. As an open access journal, we ensure that your work is immediately accessible and highly discoverable across a range of channels including nature.com, where the journal receives approximately 2.4 million to 2.7 million visitors per month*. The journal is indexed in Web of Science, PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Dimensions, Google Scholar, DOAJ and SAO/NASA ADS.
*Average monthly figure for 2021
Find out more about Scientific Reports.
2021 Journal Metrics
- 2-year impact factor (2021): 4.996
- 5-year impact factor (2021): 5.516
- Immediacy index: 0.973
- Eigenfactor® score: 1.17671
- Article influence score: 1.207
- 2 year median: 3
2021 Peer Review Metrics
- Submission to first decision - 56 days
- Submission to accept - 133 days
129,414,061 Downloads (in 2021)
427,999 Altmetric mentions (2021)
For a description of these metrics please visit the Nature Research journals metrics page.
Is your research relevant to our journal?
With our very broad scope, we welcome research from all areas across the natural sciences, medicine and engineering. View our scope and browse our published articles.
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