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Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

Basic Journal Info

Country: United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 14741776
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
History: 2002-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Impact Factor Ranking

Nature Reviews Drug Discovery



Nature Reviews Drug Discovery is a monthly journal aimed at everyone working in the drug discovery and development arena. In addition to the highest-quality reviews and perspectives covering a broad scope, each issue includes news stories that investigate the hottest topics in drug discovery, timely summaries of key primary research papers, and concise updates on the latest advances in areas such as new drug approvals, patent law and emerging industry trends and strategies.

Journal Impact Factor Trends

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2019 / 2020

Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History

  • 2019 / 2020 Impact Factor 57.618
  • 2018 Impact Factor 18.760
  • 2017 Impact Factor 17.857
  • 2016 Impact Factor 25.973
  • 2015 Impact Factor 25.691
  • 2014 Impact Factor 22.267
  • 2013 Impact Factor 20.000
  • 2012 Impact Factor 16.282
  • 2011 Impact Factor 13.334
  • 2010 Impact Factor 13.945
  • 2009 Impact Factor 11.969
  • 2008 Impact Factor 15.154
  • 2007 Impact Factor 16.015
  • 2006 Impact Factor 18.754
  • 2005 Impact Factor 19.077
  • 2004 Impact Factor 18.776
  • 2003 Impact Factor 15.402
  • 2002 Impact Factor NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor NA

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


Nature Reviews Drug Discovery

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.



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