How do editors decide on issues to publish?

Criteria for publication report original scientific research (the main results and conclusions must not have been published or submitted elsewhere) are of outstanding scientific importance. reach a conclusion of interest to an interdisciplinary readership.

How prestigious is PNAS?

According to Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 9.412. PNAS is the second most cited scientific journal, with more than 1.9 million cumulative citations from 2008–2018. In the mass media, PNAS has been described variously as “prestigious”, “sedate”, “renowned”, and “high impact”.

What is the impact factor of PNAS?


Do impact factors matter?

Impact Factors are useful, but they should not be the only consideration when judging quality. Not all journals are tracked in the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) database and, as a result, do not have impact factors. The scientific worth of an individual article has nothing to do with the impact factor of a journal.

What if a journal has no impact factor?

Well, there may be two reasons for an ISI indexed journal not to have an impact factor: – Indexed less than 3 years, therefore, it did not have enough time of indexing to calculate an IF. – Have a very low IF that the journal does not want to announce as low as 0.05 or even lower.

Is nature an open access journal?

The article is made available under a Creative Commons CC-BY license, which allows for anyone to reuse, share, or build upon the work. In our fully OA journals (such as Nature Communications and Scientific Reports), all articles are made OA on publication.

Is nature a credible source?

In review, the Nature Journal publishes research and news on a wide variety of sciences. This report like all others is properly sourced to research. In general, this is a highly respected and credible scientific journal.