Aims & Scope

Drawing from a broad spectrum of social, biological, health, and physical science disciplines, Nature Human Behaviour publishes research of outstanding significance into any aspect of individual or collective human behaviour. How do humans perceive, think, feel, decide, and act? How do they interact with their environments and others? How do these abilities develop and decline over the lifespan? How do they evolve and compare with other species? How do they vary among individuals, groups, and cultures? How are they shaped by socioeconomic and political factors? How are they affected by disease or deprivation? What interventions can influence individual behaviours or outcomes? The journal welcomes research from any discipline that provides significant original insight into these questions.

Nature Human Behaviour features a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to) perception, action, memory, learning, reward, judgment, decision-making, language, communication, emotion, personality, social cognition, social behaviour, neuropsychiatric/neurodevelopmental/neurological disorders, economic & political behaviour, belief systems, social networks, social norms, social structures, behaviour change, collective cognition and behaviour, culture, public policy.

In addition to publishing original research, Nature Human Behaviour publishes Reviews, Perspectives, Comments, News, Features, and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with human behaviour.

Ultimately, the journal’s mission is to strengthen the reach and impact of human behaviour research in directly addressing our most pressing social challenges.

Like all Nature-branded journals, Nature Human Behaviour is characterized by a dedicated team of professional editors, a fair and rigorous peer-review process, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence.

Disciplines covered in the journal include:

Anthropology Evolution
Artificial Intelligence Genetics
Business Studies Geography
Cognitive Science Linguistics
Communication Management
Criminology Neurology
Cultural Studies Neuroscience
Ecology Political Science
Economics Psychiatry
Education Psychology
Epidemiology Public Policy
Ethology Sociology