Journal Information

Nature Medicine is a monthly journal publishing original peer-reviewed research in all areas of medicine on the basis of its originality, timeliness, interdisciplinary interest and impact on improving human health. Nature Medicine also publishes commissioned content, including News, Reviews and Perspectives, aimed at contextualizing the latest advances in translational and clinical research to reach a wide audience of M.D. and Ph.D. readers. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

Aims & Scope

Content Types

Clinical Research Guidelines

About the Editors



Additional information

Journal abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Med.


Our international standard serial number (ISSN) is 1078-8956. Our electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 1546-170X.

Journal and article metrics

For articles published from 2010 to the present, article metrics such as citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2021 journal metrics for Nature Medicine are as follows:

  • 2 year Impact Factor (2021) - 87.241

  • 5- year Impact Factor (2021) - 68.310

  • Immediacy index - 27.828

  • Eigenfactor® score - 0.184

  • Article Influence Score - 20.808

  • 2-year Median - TBC

  • 66 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

15,259,774 Downloads (in 2021)
248,104 Altmetric mentions (2021)

For a further description of these metrics and a summary of the metrics for all Nature journals (including metrics on peer review turnaround times), visit our journal metrics page. More information underlying our approach to journal metrics may be found here.