Journal Information

Nature Photonics is a monthly journal publishing the best research from all areas of light generation, manipulation and detection. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

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Additional information

Journal abbreviation

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


Our international standard serial number (ISSN) is 1749-4885. Our electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 1749-4893.

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 Photonics are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor: 31.583
  • 5-year Impact Factor: 38.301
  • Immediacy Index: 6.583
  • Eigenfactor® Score: 0.116060
  • Article Influence Score: 14.355
  • 2-year Median: 18

Usage: 2,195,521 Downloads (in 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.