Journal Information

Nature Plants is an online-only, monthly journal publishing the best research on plants — from their evolution, development, metabolism and environmental interactions to their societal significance. All editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors.

Aims & Scope

Content Types

About the Editors

Advisory Panel



Additional information

Journal abbreviation

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


Our electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 2055-0278.

Journal and article metrics

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 Plants are as follows:

  • 2-year Impact Factor (2021): 17.352
  • 5-year Impact Factor (2021): 19.328
  • Immediacy Index: 2.914
  • Eigenfactor® Score: 0.020100
  • Article Influence Score: 5.535
  • 2-year Median: 10
  • 175 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
  • 14,880 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.