Human Nature is dedicated to advancing the interdisciplinary investigation of the biological, social, and environmental factors that underlie human behavior.

It focuses primarily on the functional unity in which these factors are continuously and mutually interactive. These include the evolutionary, biological, and sociological processes as they interact with human social behavior; the biological and demographic consequences of human history; the cross-cultural, cross-species, and historical perspectives on human behavior; and the relevance of a biosocial perspective to scientific, social, and policy issues.

Impact Factor (2020): 2.444
5-year Impact Factor (2020): 2.595

19 out of 88 on the Anthropology list
19 out of 45 on the Social Sciences, Biomedical list

Thomson-Reuters ScienceWatch Top Journals in Anthropology from 2001-2011
Citation Impact: 8.71 (8/20).

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2020:   0.953

21 out of 394 on the Anthropology list
68 out of 445 on the Art and Humanities (Misc) list
124 out of 646 on the Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics list
71 out of 541 on the Social Science (miscellaneous) list
167 out of 1238 on the Sociology and Political Science list

SJR is a measure of the journal’s relative impact in its field, based on its number of citations and number of articles per publication year.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2020:   0.989

The SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field. The impact of a single citation is given higher value in subject areas where citations are less likely, and vice versa.

CiteScore 2020: 4.6

h-index: 67


  • Investigates the biological, social, and environmental factors that underlie human behavior
  • Focuses primarily on the functional unity in which these factors are continuously and mutually interactive

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  • Louis Calistro Alvarado
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.444 (2020)
Impact factor
2.595 (2020)
Five year impact factor
33 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
135,441 (2021)

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  1. Let’s Play at Digging


    • Ana Mateos
    • Guillermo Zorrilla-Revilla
    • Jesús Rodríguez
    • Content type: OriginalPaper
    • Open Access
    • Published: 06 June 2022
    • Pages: 172 - 195
This journal has 54 open access articles

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