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.

25 out of 85 on the Anthropology list
20 out of 42 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) 2018: 0.840

20 out of 357 on the Anthropology list

55 out of 263 on the Art and Humanities (Misc) list

155 out of 591 on the Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics list

39 out of 255 on the Social Science (miscellaneous) list

165 out of 1111 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) 2018: 1.021

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 2018: 2.18

  • 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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Main Editor
  • Louis Calistro Alvarado
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.148 (2018)
Impact factor
2.699 (2018)
Five year impact factor
76 days
Submission to first decision
326 days
Submission to acceptance
163,765 (2018)

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    • Edward H. Hagen
    • Lawrence S. Sugiyama
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  2. Authors (first, second and last of 6)

    • Peter B. Gray
    • Alyssa N. Crittenden
    • Brian Wood
    Content type: EditorialNotes


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