Human Nature

An Interdisciplinary Biosocial Perspective

ISSN: 1045-6767 (Print) 1936-4776 (Online)


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.


2-Year Impact Factor: 2.661 (2016)
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.960 (2016)

7 out of 82 on the Anthropology list
6 out of 39 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) 2016:   1.839

7 out of 315 on the Anthropology list

34 out of 445 on the Art and Humanities (Misc) list

51 out of 547 on the Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics list

16 out of 447 on the Social Science (miscellaneous) list

56 out of 1002 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) 2016:   0.917

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 2016: 2.60






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