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: 2.500 (2014)
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.080 (2014)

Section "Anthropology": Rank 6 out of 83
Section "Social Sciences, Biomedical": Rank 5 out of 38

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

SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) 2013:   1.151

Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics 114 out of 514

Art and Humanities (Misc) 74 out of 439

Social Science (miscellaneous) 43 out of 414

Sociology and Political Science 112 out of 902

Anthropology 20 out of 255


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.

Impact per Publication (IPP) 2013:   1.93

The IPP measures the ratio of citations per article published in the three previous years.

Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2013:   1.013

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.



  • 26 Volumes
  • 102 Issues
  • 549 Articles
  • 14 Open Access
  • 1990 - 2015 Available between