Nature Climate Change

Nature Climate Change is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group covering all aspects of research on global warming, the current climate change, especially its effects. It was established in 2011 as the continuation of Nature Reports Climate Change, itself established in 2007.[1] Its first editor-in-chief was Olive Heffernan and the journal's current editor-in-chief is Bronwyn Wake. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2019 impact factor of 20.893.[2]

Nature Climate Change
DisciplineAtmospheric sciences, environmental sciences
Edited byBronwyn Wake
Publication details
Former name(s)
Nature Reports Climate Change
HistoryApril 2011-present
20.893 (2019)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Nat. Clim. Change
ISSN1758-678X (print)
1758-6798 (web)
OCLC no.696271299

The editorial team rejects a high proportion on submitted manuscripts without peer-review, and encourages authors to resubmit them to their sister journal Scientific Reports that has faced several controversies in the past and has an article processing charge of $1495.


  1. ^ Heffernan, Olive (May 2010). "New beginnings". Nature Reports Climate Change. 1 (1005): 46. doi:10.1038/climate.2010.41.
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Environmental sciences". 2019 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2020.

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