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Nature Astronomy
Nature Astronomy journal cover volume 1 issue 1.png
Discipline Astronomy, Astrophysics and Planetary science
Edited byMay Chiao
Publication details
Nature Portfolio (United Kingdom)
15.647 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Nat. Astron.
ISSN 2397-3366
LCCN 2018242063
OCLC no. 1165479718

Nature Astronomy is a peer reviewed scientific journal published by Nature Portfolio. [1] [2] It was first published in January 2017 (volume 1, issue 1), although the first content appeared online in December 2016. The editor-in-chief is May Chiao, who is a full-time professional editor employed by the journal. [3] The founding editors of this journal, in addition to May Chiao, were Paul Woods, Luca Maltagliati and Marios Karouzos. [3]

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 15.647, ranking it 5th out of 69 journals in the category "Astronomy & Astrophysics". [7]


  1. ^ "Announcing five new Nature titles: Nature Astronomy, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Human Behaviour and Nature Reviews Chemistry - Group - Springer Nature - A new force in research publishing".
  2. ^ "A new astronomy publication: Nature Astronomy | British Astronomical Association".
  3. ^ a b "About the Editors - Nature Astronomy".
  4. ^ "NASA/ADS Search (Beta Interface)".
  5. ^ Analytics, Clarivate. "Journal Search - Clarivate Analytics".
  6. ^ "Nature Astronomy". Scopus. Retrieved 2022-07-04.
  7. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Astronomy & Astrophysics". 2021 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate. 2022.

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