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Acceptance Rate

The definition of journal acceptance rate is the percentage of all articles submitted to Nature Astronomy that was accepted for publication. The acceptance rate of Nature Astronomy is still under calculation. Have you ever submitted your manuscript to Nature Astronomy? Share with us!

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Annual Publication Volume

Publications Cites Dataset

Year Publications
Year Publications
2015 0
2016 2
2017 280
2018 266
2019 269
2020 290
2021 25
Journal Ranking
Subcategory Quartile Rank Percentile
Astronomy and Astrophysics 1 9/82

Astronomy and Astrophysics 89%

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate for an academic journal is dependent upon the relative demand for publishing in a particular journal, the peer review processes in place, the mix of invited and unsolicited submissions, and time to publication, among others. As such, it may be a proxy for perceived prestige and demand as compared to availability. However, locating acceptance rates for individual journals or for specific disciplines can be difficult, yet is necessary information for promotion and tenure activities. Journals with lower article acceptance rates are frequently considered to be more prestigious and more “meritorious”. As an internal benchmark, most journals will not publish their acceptance rates on their website. From their perspective, a consistently low acceptance rate may prove to be a deterrent to future submissions. Moreover, the method of calculating acceptance rates varies among journals. Some journals use all manuscripts received as a base for computing this rate. Other journals allow the editor to choose which papers are sent to reviewers and calculate the acceptance rate on those that are reviewed that is less than the total manuscripts received. Also, many editors do not maintain accurate records on this data and provide only a rough estimate.

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Nature Astronomy
Journal Profile
ISSN (Online)
Nature Astronomy | Academic Accelerator - About the Journal


Astronomy is arguably the oldest science, and has featured strongly throughout the history of Nature — the first quasar, the first exoplanet, the nature of spiral nebulae, to name but a few of the advances reported in its pages. The launch of Nature Astronomy now enables much expanded coverage of the modern discipline: the journal welcomes research across astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science, with the aim of fostering closer interaction between the researchers in each of these areas.Like all Nature-branded journals, Nature Astronomy is characterized by a dedicated team of professional editors, a fair and rigorous peer-review process, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence.In addition to publishing original research, Nature Astronomy publishes Comments, Reviews, News and Views, Features and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with astronomy. Topics covered in the journal include:-Observational astronomy-Theoretical astrophysics-Computational techniques in astrophysics-Instrumentation and techniques-Planetary science-Exoplanets-Solar & stellar physics-Interplanetary & interstellar medium-Galactic & extragalactic astronomy-High energy astrophysics-Cosmology-Astrochemistry-Astronomical big data None

Nature Publishing Group
Publication Frequency
2016 - Present
Open Access
Publication Fee
United Kingdom