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Scientometric indicators of the journal Nature Conservation Research

The current journal's citation metrics for Nature Conservation Research are as follows:

  • *Journal Impact Factor (JIF): 1.2 - category Biodiversity Conservation (Q3).
  • *Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.44 - category Biodiversity Conservation (Q3).
  • **CiteScore 2022: 3.9 - category Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1).
  • **SJR 2022: 0.431 - category Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q2).
  • ***Russian Science Citation Index Impact Factor 2022: 2.509.

*2023 Journal Citation Indicator and Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2024; see more here)
**2022 Scopus, https://www.scopus.com/sourceid/21100898952
***2022 Russian Science Citation Index Report (2023), https://www.elibrary.ru/


The journal "Nature Conservation Research" aims to show the quality and level of studies, which are being carried out in Protected Areas, studies of their biological diversity, and also biology and ecology of threatened species.

The main requirements for submitting manuscripts: a manuscript must 1) either be based on studies conducted (exclusively or predominantly [more than 70% of data]) within Protected Area(s), or 2) be devoted (exclusively or predominantly [more than 70% of data]) to rare and/or threatened species; 3) a manuscript must be of interest to an international readership, even if it is conducted at the regional/local level.
The other criteria for submitting manuscripts are listed in the Guidelines for authors.

The journal "Nature Conservation Research" publishes review articles, original articles, short communications, research notes.

The publication frequency is 4 issues per year. Also, we plan to publish special issues dedicated to certain thematics in the field of nature conservation.
The publishing activity of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" is supported by the Fund for Support and Development of Protected Areas "Bear Land".

Current rejection rate: 63.5%.

There are no charges for the submission and publication of manuscripts.

The list of published articles, arranged according to research topic, is available HERE.

Russsian Science Citation Index (RSCI)




– Biodiversity and conservation of rare and endangered species.

– Inventory of living organisms in Protected Areas and other territories.

– Study and conservation of objects of non-living nature in Protected Areas.

– Long-term monitoring of environment components in relation to threatened/rare species or to Protected Areas.

– New concepts, methods and techniques for nature conservation.

– Anthropogenic transformation of natural ecosystems and invasive alien species in Protected Areas.

– Paleontological studies in Protected Areas.

– Ecosystems management for nature conservation.

– The legal basis for nature conservation and management.

– History and development prospects of reserve management and studies.


News and announcements related to the journal "Nature Conservation Research" are permanently publishing in Telegram-channel of the journal: https://t.me/ncr2016.

We don't send hard copies of issues of the journal Nature Conservation Research to authors.
We don't consider manuscripts devoted to additions of new species to regional (sub-national) faunas and floras, including species included in regional Red Data Books.
We don't consider manuscripts with recommendations for protection of species in regional-level Red Data Books or for inclusion of taxa in the regional Red Data Books. Finally, the journal "Nature Conservation Research" doesn't publish manuscripts devoted to recommendations for organisation of Protected Areas of any (international / national / sub-national (=regional)) level.
The Editorial Board of the journal «Nature Conservation Research» allows authors the option of manuscript translation from Russian to English (only for manuscripts prepared for Nature Conservation Research) and correcting (editing) the English-language manuscripts. For this purpose, Editorial Board can provide contacts of independent translators-correctors in response to authors' request. Then, each author can contact the selected translator-corrector to translate the Russian text or to correct the English text prepared for the journal Nature Conservation Research. Contact data of the translators can be requested in the Editorial Office of the journal Nature Conservation Research.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

- Clarivate Analytics - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
- Scopus
- SciMago
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- CrossRef
- Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI)
- ResearchGate
- CyberLeninka
- Clarivate Analytics - Zoological Record
- ZooBank
- AlgaeBase.
- Google Scholar.
- International Plant Names Index (IPNI).

Volumes and issues of the journal "Nature Conservation Research" NCR. 2016. Vol. 1 (1). NCR. 2016. Vol. 1 (2). Vol. 4, no. 1 Vol. 4(2) 2019 NCR vol. 4(4) NCR 5(1) NCR 5(2) NCR 5(3) NCR 5(4) NCR 5(Suppl.1)