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About PNAS

PNAS has been at the forefront of scientific research for over a century. Established in 1914 as the peer reviewed journal of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), PNAS is now one of the largest and most-cited multidisciplinary scientific journals in the world, with a global readership and more than 3,500 research articles published annually.

Why Submit to PNAS?

Comprehensive scientific coverage

PNAS publishes exceptional research in all branches of the biological, physical, and social sciences. Innovation often happens at the margins, and we are particularly interested in research that crosses disciplinary bounds, answers questions with broad scientific impact, or breaks new ground.

Broad scientific audience

With one of the largest scientific audiences in the world, PNAS articles reach millions of top researchers each year. Our equitable access and open research programs further our mission to make scientific research accessible to all.

Rapid, high-quality peer review

PNAS is edited by members of the NAS, a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars. Scientists are elected by their peers to membership in the NAS for outstanding contributions to research. Nearly 200 members of the NAS have won Nobel Prizes. The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community.

On average, a full review takes just 44 days, and most articles publish within six months of submission.

High impact

PNAS publishes some of the most highly cited research in the world. Learn more about our 2022 article- and journal-level metrics.

  • 268h-5-index
  • 0.67974Eigenfactor
  • 10.7Cited Half-life
  • 2.765SNIP
  • 19.2CiteScore
  • 4.482Article Influence
  • 11.1Impact Factor
  • 2.8Immediacy Index