Journal of Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biology - ISSN 0022-2836
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.342 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 3.189 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 5.469 (2020) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 5.826 (2020) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 1
Issues: 24 issues
ISSN: 00222836
Editor-in-Chief: Wright

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Journal of Molecular Biology (JMB) provides high quality, comprehensive and broad coverage in all areas of molecular biology. The journal publishes original scientific research papers that provide mechanistic and functional insights and report a significant advance to the field. The journal encourages the submission of multidisciplinary studies that use complementary experimental and computational approaches to address challenging biological questions.

Research areas include but are not limited to:

  • Biomolecular interactions, signaling networks, systems biology
  • Cell cycle, cell growth, cell differentiation
  • Cell death, autophagy
  • Cell signaling and regulation
  • Chemical biology
  • Computational biology, in combination with experimental studies
  • DNA replication, repair, and recombination
  • Development, regenerative biology, mechanistic and functional studies of stem cells
  • Epigenetics, chromatin structure and function
  • Gene expression
  • Receptors, channels, and transporters
  • Membrane processes
  • Cell surface proteins and cell adhesion
  • Methodological advances, both experimental and theoretical, including databases
  • Microbiology, virology, and interactions with the host or environment
  • Microbiota mechanistic and functional studies
  • Nuclear organization
  • Post-translational modifications, proteomics
  • Processing and function of biologically important macromolecules and complexes
  • Molecular basis of disease
  • RNA processing, structure and functions of non-coding RNAs, transcription
  • Sorting, spatiotemporal organization, trafficking
  • Structural biology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Translation, protein folding, chaperones, protein degradation and quality control

Important benefits for authors

Since 1959, JMB is ensuring some basic principles in the services it provides to all authors:
  • Fast-track option of time-sensitive research articles (please consult the Guide for Authors for details).
  • Anti-scooping policy: if a competitor paper has been published while yours is under peer-review in JMB, that will not affect the editorial outcome.
  • All editorial decisions are made by active scientists who are leading experts in the field.
  • Manuscripts are reviewed by leading experts in the field. JMB also supports mentoring of early career researchers in peer-review (please consult our VolunPeers program).
  • Availability: contact the Editor-in-Chief or the scientific editors via the Editorial Board page for any questions you may have.
  • See the impact, speed and readership of JMB here.
  • We provide upon request free PDFs to all authors who may not have access to their articles via their institution or library.
  • Publication is free to authors (no color or page charges)
  • Supporting open access: if your funding body or institution requires your article to be open access, JMB offers that option. Please see details here.
  • Reuse figures from any JMB article via "get rights and content" hyperlink available within each article (below author names and affiliations) on ScienceDirect.

Please click here for more information on more general author services Elsevier offers.