SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
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.
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.
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To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2014 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
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The Journal of Molecular Biology 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
- Membrane processes, cell surface proteins and cell-cell interactions
- 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