Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology

Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology - ISSN 0166-6851
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.643 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): 1.109 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: 1.744 (2017) 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: 2.08 (2017) 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: Volumes 227-234
Issues: 8 issues
ISSN: 01666851

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The journal provides a medium for rapid publication of investigations of the molecular biology and biochemistry of parasitic protozoa and helminths and their interactions with both the definitive and intermediate host. The main subject areas covered are:

• the structure, biosynthesis, degradation, properties and function of DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and small molecular-weight substances
• intermediary metabolism and bioenergetics
• drug target characterization and the mode of action of antiparasitic drugs
• molecular and biochemical aspects of membrane structure and function
• host-parasite relationships that focus on the parasite, particularly as related to specific parasite molecules.
• analysis of genes and genome structure, function and expression
• analysis of variation in parasite populations relevant to genetic exchange, pathogenesis, drug and vaccine target characterization, and drug resistance.
• parasite protein trafficking, organelle biogenesis, and cellular structure especially with reference to the roles of specific molecules
• parasite programmed cell death, development, and cell division at the molecular level

Papers will only be accepted for publication if they fall within these areas, if they contain original and complete work of high scientific quality, and if they are well presented. Papers solely confirming the conserved functions of genes previously studied in other organisms will not be considered.
Additionally the following areas of work are better suited to other journals:
• studies predominantly focused on the host response (e.g. immunology)
• surveys reporting allele or strain frequencies in various regions
• in silico modeling or computational work without biological experiments
• surveys reporting allele or strain frequencies not linked to biological relevance (e.g., drug resistance, or pathogenesis)

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