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Impact and Information

Print ISSN: 0264-6021

Online ISSN: 1470-8728

Frequency: Bi-weekly (24 issues per year)

Impact Factor: 3.857 2020 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2021)

The Impact Factor is a measure of the average number of citations an article in the journal will receive within the first 2 years of publication. It is calculated by dividing the number of times articles were cited by the total number of articles that are citable.

5-year Impact Factor: 4.868 2020 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2021)

Calculated as the number of times articles published in the past 5 years have been cited in the stated year divided by the number of articles which are citable.

Journal Citation Indicator: 0.70 2020 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2021)

The Journal Citation Indicator is a category-normalised metric. A Journal Citation Indicator of 1.0 means that published papers, across the journal, received citations equal to the average (mean) for the category.

Journal ranking: 150/298 (Third Quartile) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Category, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2021)

Within the 297 journals in the JCR category of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Biochemical Journal is ranked 95th, within the top 25% of journals in the category.

Cited half-life: 17.1

The average age of articles cited by the Biochemical Journal, where 50% of the articles cited will have been published in the last 6 years or so.

Immediacy Index: 0.965

This is the average number of times an article is cited in the year it is published.

Article influence score: 1.322

The article influence score aims to measure the influence of a journal's articles over the first 5 years following publication. It considers where articles are cited as well as how often, with a citation in a ‘higher influence’ journal weighted more than those in ‘lower influence’ journals.

An article influence score over 1.00 indicates articles published in the journal have an above-average influence.

Median time from submission to first decision in 2020 (following full peer review): 29 days

Median time from acceptance to online Version of Record publication in 2020: 24 days

The Biochemical Journal is abstracted/indexed in:

  • CAB International
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • CNKI
  • Embase
  • Google Scholar
  • NSTL
  • ProQuest Information & Learning check
  • PubMed Central (open access content)
  • Scopus
  • Scimago
  • Web of Science core collection: Science Citation Index Expanded
    • Biological Abstracts
    • BIOSIS Previews
    • Current Contents Life Sciences
    • Essential Science Indicators

The Biochemical Journal is digitally archived in:

  • Portico


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