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Impact and Information

Print ISSN: 0264-6021

Online ISSN: 1470-8728

Frequency: Continuous article publication, bi-weekly issue publication, online only

Total article views in 2022: 1.1M

Impact Factor: 4.4 2023 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2024)

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: 3.7 2023 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2024)

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: 0.66 2023 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2024)

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: 82/313 (Second Quartile) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Category, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2024)

Cited half-life: 19.0

The average age of articles cited by the Biochemical Journal. 

Immediacy Index: 0.8

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

Article influence score: 1.267

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 2023 (following full peer review): 35 days

Median time from acceptance to online Version of Record publication in 2023: 15 days

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