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, (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,
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,
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,
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
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