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Print ISSN: 0144-8463

Online ISSN: 1573-4935
 


Frequency: Continuous publication

Bioscience Reports is a fully open access journal, and every article carries a Gold open access article publishing charge (APC). All articles are published under a Creative Commons CC BY licence.

Bioscience Reports adheres to the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access: that users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of open access articles published in the Journal. 

Authors will retain copyright and assign Portland Press an exclusive Licence to Publish. For open access articles published in Bioscience Reports, the Licence to Publish assigned to the publisher by authors will reference the Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licence, to guide use and re-use terms for authors and readers.


Article publishing charges:

  • £1210 (£970 discounted rate for Biochemical Society members)
  • $1705 ($1365 discounted rate for Biochemical Society members)

Waivers for article publishing charges are available for authors based at an institution from HINARI A countries; discounts are available for authors based at an institution from HINARI B countries.

Bioscience Reports does not charge submission or page charges.


Impact Factor: 3.84 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: 4.059 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: 0.54 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:

153/298 2020 (Third Quartile) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Category, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2021)

126/195 2020 (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, Bioscience Reports is ranked 164th, within the top 75% of journals in the category.


Cited half-life: 2.7

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


Immediacy Index: 0.792

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


Article influence score: 0.759

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): 86 days

Median time from acceptance to online Version of Record publication in 2020: 15 days

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