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Impact and Information

Print ISSN: 0071-1365

Online ISSN: 1744-1358

Frequency: 5 issues per year (one special Understanding Biochemistry issue published in October each year)

Impact Factor: 4.845 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)


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: 4.871 Journal Impact Factor, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

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 ranking: 50/298 (top quartile) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Category, Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)

Within the 298 journals in the JCR category of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Essays in Biochemistry is ranked 50th, within the top 25% of journals in the category.

Cited half-life: 5.9

The average age of articles cited by Essays in Biochemistry, where 50% of the articles cited will have been published in the last 6 years or so. This is due to the topics covered in the journal, which are recently established fields not yet covered by principle textbooks.

Immediacy Index: 1.404

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

Article influence score: 1.401

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 2018 (following full peer review): 39 days

Median time from acceptance to online Version of Record publication in 2018: 37 days

Essays in Biochemistry is abstracted/indexed in:

  • BIOBASE
  • BIOSIS
  • CAB International
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Current Contents
  • Embase
  • MEDLINE
  • PubMed
  • Science Citation Index

Essays in Biochemistry is digitally archived in:

  • CLOCKSS
  • Portico

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