Journal of Biological Chemistry

Mission Statement: The Journal of Biological Chemistry publishes papers based on original research that are judged to make a novel and important contribution to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of biological processes.

For more than 100 years, the JBC has been an essential resource for the international community of biomedical researchers. Today, the Journal continues to be a standard-bearer for excellence in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Open access to JBC papers: All accepted manuscripts - research papers, minireviews, Reflections and Classics, eLetters and editorials - are available to the public for free on the day of acceptance. Visit the JBC Papers in Press page to see newly accepted manuscripts.

All research papers and reviews are reviewed by leaders in the field.

More about JBC:

  • Published weekly, over 31,000 pages annually
  • 2014 Impact Factor: 4.573
  • Published by the non-profit American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Constructive, timely reviews
  • No page limits
  • Free color figures for members of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Author profiles showcase up-and-coming Paper of the Week authors and invited minireview authors

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Papers of the Week
Selected by JBC associate editors and editorial board members, the Papers of the Week represent the top 2 percent of papers reviewed in terms of significance and overall importance. The papers are accompanied by brief summaries that explain the findings and first-author profiles.

Minireviews are concise, invited status reports about particular fields and are written in such a way that they are understandable to researchers who may be specialists in other fields.

The JBC has published many seminal articles since the journal's founding in 1905. The Classics series highlights these breakthrough papers and proves background information about the field and authors.

The Reflections collection includes scientific memoirs by trailblazers in the field of biological Chemistry.