About ASBMB's Publications

The ASBMB publishes three prestigious research journals and a monthly news magazine. ASBMB's journals publish original research in all fields of biological chemistry, lipids and -omics, including enzymology, molecular biology, computational biology, microbiology, plant biology, metabolomics, proteomics, genomics, peptides, protein folding, cell signaling, lipidomics, membrane biology, systems biology and many other areas. All articles undergo an extensive peer-review process and are published online as Papers in Press upon acceptance.

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jbc cover 08 2010 The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC)
Mission Statement: We’re bringing significant, enduring research to the scientific community. We believe it is our responsibility to safeguard the research we publish by providing high-quality review and maintaining strict standards on data presentation and deposition. It is our goal to help scientists disclose their findings in the most efficient and effective way possible by keeping review times short, providing editorial feedback on manuscript text and promoting papers after publication. It is our aspiration to facilitate scientific discovery in new ways by exploring new technologies and forging new partnerships. Please read more at

Open access: JBC uses two open-access models – green and gold. JBC’s Papers in Press, introduced in 2001, provide green open access: These are the author versions of accepted manuscripts, and are published and freely available immediately upon acceptance. Authors also may opt in to our gold open-access model, called Author’s Choice, in which the finalized manuscripts are made freely available once the paper appears in an issue. All redacted articles are freely available to the public one year after publication. Editorials, Editors’ Picks, Editors’ Picks Highlights, Reflections and Classics are always free.

More about JBC:

  • Timely decisions: The average time from submission to first decision is 21 days for regular articles and shorter for Accelerated Communications.
  • Constructive reviews from research-active scientists at all editorial levels.
  • No page limits
  • Color figures are free for all manuscripts initially submitted on or after January 1, 2018
  • Author profiles showcase the scientists behind Editors’ Picks papers and Minireviews.


  • 2016 Impact Factor: 4.125
  • Eigenfactor score: 0.39353 (2nd of 286 journals in its discipline)
  • Cited half-life: >10.0 (Highest possible rating)


Special content:

  • Editors’ Picks represent the top-rated papers across the breadth of biological chemistry; some of these articles also are featured in Editors’ Picks Highlights, which provide analysis and commentary by scientists in the field.
  • Minireviews provide concise summaries of rapidly evolving developments in biochemistry and molecular biology.
  • Thematic series and virtual issues provide deep dives into topics relevant to the biological chemistry community: Thematic series consist of newly published minireviews specially commissioned for the series, while virtual issues are curated collections of previously published content.
  • The Classics and Reflections highlight seminal articles from the JBC archive and the authors behind the scientific advances.

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mcp cover Molecular & Cellular Proteomics (MCP) showcases contributions that describe the structural and functional properties of proteins and their expression, particularly with respect to developmental time courses. Emphasis is placed on determining how the presence or absence of proteins affect biological responses, and how the interaction of proteins with their cellular partners influences their functions. Mission statement.

More about MCP:

  • Published online only on a monthly basis, over 3,300 pages a year
  • 2016 Impact Factor: 6.540
  • The journal publishes several theme issues every year, such as Clinical Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery and articles from the International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry in Health and Life Sciences

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jlr cover 2010 The Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) is the most-cited journal devoted to lipids in the world. For over 50 years, it has focused on the science of lipids in health and disease. The JLR aims to be on the forefront of the emerging areas of genomics, proteomics, and lipidomics as they relate to lipid metabolism and function.

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Society Magazine

ASBMB Today, the Society's monthly news magazine, contains extensive coverage of awards, meetings, research highlights, job placement advertising and human interest articles. The editor welcomes letters and articles suitable for publication from Society members regarding public or scientific issues, as well as reader comments. All ASBMB members receive a complimentary subscription to ASBMB Today.

history book cover 100 Years of the Chemistry of Life
This ASBMB publication chronicles the last century of advances in the studies of biochemistry and molecular biology as well as the history of the society including biographies of all past presidents and Nobel prize winners.


Other Publications

ASBMB members receive free access to all ASBMB journals online as well as discounted subscription rates for print copies. ASBMB members are also eligible for discounted rates on these publications:

Trends in Biochemical Sciences
Annual Review of Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education