JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

Journal Title
JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY

J BIOL CHEM

ISSN / eISSN
0021-9258 / 1083-351X
Aims and Scope
The Journal of Biological Chemistry welcomes high-quality science that seeks to elucidate the molecular and cellular basis of biological processes. Papers published in JBC can therefore fall under the umbrellas of not only biological chemistry, chemical biology, or biochemistry, but also allied disciplines such as biophysics, systems biology, RNA biology, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, epigenetics, computational biology, ’omics, and many more. The outcome of our focus on papers that contribute novel and important mechanistic insights, rather than on a particular topic area, is that JBC is truly a melting pot for scientists across disciplines. In addition, JBC welcomes papers that describe methods that will help scientists push their biochemical inquiries forward and resources that will be of use to the research community.
Subject Area

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

CiteScore
9.20 View Trend
CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology - Biochemistry Q1 #75/428
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology - Molecular Biology Q1 #91/380
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology - Cell Biology Q2 #72/274
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
Indexed -
Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY - SCIE Q2
H-index
477
Country/Area of Publication
UNITED STATES
Publisher
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.
Publication Frequency
Weekly
Annual Article Volume
1134
Open Access
NO
Contact
AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC, 9650 ROCKVILLE PIKE, BETHESDA, USA, MD, 20814-3996
Verified Reviews
Note: Verified reviews are sourced from across review platforms and social media globally.
During my PhD studies, I published an article which took three weeks from submission to receiving the reviewer's comments. There was only one reviewer, and it took a week to receive their feedback after revision and resubmission, which was done online. Now, I am fortunate enough to become a reviewer for the same journal and have gained a better understanding of the process. Typically, reviewers are asked to complete their evaluations within two weeks, and the editor will spend up to one week considering the opinions of multiple experts before making a decision. Editors usually seek at least two reviewers, and for articles related to fields such as proteomics, they may also consult the journal's own technical experts. The editor manages the review timeline well, and if the reviewer's comments are not returned on time, the editor will disregard them. The number of opinions considered depends on how many experts return their comments on time, so sometimes there may only be one reviewer's opinion. This journal is highly recognized in North America and Europe, being an esteemed publication in the field with significant impact. While its impact factor has been declining in recent years, I personally enjoy this journal due to its high efficiency, expert opinions, and industry-wide recognition.
2021-07-20
After submission, the manuscript was sent for external review within 7 days. After 1 month, the reviewers' comments were received. There were a total of 3 reviewers, one of whom specialized in reviewing mass spectrometry data within the journal. The other two reviewers provided a high-quality evaluation. After supplementing 4 months of data and making revisions, one of the reviewers was very persistent about minor details, but eventually accepted our viewpoint. This journal requires the original Western blot (WB) data to be uploaded upon acceptance.

Overall evaluation: The journal is highly efficient, with rigorous and meticulous reviewers. It has a high international impact (as it belongs to the Nature Index journals) and a good reputation, but the impact factor is not high, being in the Q2 category. If not particularly focused on the impact factor, it is recommended to consider submitting to the JBC journal. Personally, I believe JBC is the most cost-effective journal with a score below 7.
2022-08-23

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