JBC Impact Factor

Here in this post, apart from JBC Impact Factor, I have tried to compile all the necessary information a research scholar would seek before publishing an article in the journal.

About JBC Journal

The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal that was established in 1905.

Since 1925, it is published by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. It covers research in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology. 

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JBC Impact Factor

Impact Factor (IF) or often called journal impact factor (JIF) is an index provided by an analytics company named Clarivate. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of times the articles are cited in the last two years by the total number of publications in those two years.

  • Total Citations in 2020 and 2021 = 500
  • Total Number of Publications in 2020 and 2021 = 100
  • Impact Factor of the Journal in 2022 = 500/100 = 5

JBC Nature Impact Factor (2017-2022)

  • JBC Impact Factor 2017 – 5.157
  • JBC Impact Factor 2018 – 4.238
  • JBC Impact Factor 2019 – 4.106
  • JBC Impact Factor 2020 – 4.010
  • JBC Impact Factor 2021 – 5.486 (updated 29 June 2022)

JBC Impact Factor 2022

JBC H-index

The h index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations.

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The h index of JBC Journal is 528, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 528 of these publications have received at least 528 citations each.

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JBC CiteScore

CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

JBC SCImago Rank

The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where the citations come from.

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JBC Editorial Board Members

Below are the latest editorial board members of JBC

Toker, AlexBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterEditor-in-Chief
Dohlman, HenrikUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of MedicineDeputy Editor
Banerjee, RumaUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAssociate Editor
Brady, DonitaAssociate EditorUniversity of PennsylvaniaAssociate Editor
Cameron, CraigUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public HealthAssociate Editor
Colbran, RogerVanderbilt UniversityAssociate Editor
Coulson, ElizabethThe University of QueenslandAssociate Editor
Cresswell, PeterYale UniversityAssociate Editor
De La Cruz, EnriqueYale UniversityAssociate Editor
DeMartino, GeorgeSouthwestern Medical CenterAssociate Editor
Fearon, EricUniversity of MichiganAssociate Editor
Fleming, KarenJohns Hopkins University – Homewood Campus: Johns Hopkins UniversityAssociate Editor
Guengerich, F.Vanderbilt University School of MedicineAssociate Editor
Haltiwanger, RobertUniversity of GeorgiaAssociate Editor
Hanson, PhyllisUniversity of Michigan School of MedicineAssociate Editor
Jakob, UrsulaUniversity of MichiganAssociate Editor
Jez, JosephWashington University in St. LouisAssociate Editor
Martemyanov, KirillScripps FloridaAssociate Editor
Musier-Forsyth, KarinThe Ohio State UniversityAssociate Editor
Peti, WolfgangUniversity of Connecticut Health Center: UConn HealthAssociate Editor
Shipston, MichaelThe University of EdinburghAssociate Editor
Strahl, BrianUNC-Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAssociate Editor
Sung, PatrickUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioAssociate Editor
Tang, Qi-QunFudan UniversityAssociate Editor
Voelker, DennisNational Jewish HealthAssociate Editor
Wek, RonaldIndiana University School of MedicineAssociate Editor
Whitfield, ChrisUniversity of GuelphAssociate Editor

JBC Publication Fee

JBC is an open-access journal. The APC charge for JBC is USD 2000, for Society members and USD 2500 for non-members, excluding taxes.

JBC Review Time

JBC prioritizes rapid publication

Initial decision to review – Accelerated article12 days after submission
Initial decision to review – Regular article21 days

JBC Reference Style

JBC, uses a complete citation format that includes all authors, full titles of journal articles, the journal abbreviation, the volume, the first and last page, and the year of publication. 

  1. Mukherjee, A. K., Sharma, S., Bagri, S., Kutum, R., Kumar, P., Hussain, A., et al. (2019) Telomere repeat-binding factor 2 binds extensively to extra-telomeric G-quadruplexes and regulates the epigenetic status of several gene promoters. J Biol Chem294, 17709-17722
  2. Sambrook, J., Fritsch, E. F., and Maniatis, T. (1989) Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, 2nd Ed., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
  3. Ramachandran, A., Summerville, L., Learn, B. A., DeBell, L., and Bailey, S. (December 30, 2019) Processing and integration of functionally oriented prespacers in the E. coli CRISPR system depends on bacterial host exonucleases. J Biol Chem. 10.1074/jbc.RA119.012196
  4. Farrell, C. (1992) The Role of SecB During Protein Export in Escherichia coli. Ph.D. thesis, The Johns Hopkins University
  5. [dataset] Archer, C. R., Enslow, B. T., Taylor, A. B., De la Rosa, V., Bhattacharya, A., Shapiro, M. S. (2019) Crystal structure of the Ca2+/CaM complex with independent peptides of Kv7.4 (KCNQ4) A & B domains. Protein Data Bank. 6N5W.
  6. [preprint] Chen, J. J., Nathaniel, D. L., Raghavan, P., Nelson, M., Tian, R., Tse, E., et al. (2019) Compromised function of an ESCRT complex promotes endolysosomal escape of tau seeds and propagation of tau aggregation. bioRxiv. 10.1101/637785

JBC Endnote Style

You can download the JBC Endnote Style and JBC Zotero Style

JBC Abbreviation

The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes of JBC is “J BIOL CHEM

JBC Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate of a journal is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published.

The average acceptance rate of JBC is not known.

However, in one of the articles published in JBC, the editor quote that “At JBC, only a small fraction of submitted papers (less than 10%) are not recommended for review

JBC Indexed in

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