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Journal of Molecular Biology


Journal of Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biology  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Mol. Biol.
Discipline Molecular biology
Language English
Edited by Peter Wright
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 50/year
Impact factor
ISSN 0022-2836 (print)
1089-8638 (web)
LCCN 61019997
OCLC no. 1782923
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The Journal of Molecular Biology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published weekly by Elsevier. It covers original scientific research concerning studies of organisms or their components at the molecular level.


Notable articles

Some of the most highly cited articles that have appeared in the Journal of Molecular Biology since its inception in April 1959 include:

  • "On the nature of allosteric transitions: a plausible model," [1]in 1965, in which Jacques Monod, Jeffries Wyman, and Jean-Pierre Changeux presented the MWC model, that explained the cooperativity exhibited by allosteric proteins, such as hemoglobin.
  • "Detection of Specific Sequences Among DNA Fragments Separated by Gel-Electrophoresis,"[2] in 1975, in which Edwin Southern presented the first description of nucleic acid blotting, a technique that revolutionized the field of molecular biology.
  • "Identification of Common Molecular Subsequences,"[3] in 1981, in which the Smith–Waterman algorithm for determining the degree of homology of DNA, RNA, or protein sequences was first described.
  • "Basic Local Alignment Search Tool,"[4] in 1990, in which the nucleic acid and protein homology search algorithm known as BLAST was originally described.

Ranking and impact factor

Indexed by ISI J. Mol. Biol. received an impact factor of 3.959 as reported in the 2013 Journal Citation Reports by Thomson Reuters, ranking it 88th out of 291 journals in the category “Biochemistry & Molecular Biology”.[5]

External links

  • Official website


  1. ^ Monod, J.; Wyman, J.; Changeux, J. P. (1965). "On the Nature of Allosteric Transitions: A Plausible Model". Journal of Molecular Biology 12: 88–118.  
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  3. ^ Smith, T.;  
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  5. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology". 2013  
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