Best Biology and Biochemistry Journals

The ranking of best journals for Biology and Biochemistry was published by Research.com, one of the prominent websites for computer science research providing trusted data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The position in the ranking is based on a unique bibliometric score created by Research.com which is computed using the estimated h-index and the number of leading scientists who have endorsed the journal during the last three previous years. Show more

The ranking contains Impact Score values gathered on December 6th, 2021.

The process for ranking journals involves examining more than 5,955 journals which were selected after detailed inspection and rigorous examination of over 88,819 scientific documents published during the last three years by 17,619 leading and well-respected scientists in the area of computer science.

More details on the methodology for computing the score can be found on our Methodology Page.

Rank
Journal Details
Best Scientists
Documents
Impact Score
1 Cell

Cell

0092-8674
Best Scientists 1024 900 Impact Score 50.10
2 Autophagy

Autophagy

1554-8627
Best Scientists 498 456 Impact Score 38.40
3 Cell Reports

Cell Reports

2211-1247
Best Scientists 1800 1812 Impact Score 25.90
4 Nature Biotechnology

Nature Biotechnology

1087-0156 , Monthly
Best Scientists 303 264 Impact Score 24.70
5 eLife

eLife

2050-084X
Best Scientists 1910 3449 Impact Score 23.70
6 Molecular Cell

Molecular Cell

1097-2765
Best Scientists 696 709 Impact Score 22.90
7 Cell Metabolism

Cell Metabolism

1550-4131
Best Scientists 306 300 Impact Score 22.50
8 Nature Cell Biology

Nature Cell Biology

1465-7392 , Monthly
Best Scientists 440 434 Impact Score 22.40
9 Nature Chemical Biology

Nature Chemical Biology

1552-4450
Best Scientists 482 420 Impact Score 21.30
10 Nucleic Acids Research

Nucleic Acids Research

0305-1048
Best Scientists 882 1156 Impact Score 21.20
11 Nature Methods

Nature Methods

1548-7091 , Monthly
Best Scientists 290 218 Impact Score 21.10
12 EMBO Journal

EMBO Journal

0261-4189 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 645 536 Impact Score 20.30
13 Cell Stem Cell

Cell Stem Cell

1934-5909
Best Scientists 324 330 Impact Score 19.20
14 Journal of Cell Biology

Journal of Cell Biology

0021-9525 , Monthly
Best Scientists 645 661 Impact Score 17.70
15 Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

1471-0072 , Monthly
Best Scientists 121 116 Impact Score 17.60
16 Journal of Biological Chemistry

Journal of Biological Chemistry

0021-9258
Best Scientists 2145 2640 Impact Score 17.10
17 Current Biology

Current Biology

0960-9822
Best Scientists 539 565 Impact Score 16.20
18 Nature Structural and Molecular Biology

Nature Structural and Molecular Biology

1545-9993 , Monthly
Best Scientists 299 263 Impact Score 15.90
19 International Journal of Molecular Sciences

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

1661-6596 , Monthly
Best Scientists 1724 2560 Impact Score 15.70
20 Developmental Cell

Developmental Cell

1534-5807 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 498 522 Impact Score 15.40
21 Redox Biology

Redox Biology

2213-2317
Best Scientists 322 368 Impact Score 14.20
22 Oncogene

Oncogene

0950-9232 , Monthly
Best Scientists 568 597 Impact Score 14.00
23 Science signaling

Science signaling

1945-0877
Best Scientists 398 318 Impact Score 13.80
24 Plant Cell

Plant Cell

1040-4651
Best Scientists 324 333 Impact Score 13.70
25 Nature Protocols

Nature Protocols

1754-2189
Best Scientists 233 198 Impact Score 13.60
26 Cell Death and Disease

Cell Death and Disease

2041-4889
Best Scientists 611 717 Impact Score 13.20
27 Food Chemistry

Food Chemistry

0308-8146
Best Scientists 348 942 Impact Score 13.00
28 PLoS Biology

PLoS Biology

1544-9173
Best Scientists 417 331 Impact Score 12.90
29 Cell Death and Differentiation

Cell Death and Differentiation

1350-9047
Best Scientists 342 382 Impact Score 12.80
30 Cell Systems

Cell Systems

Best Scientists 210 173 Impact Score 12.80
31 Trends in Cell Biology

Trends in Cell Biology

0962-8924
Best Scientists 162 150 Impact Score 12.80
32 Journal of Cell Science

Journal of Cell Science

0021-9533 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 610 633 Impact Score 12.70
33 PLoS Genetics

PLoS Genetics

1553-7390
Best Scientists 548 497 Impact Score 12.70
34 Nature Reviews Microbiology

Nature Reviews Microbiology

1740-1526
Best Scientists 95 68 Impact Score 12.40
35 Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Free Radical Biology and Medicine

0891-5849
Best Scientists 409 762 Impact Score 12.10
36 Development (Cambridge)

Development (Cambridge)

0950-1991
Best Scientists 442 501 Impact Score 11.70
37 Cell Research

Cell Research

1001-0602
Best Scientists 190 207 Impact Score 11.70
38 EMBO Reports

EMBO Reports

1469-221X , Monthly
Best Scientists 416 343 Impact Score 11.40
39 Cell Chemical Biology

Cell Chemical Biology

2451-9448
Best Scientists 401 377 Impact Score 11.40
40 Stem Cell Reports

Stem Cell Reports

Best Scientists 335 354 Impact Score 11.20
41 Current Opinion in Biotechnology

Current Opinion in Biotechnology

0958-1669
Best Scientists 182 208 Impact Score 11.10
42 Biotechnology for Biofuels

Biotechnology for Biofuels

Best Scientists 248 383 Impact Score 10.90
43 Molecules

Molecules

Best Scientists 591 871 Impact Score 10.80
44 Metabolic Engineering

Metabolic Engineering

1096-7176
Best Scientists 189 332 Impact Score 10.80
45 Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology

Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology

1943-0264 , Monthly
Best Scientists 143 132 Impact Score 10.80
46 Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

1040-8398
Best Scientists 114 170 Impact Score 10.60
47 Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics

1367-4803 , Semi-monthly
Best Scientists 307 395 Impact Score 10.30
48 Food Research International

Food Research International

0963-9969
Best Scientists 227 520 Impact Score 10.20
49 Trends in Food Science and Technology

Trends in Food Science and Technology

0924-2244
Best Scientists 112 201 Impact Score 10.00
50 BMC Biology

BMC Biology

1741-7007
Best Scientists 234 178 Impact Score 9.80
51 Genes and Development

Genes and Development

0890-9369
Best Scientists 216 225 Impact Score 9.50
52 Trends in Biochemical Sciences

Trends in Biochemical Sciences

0968-0004
Best Scientists 145 131 Impact Score 9.50
53 Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

1420-682X
Best Scientists 341 338 Impact Score 9.20
54 Antioxidants and Redox Signaling

Antioxidants and Redox Signaling

1523-0864 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 214 219 Impact Score 9.20
55 Bioresource Technology

Bioresource Technology

0960-8524
Best Scientists 159 457 Impact Score 9.20
56 ACS Chemical Biology

ACS Chemical Biology

1554-8929
Best Scientists 466 552 Impact Score 9.10
57 Molecular and Cellular Proteomics

Molecular and Cellular Proteomics

1535-9476 , Monthly
Best Scientists 289 297 Impact Score 9.10
58 The FEBS Journal

The FEBS Journal

1742-464X , Biweekly
Best Scientists 424 440 Impact Score 8.90
59 FASEB Journal

FASEB Journal

0892-6638
Best Scientists 1135 1431 Impact Score 8.60
60 Biotechnology Advances

Biotechnology Advances

0734-9750
Best Scientists 114 134 Impact Score 8.60
61 Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell

1059-1524 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 401 490 Impact Score 8.50
62 Molecular Systems Biology

Molecular Systems Biology

1744-4292
Best Scientists 118 111 Impact Score 8.50
63 Annual Review of Biochemistry

Annual Review of Biochemistry

0066-4154
Best Scientists 78 65 Impact Score 8.40
64 Molecular Cancer

Molecular Cancer

1476-4598
Best Scientists 68 104 Impact Score 8.30
65 Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

0099-2240 , Annual
Best Scientists 362 455 Impact Score 8.20
66 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

0021-8561
Best Scientists 337 702 Impact Score 8.20
67 Matrix Biology

Matrix Biology

0945-053X
Best Scientists 144 194 Impact Score 8.10
68 FEBS Letters

FEBS Letters

0014-5793 , Biweekly
Best Scientists 353 324 Impact Score 8.00
69 Biochemical Pharmacology

Biochemical Pharmacology

0006-2952
Best Scientists 264 352 Impact Score 8.00
70 Cells

Cells

2073-4409
Best Scientists 760 886 Impact Score 7.90
71 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

0175-7598
Best Scientists 302 449 Impact Score 7.90
72 ACS Synthetic Biology

ACS Synthetic Biology

Monthly
Best Scientists 215 324 Impact Score 7.90
73 Molecular Plant

Molecular Plant

1674-2052
Best Scientists 174 200 Impact Score 7.90
74 Current Opinion in Cell Biology

Current Opinion in Cell Biology

0955-0674
Best Scientists 145 149 Impact Score 7.70
75 Genome Medicine

Genome Medicine

1756-994X
Best Scientists 117 111 Impact Score 7.60
76 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research

0167-4889
Best Scientists 239 242 Impact Score 7.40
77 Nature Reviews Genetics

Nature Reviews Genetics

1471-0056
Best Scientists 47 44 Impact Score 7.40
78 Biochemical Journal

Biochemical Journal

0264-6021
Best Scientists 321 320 Impact Score 7.30
79 Journal of Lipid Research

Journal of Lipid Research

0022-2275
Best Scientists 193 205 Impact Score 7.30
80 Plant Biotechnology Journal

Plant Biotechnology Journal

1467-7644
Best Scientists 165 167 Impact Score 7.30
81 Aging Cell

Aging Cell

1474-9718 , Bimonthly
Best Scientists 156 153 Impact Score 7.30
82 Current Opinion in Structural Biology

Current Opinion in Structural Biology

0959-440X
Best Scientists 144 160 Impact Score 7.30
83 Journal of Proteome Research

Journal of Proteome Research

1535-3893 , Monthly
Best Scientists 342 483 Impact Score 7.20
84 Journal of Neurochemistry

Journal of Neurochemistry

0022-3042
Best Scientists 182 189 Impact Score 7.20
85 Stem cells translational medicine

Stem cells translational medicine

2157-6564
Best Scientists 131 140 Impact Score 7.20
86 Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology

Best Scientists 470 520 Impact Score 7.10
87 Glycobiology

Glycobiology

0959-6658
Best Scientists 130 149 Impact Score 7.10
88 Nature Biomedical Engineering

Nature Biomedical Engineering

Best Scientists 86 87 Impact Score 7.10
89 PLoS Computational Biology

PLoS Computational Biology

1553-734X
Best Scientists 286 307 Impact Score 7.00
90 Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology

Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology

1084-9521
Best Scientists 167 166 Impact Score 7.00
91 Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety

1541-4337
Best Scientists 80 100 Impact Score 7.00
92 Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

0006-291X
Best Scientists 666 825 Impact Score 6.90
93 Communications Biology

Communications Biology

Best Scientists 566 471 Impact Score 6.90
94 Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Biotechnology and Bioengineering

0006-3592
Best Scientists 189 292 Impact Score 6.90
95 Journal of Functional Foods

Journal of Functional Foods

1756-4646
Best Scientists 168 294 Impact Score 6.90
96 Journal of Extracellular Vesicles

Journal of Extracellular Vesicles

Annual
Best Scientists 89 100 Impact Score 6.90
97 Structure

Structure

0969-2126
Best Scientists 311 334 Impact Score 6.80
98 LWT - Food Science and Technology

LWT - Food Science and Technology

0023-6438
Best Scientists 208 479 Impact Score 6.80
99 Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

Current Opinion in Chemical Biology

1367-5931
Best Scientists 120 124 Impact Score 6.70
100 Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

1662-5099
Best Scientists 182 197 Impact Score 6.60

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