About ASBMB's Publications

ASBMB publishes three prestigious research journals and a monthly magazine covering society news, committee activities, member achievements and news of interest to our members. ASBMB's journals publish original research in the fields of microbiology, molecular genetics, RNA-related research, proteomics, genomics, transcription, peptides, cell signaling, lipidomics and systems biology. 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: The Journal of Biological Chemistry publishes papers based on original research that are judged to make a novel and important contribution to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of biological processes.

For more than 100 years, the JBC has been an essential resource for the international community of biomedical researchers. Today, the Journal continues to be a standard-bearer for excellence in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Open access to JBC papers: The ideal of open access publishing is that all papers are available free to everyone from the day they are published. The JBC has been a model of the spirit of open access publishing, while alleviating authors of the full burden of publication costs by continuing to recover a portion of the costs from subscriptions. The JBC was among the first to introduce a form of open access in 1996 when all back issues of JBC Online became free to everyone at the end of each calendar year. The JBC subsequently introduced free access to all journal content on a rolling 12-month basis. The JBC has also led in providing free access of current content to many low-income countries without subscriptions. In 2001, the JBC introduced Papers in Press, which is the practice of publishing the manuscript version of an accepted paper on the day it is accepted. Publication as a JBC Paper in Press reduces the average time from acceptance to publication from 8 weeks to one day. All manuscripts accepted by the JBC appear as Papers in Press immediately upon acceptance, and these remain freely accessible on the journal site at all times after the initial posting. JBC Reflections, Editorials, and Classics are freely available to all from the date of publication. 

All content is reviewed by top-scientists.

More about JBC:

  • Published weekly, over 31,000 annually
  • 2015 Impact Factor: 4.258
  • Content published immediately upon acceptance and accessible to all as Papers in Press
  • Redacted articles free to all one year after publication
  • No page limits
  • Free color figures for members of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Constructive, timely reviews
  • Published by the non-profit American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Papers of the Week represent the top 2 percent of JBC papers
  • The Classics and Reflections highlight seminal articles from the JBC archive and the authors behind the scientific advances they represent
  • Minireviews provide concise summaries of rapidly evolving developments in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Author profiles showcase up-and-coming Paper of the Week authors and invited minireview authors
  • To underline its commitment to the progress of science, the JBC offers teaching tools for educating young scientists

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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
  • 2015 Impact Factor: 5.912
  • 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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jbc thematics cover 2010 JBC Thematic Minireview Series
ASBMB Journals produce a number of special topic series every year, including research on Alzheimer Disease, Clinical Proteomics, Metals in Biology, Anniversary Journals Editions and many more. These collections help readers keep abreast of the advances and trends in biochemical research outside their own area of expertise.

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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