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BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY RESEARCH GUIDE: Journals

Biochemistry & molecular biology journals available at UR

Links to selected journal titles available through Boatwright Library in biochemistry & molecular biology (use Journal Locator for an expanded list of biology or chemistry titles):

Top 25 journals in biochemistry & molecular biology available at UR (listed by impact factor*)

   Physiological reviews
   Cell
   Nature genetics
   Nature medicine
   Nature reviews.  Genetics
   Nature cell biology
   Cell stem cell
   Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History
   Cell metabolism
   Nature chemical biology
   Nature reviews.  Microbiology
   Trends in biochemical sciences
   Genes and development
   Trends in cell biology
   Molecular cell
   Developmental cell
   PLoS biology
   Current opinion in cell biology
   Molecular psychiatry
   Molecular systems biology
   Trends in ecology and evolution
   Nature structural and molecular biology
   Current biology
   Genome research
   American journal of human genetics

* Use the Web of Science's Journal Citation Reports to evaluate a journal's research importance by its citation impact factor.

Finding journals & journal articles in biochemistry & molecular biology

The library's Journal Locator (also found on the Journal Titles tab on the library homepage) helps you to:

  • identify which journal titles are available at UR
  • identify which of those titles are in print or can be accessed as e-journals
  • access the e-journals through UR subscription links *
  • connect to the catalog to find "holdings" information for print titles (which volumes/years that UR owns)
  • find UR journals by subject

               * Most UR subscriptions must be accessed through the Journal Locator links and not by going directly to the journal's website.  If you are accessing an e-journal from off-campus, you will be asked for your UR netid and password.

Some publishers "embargo" their most recent issues so that you may only be able to electronically access articles published 1-2 years earlier.

If you are searching for journal articles but do not have any specific citations, you should use a database or search engine to identify the articles.

Top 10 review journals in biochemistry & molecular biology available at UR (listed by impact factor)

Nature reviews.  Microbiology
Annual review of biochemistry *
Annual review of cell and developmental biology *
Annual review of plant biology *
Annual review of physiology *
Annual review of biophysics and biomolecular structure *
Microbiology and molecular biology reviews
Clinical microbiology reviews
Nature reviews microbiology
Annual review of genetics *

* These review journals are available online through Journal Locator.

Open access journals

Open access literature is defined as "digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions."  Advocates of open access believe that the results of research - especially funded by taxpayers - should be made freely available to the public.  Open access journals are predominantly scholarly journals (the research has gone through the peer-review process).

Open access journals in biology may be found through:

  • The Public Library of Science
  • BioMed Central
  • PubMed Central
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Open J-Gate