Nature Chemical Biology

Nature Chemical Biology  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Nat. Chem. Biol.
Discipline Chemical biology
Language English
Edited by Terry L. Sheppard
Publication details
Nature Publishing Group (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1552-4450 (print)
1552-4469 (web)
LCCN 2004215507
OCLC no. 56476033

Nature Chemical Biology is a monthly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal, which is published by Nature Publishing Group. It was first published in June 2005 (volume 1, issue 1). Terry L. Sheppard is a full-time professional editor with the title, "Chief Editor", and employed by Nature Chemical Biology.[1][2][3]

Aims and scope

The publishing focus of Nature Chemical Biology is a forum for original research and commentary in Chemical-biology. Published topics encompass concepts and research methods in chemistry, biology, and related disciplines with the end result of controlling biological systems at the molecular level. Authors (contributors) are chemical biologists, also chemists involved in interdisciplinary research between chemistry and biology, along with biologists who produce research results in understanding and controlling biological processes at the molecular level.[4]

Interdisciplinary research in chemistry and biology is emphasized. The journal's main focus in this area is fundamental research which illuminates available chemical and biological tools, as well as mechanisms underpinning biological processes. Also included are studies articulating applications at the molecular level when combining these two disciplines. Emphasis is also given to innovations in methods and theory produced from cross-disciplinary studies.[4]

The readership for Nature Chemical Biology, which also functions as a forum, are researchers in the chemical and life sciences. Besides original research articles, this journal also publishes reviews, perspectives, highlights of research in this and other journals, correspondence, and commentaries.[4]

Abstracting and indexing

Nature Chemical Biology is indexed in the following databases:[5][6]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2014 impact factor of 12.996, ranking it 8th out of 289 journals in the category "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology".[7]

See also


  1. "Nature chemical biology". Bibliographic information for this journal. Library of Congress. January 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  2. "About the editors". Biographical paragraphs regarding editors. Nature Publishing Group. July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  3. "Peer-review policy". Nature Publishing Group. July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  4. 1 2 3 "Aims and scope of journal". overview. Nature Publishing Group. July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  5. "Nature Chemical Biology". Displaying Record for Publication. American Chemical Society. 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  6. "Nature Chemical Biology". Master Journal List search. Thomson Reuters. July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  7. "Journals Ranked by Impact: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Sciences ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.

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