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Molecular Biology and Evolution

Basic Journal Info

Country: United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 15371719, 07374038
Publisher: Oxford University Press
History: 1983-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link

Impact Factor Ranking

Molecular Biology and Evolution



Molecular Biology and Evolution (MBE) publishes research at the interface between molecular and evolutionary biology. The journal publishes investigations of molecular evolutionary patterns and processes, tests of evolutionary hypotheses that use molecular data, and studies that use molecular evolutionary information to address questions about biological function at all levels of organization. Reports of work on comparative and evolutionary genomics and the evolution of molecular structure and function are particularly welcome.

Journal Impact Factor Trends

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2019 / 2020

Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2020 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.

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Impact Factor History

  • 2019 / 2020 Impact Factor 14.797
  • 2018 Impact Factor 14.679
  • 2017 Impact Factor 10.295
  • 2016 Impact Factor 6.362
  • 2015 Impact Factor 14.670
  • 2014 Impact Factor 9.837
  • 2013 Impact Factor 15.210
  • 2012 Impact Factor 10.975
  • 2011 Impact Factor 5.779
  • 2010 Impact Factor 5.673
  • 2009 Impact Factor 8.992
  • 2008 Impact Factor 6.621
  • 2007 Impact Factor 6.295
  • 2006 Impact Factor 6.491
  • 2005 Impact Factor 6.366
  • 2004 Impact Factor 6.429
  • 2003 Impact Factor 6.367
  • 2002 Impact Factor 5.638
  • 2001 Impact Factor 5.333
  • 2000 Impact Factor 5.162

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


Molecular Biology and Evolution

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.



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