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Impact Factor Database

Cell Chemical Biology

Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 24519448, 24519456
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
History: 2016-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Cell Chemical Biology

Impact Factor


Impact Factor


Impact Factor



Cell Chemical Biology is a Cell Press journal publishing research and review content of exceptional interest for the chemical biology community. Launched in 1994 under the title Chemistry & Biology, the journal was the first to recognize the growing importance of investigations done at the interface of chemistry and biology, and its mission has always been to support and promote chemical biology and conversation and collaboration between chemical and life sciences. Cell Chemical Biology strongly encourages submission of articles that provide significant conceptual advancement of broad general interest to both chemists and biologists. We are especially interested in papers that combine the use of chemical tools to perturb, visualize, and measure biological systems and properties and offer unique insights into molecular mechanism or physiology. We also encourage submissions that are focused on method development for basic life sciences or that have practical impact of either clinical or biotechnological nature. Some additional types of research that we consider within our scope are studies of metabolism and physiology; enzyme mechanism and natural product biosynthesis; generation, distribution, and function of small molecule-protein conjugates such as post-translational modifications; mechanism of resistance to small molecules by viruses/bacteria/cancer cells/organisms; intra- and intercellular and intra- and interspecies communication mediated by small molecules; and chemical biology of lipids, sugars, and nucleic acids. Finally, large-scale studies enabled by the use of chemistry-based technology, such as proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, and glycomics, are also within our scope, as well as synthetic and systems biology work when inspired and supported by chemical tools or aimed at engineering biological systems to perform a new type of chemical transformation.

Cell Chemical Biology

2-year Impact Factor Trend
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3-year Impact Factor Trend
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4-year Impact Factor Trend
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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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Cell Chemical Biology

Impact Factor History
  • 2019 Impact Factor 6.293
  • 2018 Impact Factor 5.224
  • 2017 Impact Factor 4.891
  • 2016 Impact Factor 6.111
  • 2015 Impact Factor 5.429
  • 2014 Impact Factor 5.934
  • 2013 Impact Factor 5.660
  • 2012 Impact Factor 5.317
  • 2011 Impact Factor 5.071
  • 2010 Impact Factor 5.421
  • 2009 Impact Factor 5.626
  • 2008 Impact Factor 4.574
  • 2007 Impact Factor 4.930
  • 2006 Impact Factor 5.573
  • 2005 Impact Factor 5.109
  • 2004 Impact Factor 4.897
  • 2003 Impact Factor 5.700
  • 2002 Impact Factor 6.088
  • 2001 Impact Factor 6.362
  • 2000 Impact Factor 5.955
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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


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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.