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International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 14220067
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
History: 2000-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


The International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067; CODEN: IJMCFK; ISSN 1661-6596 for printed edition) provides an advanced forum for molecular studies in biology and chemistry, with a strong emphasis on molecular biology and molecular medicine. Our aim is to provide rigorous peer review and enable rapid publication of cutting-edge research to educate and inspire the scientific community worldwide. We encourage scientists to publish their experimental, theoretical, and computational results in as much detail as possible, in a regular section ( or in a Special Issue ( Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers or the number of electronic multimedia and supplementary files. For all articles, the full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material (including animated pictures, videos, interactive Excel sheets, software executables and others). Manuscript categories: original scientific research articles, comprehensive reviews, communications, case reports, letters, commentaries, editorials, etc. In the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, molecules are the object of study; among those studies, we find: fundamental theoretical problems of broad interest in biology, chemistry and medicine; breakthrough experimental technical progress of broad interest in biology, chemistry and medicine; and application of the theories and novel technologies to specific experimental studies and calculations.

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Impact Factor Trend 2001 - 2018 / 2019
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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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International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 4.207
  • 2017 Impact Factor 3.925
  • 2016 Impact Factor 3.575
  • 2015 Impact Factor 3.767
  • 2014 Impact Factor 3.391
  • 2013 Impact Factor 2.766
  • 2012 Impact Factor 2.919
  • 2011 Impact Factor 2.972
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.674
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.331
  • 2008 Impact Factor 0.727
  • 2007 Impact Factor 0.554
  • 2006 Impact Factor 0.679
  • 2005 Impact Factor 1.527
  • 2004 Impact Factor 1.568
  • 2003 Impact Factor 0.980
  • 2002 Impact Factor 0.735
  • 2001 Impact Factor 0.333
  • 2000 Impact Factor NA
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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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International Journal of Molecular Sciences


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


International Journal of Molecular Sciences

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.