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Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Basic Journal Info


Journal ISSN: 01696149, 15730875
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
History: 1984-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
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Agricultural and Biological Sciences


The subject of the origin and early evolution of life is an inseparable part of the general discipline of Astrobiology. The journal Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres places special importance on the interconnection as well as the interdisciplinary nature of these fields, as is reflected in its subject coverage. While any scientific study which contributes to our understanding of the origins, evolution and distribution of life in the Universe is suitable for inclusion in the journal, some examples of important areas of interest are: prebiotic chemistry and the nature of Earth's early environment, self-replicating and self-organizing systems, the theory of the RNA world and of other possible precursor systems, and the problem of the origin of the genetic code. Early evolution of life - as revealed by such techniques as the elucidation of biochemical pathways, molecular phylogeny, the study of Precambrian sediments and fossils and of major innovations in microbial evolution - forms a second focus. As a larger and more general context for these areas, Astrobiology refers to the origin and evolution of life in a cosmic setting, and includes interstellar chemistry, planetary atmospheres and habitable zones, the organic chemistry of comets, meteorites, asteroids and other small bodies, biological adaptation to extreme environments, life detection and related areas. Experimental papers, theoretical articles and authorative literature reviews are all appropriate forms for submission to the journal. In the coming years, Astrobiology will play an even greater role in defining the journal's coverage and keeping Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres well-placed in this growing interdisciplinary field.

Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 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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Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

Impact Factor History
  • 2018 / 2019 Impact Factor 1.697
  • 2017 Impact Factor 1.489
  • 2016 Impact Factor 1.082
  • 2015 Impact Factor 1.301
  • 2014 Impact Factor 1.202
  • 2013 Impact Factor 1.856
  • 2012 Impact Factor 1.272
  • 2011 Impact Factor 1.214
  • 2010 Impact Factor 2.193
  • 2009 Impact Factor 1.879
  • 2008 Impact Factor 1.340
  • 2007 Impact Factor 1.363
  • 2006 Impact Factor 1.620
  • 2005 Impact Factor 2.137
  • 2004 Impact Factor 2.541
  • 2003 Impact Factor 1.852
  • 2002 Impact Factor 2.111
  • 2001 Impact Factor 1.667
  • 2000 Impact Factor 1.209
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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


Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres

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.