About ASBMB's Publications

ASBMB publishes three prestigious research journals and a monthly magazine covering society news, committee activities, member achievements and news of interest to our members.  ASBMB's journals publish original research in the fields of microbiology, molecular genetics, RNA-related research, proteomics, genomics, transcription, peptides, cell signaling, lipidomics and systems biology.  All articles undergo an extensive peer-review process and are published online as Papers in Press upon acceptance.

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jbc cover 08 2010 The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC)  
Mission Statement: The Journal of Biological Chemistry publishes papers based on original research that are judged to make a novel and important contribution to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of biological processes.

For more than 100 years, the JBC has been an essential resource for the international community of biomedical researchers. Today, the Journal continues to be a standard-bearer for excellence in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology.

JBC Affinity Sites

In November 2012, the journal launched the Affinity Sites, which are websites organized by biomedical research subspecialties ranging from cell biology to signal transduction. Each site carries content specific to that subspecialty but also highlights connections to other research areas, a critical feature in this era of interdisciplinary research. JBC Editor-in-Chief Martha J. Fedor at The Scripps Research Institute says affinity groups make browsing the Journal’s extensive collections of research articles, minireviews and personal accounts of scientific advances known as Reflections more efficient, possibly fostering collaboration among the Journal’s contributors.

All content is reviewed by top-scientists.

More about JBC:

  • Published weekly, over 38,000 pages annually
  • Content published immediately upon acceptance and accessible to all as Papers in Press
  • Redacted articles free to all one year after publication
  • No page limits
  • Free color figures for members of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Constructive, timely reviews
  • Published by the non-profit American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Papers of the Week represent the top 2 percent of JBC papers
  • The Classics and Reflections highlight seminal articles from the JBC archive and the authors behind the scientific advances they represent
  • Minireviews provide concise summaries of rapidly evolving developments in biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Author profiles showcase up-and-coming Paper of the Week authors and invited minireview authors
  • To underline its commitment to the progress of science, the JBC offers teaching tools for educating young scientists

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mcp cover Molecular & Cellular Proteomics (MCP)  showcases contributions that describe the structural and functional properties of proteins and their expression, particularly with respect to developmental time courses. Emphasis is placed on determining how the presence or absence of proteins affect biological responses, and how the interaction of proteins with their cellular partners influences their functions. Mission statement.

More about MCP:

  • Published online only on a monthly basis, over 2,400 pages a year
  • The journal publishes several theme issues every year, such as Clinical Proteomics and Biomarker Discovery and articles from the International Symposium on Mass Spectrometry in Health and Life Sciences

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jlr cover 2010 The Journal of Lipid Research (JLR) is the most-cited journal devoted to lipids in the world. For over 50 years, it has focused on the science of lipids in health and disease. The JLR aims to be on the forefront of the emerging areas of genomics, proteomics, and lipidomics as they relate to lipid metabolism and function.

Aim and scope.

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jbc thematics cover 2010 JBC Thematic Minireview Series
ASBMB Journals produce a number of special topic series every year, including research on Alzheimer Disease, Clinical Proteomics, Metals in Biology, Anniversary Journals Editions and many more. These collections help readers keep abreast of the advances and trends in biochemical research outside their own area of expertise.

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Society Magazine

atoday cover 2010 ASBMB Today, the Society's monthly news magazine, contains extensive coverage of awards, meetings, research highlights, job placement advertising and human interest articles. The editor welcomes letters and articles suitable for publication from Society members regarding public or scientific issues, as well as reader comments. All ASBMB members receive a complimentary subscription to ASBMB Today.

history book cover 100 Years of the Chemistry of Life
This ASBMB publication chronicles the last century of advances in the studies of biochemistry and molecular biology as well as the history of the society including biographies of all past presidents and Nobel prize winners.


Other Publications

ASBMB members receive free access to all ASBMB journals online as well as discounted subscription rates for print copies. ASBMB members are also eligible for discounted rates on these publications:

Trends in Biochemical Sciences
Annual Review of Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education