The Protein Journal (formerly the Journal of Protein Chemistry) publishes original research work on all aspects of proteins and peptides. These include studies concerned with covalent or three-dimensional structure determination (X-ray, NMR, cryoEM, EPR/ESR, optical methods, etc.), computational aspects of protein structure and function, protein folding and misfolding, assembly, genetics, evolution, proteomics, molecular biology, protein engineering, protein nanotechnology, protein purification and analysis and peptide synthesis, as well as the elucidation and interpretation of the molecular bases of biological activities of proteins and peptides. We accept original research papers, reviews, mini-reviews, hypotheses, opinion papers, and letters to the editor.

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  • Covers all facets of protein biological functions and interactions
  • Topics include studies of covalent or three-dimensional structure, assembly, genetics, evolution, proteomics, molecular biology, engineering, and peptide synthesis
  • Covers the application of research to the molecular bases of the biological activity of proteins
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Lawrence J. Berliner
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Journal metrics

1.317 (2019)
Impact factor
1.145 (2019)
Five year impact factor
56 days
Submission to first decision
165 days
Submission to acceptance
67,303 (2019)
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Volume 39

Issue 5, October 2020

Special Issue: Harold Scheraga: The Pundit of Protein Folding

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