Amino Acids publishes contributions from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation (proteomics), synthesis, biosynthesis, evolution, folding, structure, stability, dynamics, medicinal chemistry, catabolism, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids such as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation, hydroxylation and glycosylation. The journal also welcomes papers on new roles for amino acids and proteins in physiology and pathophysiology, biology, amino acid analogues, polyamines, labeled amino acids, peptides, stable and radioactive isotopes of amino acids, excitatory amino acids, unusual amino acids, and peptides. Applications include medicine (gastroenterology, nephrology, psychiatry, neurology, oncology), biochemistry, structural biology, agriculture and plants, food chemistry, nutrition, microbiology, neurochemistry, pharmacology, and sports. We also encourage the submissions of computational papers and interdisciplinary research such as economic, social sciences and humanities.

  • Covers all aspects of amino acid and protein research
  • Explores analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids such as phosphorylation
  • Includes biochemistry, food chemistry, nutrition, neurology, psychiatry, pharmacology, nephrology, gastroenterology, microbiology
  • 91% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Ellen I. Closs
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Journal metrics

3.520 (2020)
Impact factor
3.600 (2020)
Five year impact factor
54 days
Submission to first decision
143 days
Submission to acceptance
416,248 (2020)
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  • Call for Papers

    Amino Acids is inviting submissions to the following special thematic issues:


    Dietary Amino Acids and Intestinal Microbiota


    Post-translational modifications (PTM)


    The important role of proline metabolism in cancer: mechanisms and targets


    Impact of amino acids on micro-organisms and microbial communities


    Software tools and databases for protein science

  • Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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1438-2199
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