This Publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry (SBIC) covers advances in the understanding of systems of metals in biology at the biochemical, molecular and cellular levels. Synthetic analogues mimicking function, structure and spectroscopy of naturally occurring biological molecules are also of interest to the journal. The journal publishes original articles, mini-reviews, reports and commentaries on debated issues.

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  • Official journal of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry since 1996.
  • JBIC seeks to promote the field of biological inorganic chemistry internationally in order to understand biological function at the atomic level.
  • JBIC ranks 8th in the category Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
  • 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.876

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Chief Editor
  • Nils Metzler-Nolte
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

3.246 (2019)
Impact factor
2.802 (2019)
Five year impact factor
178,269 (2019)
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    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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Electronic ISSN
1432-1327
Print ISSN
0949-8257
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