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About the Journal
Name of Journal World Journal of Biological Chemistry
Title Abbreviation World J Biol Chem
ISSN 1949-8454 (online)
DOI 10.4331
Background World Journal of Biological Chemistry (WJBC, World J Biol Chem) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Baishideng Publishing Group (BPG). WJBC accepts both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts. Articles published in WJBC are high-quality, basic and clinical, influential research articles by established academic authors as well as new researchers. The paramount objective of WJBC is to showcase and promote distinguished research in the field of biological chemistry, to help advance development of this field. The types of articles published in WJBC include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Basic Study, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report.
Aim The primary aim of WJBC is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of biological chemistry with a platform to publish high-quality basic and clinical research articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of publication, WJBC has implemented a variety of measures as follows:
First, authors must prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report.
Second, articles published in WJBC must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review. WJBC peer reviewers come from different countries, chosen independently by artificial intelligence technique or our editorial office, and not by the authors, to ensure fairness and integrity of the peer review.
Third, designation of co-first authors and/or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.
Fourth, WJBC accepts a manuscript for publication based on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, image reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements.
Of note, peer reviewers are advised to complete their peer review within 7 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.
Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production, and release, must be completed within 7 days.
Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent document(s), conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to allow for an open and transparent publishing process.
Scope WJBC mainly publishes articles reporting research results obtained in the field of biological chemistry and covering a wide range of topics including bioenergetics, cell biology, chromosomes, developmental biology, DNA, enzymology, extracellular matrices, gene regulation, genomics, glycobiology, immunology, lipids, membrane biology, metabolism, molecular basis of disease, molecular biophysics, neurobiology, plant biology, protein structure and folding, protein synthesis and degradation, proteomics, and signal transduction. Reviews of all types are expected to provide in-depth conceptualization, rather than a “laundry list” of previous findings.
Open Access Open access
Indexing/Abstracting The WJBC is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics There is currently no impact factor.


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Editors-in-Chief Vsevolod V Gurevich, Chun-Peng Wan
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