|Journal||Papers||Citations||Citations per paper|
|5||Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology||613||56,838||92.72|
|6||Genes & Development||3,105||255,862||82.40|
|7||Current Opinion in Cell Biology||1,009||80,893||80.17|
|8||Nature Cell Biology||1,464||94,734||64.71|
|9||Molecular and Cellular Biology||2,632||165,074||62.72|
|10||Journal of Cell Biology||4,879||293,060||60.07|
|12||Trends in Cell Biology||868||50,606||58.30|
|13||American Journal of Human Genetics||3,048||147,829||48.50|
|16||Proceedings of the Nat Acad of the USA||5,260||203,904||38.77|
|17||Molecular and Cellular Biology||8,932||342,288||38.32|
|18||Human Molecular Genetics||3,589||129,823||36.17|
|19||Human Gene Therapy||1,903||54,307||28.54|
|20||Molecular Biology of the Cell||3,995||113,099||28.31|
The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to December 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Scientific. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Scientific’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Here our ranking of journals in molecular biology and genetics is by citations per paper, among journals that collected 50,000 or more citations, to reveal weighted impact. Essential Science Indicators lists journals ranked in the top 50 per cent for a field over a given period, based on total citations. In molecular biology and genetics, 135 journals are listed, meaning 0 journals in this field were surveyed. Thirty journals earned at least 50,000 citations.
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