Nature Structural & Molecular Biology

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Nature Structural & Molecular Biology  
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Former name(s) Nature Structural Biology
Abbreviated title (ISO 4) Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol.
Discipline Structural biology, molecular biology
Language English
Edited by Inês Chen
Publication details
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Publication history Nature Structural Biology (1994–2003); Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (2004–present)
Frequency Monthly
Impact factor
ISSN 1545-9993 (print)
1545-9985 (web)
LCCN 2003215440
OCLC number 52847740

Nature Structural & Molecular Biology is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research articles, reviews, news, and commentaries in structural and molecular biology, with an emphasis on papers that further a "functional and mechanistic understanding of how molecular components in a biological process work together".[1]

It is published by the Nature Publishing Group and was established in 1994 under the title Nature Structural Biology, obtaining its current title in January 2004. Like other Nature journals, there is no external editorial board, with editorial decisions being made by an in-house team, although peer review by external expert referees forms a part of the review process.

Articles are archived online in text and PDF formats; access is by subscription only.[2]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 11.902, ranking it 11th out of 290 journals in the category "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology",[3] 3rd out of 72 journals in the category "Biophysics",[4] and 13th out of 184 journals in the category "Cell Biology".[4]


  1. ^ Nature Structural & Molecular Biology: About the Journal (accessed 5 January 2011)
  2. ^ Nature Structural & Molecular Biology: Guide to Authors (accessed 5 January 2011)
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Journals Ranked by Impact: Biophysics". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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