Biotechnology and Bioengineering

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Biotechnology and Bioengineering  
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Former names
Journal of Biochemical and Microbiological Technology and Engineering
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Biotechnol. Bioeng.
Discipline Biotechnology, bioengineering, biochemical engineering, microbiology
Language English
Edited by Douglas S. Clark
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency 12/yr.
ISSN 0006-3592 (print)
1097-0290 (web)
LCCN a61005662
OCLC no. 1224461

Biotechnology and Bioengineering is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering biochemical engineering science that was established in 1959. In 2009, the BioMedical & Life Sciences Division of the Special Libraries Association listed Biotechnology and Bioengineering as one of the 100 most influential journals in biology and medicine of the past century.[1][2]

The journal focuses on applied fundamentals and application of engineering principles to biology-based problems. Initially, fermentation processes, as well as mixing phenomena and aeration with an emphasis on agricultural or food science applications were the major focus. The scale up of antibiotics from fermentation processes was also an active topic of publication.[3]

Biotechnology & Bioengineering publishes Perspectives, Articles, Reviews, Mini-Reviews, and Communications to the Editor that embrace all aspects of biotechnology. In addition to regular submissions, the journal publishes Viewpoints and Virtual Issues on selected research topics such as Bioenergy, Biofuels, Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, and others.

Elmer Gaden, Jr. was editor-in-chief of the journal from its initial publication until 1983.[4] Daniel I.C. Wang[5][6] and Eleftherios T. Papoutsakis[7] each subsequently held this position. Douglas S. Clark,[8] the current editor-in-chief, has served in this capacity since 1996.

This journal was formerly known as Journal of Biochemical and Microbiological Technology and Engineering (J. Biochem. Microbiol. Technol. Eng.) and first published in February 1959 with ISSN 0368-1467.[9]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 4.164.


  1. ^ "Top 100 Journals in Biology and Medicine". 2009.
  2. ^ Stankus, T. "The DBIO 100: The BioMedical & Life Sciences Division Honors SLA’s Centennial with Recognition of 100 Journals that Have Led the Way In Biology & Medicine Over the Last Century". 2009.
  3. ^ Humphrey, A., "Shake Flask to Fermentor: What Have We Learned?" Biotechnology Progress, 1998. 14(1): p. 3-7.
  4. ^ Biography of Elmer L. Gaden 2009.
  5. ^ The Daniel I.C. Wang Group. 2010.
  6. ^ Hatton, T.A., "Daniel I.C. Wang: A tribute to an inspirational leader and colleague". Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2006. 95(2): p. 262-269.
  7. ^ Biography of Terry Papoutsakis. 2010.
  8. ^ Douglas S. Clark Faculty Profile. 2014
  9. ^ CASSI. American Chemical Society. 2013.

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