American Society for Microbiology

Molecular and Cellular Biology

Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) is a premier journal covering research in all aspects of the molecular biology of eukaryotic cells. The journal publishes work on microbial as well as higher organisms and on viral systems where the emphasis is clearly on the cell.
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About MBC

Scope includes:

  • regulation of gene expression,
  • transcription,
  • cell growth and development,
  • oncogenesis,
  • cell and organelle structure and assembly,
  • DNA replication and recombination,
  • chromosome structure,
  • and somatic cell genetics. 

Twice monthly. 8,500 pages in 2008. Print ISSN: 0270-7306. Online ISSN: 1098-5549

MCB has an impact factor of 6.773, according to the Institute for Scientific Information’s 2006 Journal Citation Reports.  It is ranked #25 by impact factor out of 156 journals in Cell Biology and #30 out of 262 journals in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


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Molecular and Cellular Biology

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