Note: The impact score shown here is equivalent to the average number of times documents published in a journal/conference in the past two years have been cited in the current year (i.e., Cites / Doc. (2 years)). It is based on Scopus data and can be a little higher or different compared to the impact factor (IF) produced by Journal Citation Report. Please refer to the Web of Science data source to check the exact journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.
|Subject Area, Categories, Scope||Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1)|
|SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)||2.812|
|Impact Factor||6.268 (2020)|
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Open-access journal publishing high quality, editorially selected and peer reviewed advances in biology
Communications Biology is an open access journal from Nature Research publishing high-quality research, reviews and commentary in all areas of the biological sciences. Research papers published by the journal represent significant advances bringing new biological insight to a specialized area of research. We also aim to provide a community forum for issues of importance to all biologists, regardless of sub-discipline.
The scope of the journal includes all of the basic biological and biomedical sciences. Primary research published in Communications Biology includes novel experimental results, secondary data analysis and innovative experimental and computational methods. We also consider submissions from adjacent research fields where the central advance of the study is of interest to biologists, for example, chemical biology, biophysics and biomedical engineering.
Communications Biology is a journal covering the technologies/fields/categories related to Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1). It is published by Springer Nature. The overall rank of Communications Biology is 715. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 2.812. SCImago Journal Rank is an indicator, which measures the scientific influence of journals. It considers the number of citations received by a journal and the importance of the journals from where these citations come. SJR acts as an alternative to the Journal Impact Factor (or an average number of citations received in last 2 years). This journal has an h-index of 26. The best quartile for this journal is Q1.
The ISSN of Communications Biology journal is 23993642. An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique code of 8 digits. It is used for the recognition of journals, newspapers, periodicals, and magazines in all kind of forms, be it print-media or electronic. Communications Biology is cited by a total of 3837 articles during the last 3 years (Preceding 2020).
The impact factor (IF) 2020 of Communications Biology is 6.268, which is computed in 2021 as per it's definition. Communications Biology IF is increased by a factor of 2.1 and approximate percentage change is 50.49% when compared to preceding year 2019, which shows a rising trend. The impact factor (If), also denoted as Journal impact factor (JIF), of an academic journal is a measure of the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal. It is based on Web of Science data.
|Year||Impact Factor (IF)||2021/2022||Coming Soon|
The impact score (IS) 2020 of Communications Biology is 5.49, which is computed in 2021 as per its definition. Communications Biology IS is increased by a factor of 1.59 and approximate percentage change is 40.77% when compared to preceding year 2019, which shows a rising trend. The impact score (IS), also denoted as Journal impact score (JIS), of an academic journal is a measure of the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal. It is based on Scopus data.
IS 2020 of Communications Biology is 5.49. If the same upward trend persists, impact score of joule may rise in 2021 as well.
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Communications Biology has an h-index of 26. It means 26 articles of this journal have more than 26 number of citations. The h-index is a way of measuring the productivity and citation impact of the publications. The h-index is defined as the maximum value of h such that the given journal/author has published h papers that have each been cited at least h number of times.
The ISSN of Communications Biology is 23993642. ISSN stands for International Standard Serial Number.
An ISSN is a unique code of 8 digits. It is used for the recognition of journals, newspapers, periodicals, and magazines in all kind of forms, be it print-media or electronic.
The overall rank of Communications Biology is 715. According to SCImago Journal Rank (SJR), this journal is ranked 2.812. SCImago Journal Rank is an indicator, which measures the scientific influence of journals. It considers the number of citations received by a journal and the importance of the journals from where these citations come.
Communications Biology is published by Springer Nature. It's publishing house is located in United States. Coverage history of this journal is as following: 2018-2020. The organization or individual who handles the printing and distribution of printed or digital publications is known as Publisher.
Visit the official website of the journal/conference to check the further details about the call for papers.
The highest fee charged by this journal is 2680 EURas publication fees (article processing charges or APCs).
There is a waiver policy for these charges.
Expect on average 13 weeks from submission to publication.
The IS0 4 standard abbreviation of Communications Biology is Commun. Biol.. This abbreviation ('Commun. Biol.') is well recommended and approved for the purpose of indexing, abstraction, referencing and citing goals. It meets all the essential criteria of ISO 4 standard.
ISO 4 (International Organization for Standardization 4) is an international standard that defines a uniform and consistent system for abbreviating serial publication titles and journals.
If your research field is/are related to Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous) (Q1); Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous) (Q1); Medicine (miscellaneous) (Q1), then please visit the official website of this journal.
The acceptance rate/percentage of any academic journal/conference depends upon many parameters. Some of the critical parameters are listed below.
It is essential to understand that the acceptance rate/rejection rate of papers varies among journals. Some Journals considers all the manuscripts submissions as a basis of acceptance rate computation. On the other hand, few consider the only manuscripts sent for peer review or few even not bother about the accurate maintenance of total submissions. Hence, it can provide a rough estimation only.
The best way to find out the acceptance rate is to reach out to the associated editor or to check the official website of the Journal/Conference.
|Journal/Conference/Workshop/Book Title||Type||Ranking||Publisher||h-index||Impact Score|
|East Asian Pragmatics||journal||17168||Equinox Publishing Ltd||3||0.46|
|Proceedings - 2nd IEEE International Test Conference in Asia, ITC-Asia 2018||conference and proceedings||22257||4||0.50|
|International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering (discontinued)||journal||32740||18||2.34|
|Bulgarian Historical Review||journal||32014||Open Society Archives||3||0.03|
|International Journal of Applied Mechanics||journal||7067||World Scientific||38||3.15|
|Drugs - Real World Outcomes||journal||11424||Springer International Publishing AG||13||1.84|
|Journal of Jewish Education||journal||18962||Taylor and Francis Ltd.||11||0.24|
|Laboratoriums Medizin||journal||22427||Walter de Gruyter GmbH||16||0.00|
|Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics||journal||5270||Elsevier Ltd.||78||3.77|
|Journal of Global History||journal||6539||Cambridge University Press||27||1.22|
|Year||Impact Factor (IF)||2021/2022||Coming Soon|