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Biological Chemistry (journal)

Biological Chemistry  
Former names
Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie, Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie, Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Biol. Chem.
Discipline Biochemistry
Language English
Edited by Bernhard Brüne
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1431-6730 (print)
1437-4315 (web)
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Biological Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal focusing on biological chemistry. The journal is published by Walter de Gruyter and the current editor-in-chief is Bernhard Brüne.


The journal was established by Felix Hoppe-Seyler in 1877, under the name Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie (English: Journal of Physiological Chemistry), and was edited by him until his death in 1895.[1] The journal was subsequently renamed Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie in 1896. Following Hoppe-Seyler, the journal was edited by his student and collaborator, the German biochemist and Nobel laureate Albrecht Kossel, until his death in 1927.[1] In 1985 the journal was renamed as Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler, before obtaining its current title in 1996/

Abstracting and indexing

Biological Chemistry is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 2.689, ranking it 158th out of 291 journals in the category "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology".[2]


  1. ^ a b Jones, Mary Ellen (September 1953). "Albrecht Kossel, A Biographical Sketch". Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine 26: 80–97. PMC 2599350. PMID 13103145. 
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014. 

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