Journals

Metrics and meanings
Development
Journal of Cell Science
The Journal of Experimental Biology
Disease Models & Mechanisms
Biology Open

The Company Journals

The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit organisation with publishing at the core of its business and using surplus revenue to support its charitable remit. The Company publishes five highly regarded journals in the life sciences, Development, Journal of Cell Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology and Open Access journals Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. All journals are edited by expert researchers in the field and all articles are subjected to rigorous peer review.

The Company of Biologists is a signatory of DORA, which promotes the assessment of research on its own merits, considering the value and impact of all research outputs (including datasets and software) in addition to the journal of publication. We use of a variety of journal and article level metrics in order to provide a richer view of both research and journal performance for authors, funders, institutions, companies and librarians.
 

Development

For advances in developmental biology and stem cells

A TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL JOURNAL

Development publishes cutting-edge research articles across the spectrum of plant and animal development, covering topics ranging from stem cells and nuclear reprogramming, to evolutionary developmental and systems biology, from neurobiology to regional specification, morphogenesis and organogenesis, and from epigenetics to the aetiology of disease. Now including Stem Cells & Regeneration, Development’s new website devoted to research in this area.

Journal of Cell Science

The science of cells

 

Journal of Cell Science is committed to publishing outstanding research in all areas of cell biology, and the single most important criterion for acceptance is scientific excellence. Articles must therefore pose and test a significant hypothesis that will stimulate the interest of the broad readership of the Journal.

The Journal of Experimental Biology

At the forefront of comparative physiology and integrative biology
A TOP 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL JOURNAL

The Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading journal in comparative animal physiology and publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal. Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context.

Online ISSN
Print ISSN
DOI
1477-9129
0950-1991
10.1242/1477-9129
Online ISSN
Print ISSN
DOI
1477-9137
0021-9533
10.1242/1477-9137
Online ISSN
Print ISSN
DOI
1477-9145
0022-0949
10.1242/1477-9145

24 issues, average of 5000 pages/year

24 issues, average of 5300 pages/year

24 issues, average of 4500 pages/year

Development
dev.biologists.org
Journal of Cell Science
jcs.biologists.org
The Journal of Experimental Biology
jeb.biologists.org
Impact Factor 6.3
5 Year Impact Factor 6.7
Eigenfactor Score 0.12
Article Influence Score 3.4
h-index 244
SCR indicator 5.75
Total Cites 51191
Cited half-life 9.7
Immediacy Index 1.258
Impact Factor 5.3
5 Year Impact Factor 6.0
Eigenfactor Score 0.10
Article Influence Score 2.7
h-index 200
SCR indicator 3.92
Total Cites 40261
Cited half-life 8.5
Immediacy Index 1.032
Impact Factor 3.0
5 Year Impact Factor 3.3
Eigenfactor Score 0.041
Article Influence Score 1.08
h-index 119
SCR indicator 1.72
Total Cites 24795
Cited half-life 9.4
Immediacy Index 0.806

Open Access Journals

Open Access

Disease Models & Mechanisms

Basic research with translational impact

Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) publishes original research that uses model organisms to better understand, diagnose and treat human disease. The journal promotes rigorous preclinical analysis to provide models and mechanisms that will be useful for future drug development. Papers are of interest to experts in both clinical medicine and basic science research. Subject matter includes: (1) the development and validation of disease models, (2) the development of resources that promote the development of disease models, (3) mechanistic studies that have broad relevance to the disease and models community, (4) the use of established disease models to enhance our understanding of human disease mechanisms, diagnosis or treatment, and (5) preclinical analysis of drug candidates using model systems.

Biology Open

Facilitating rapid peer review for accessible research

Biology Open (BiO) publishes peer reviewed original research across all aspects of the biological sciences, including cell science, developmental biology and experimental biology. BiO aims to provide rapid publication for scientifically sound observations and valid conclusions in these allied fields.

 
Online ISSN
DOI
Open Access
1754-8411
10.1242/1754-8411
12 issues
Online ISSN
DOI
Open Access
2046-6390
10.1242/2046-6390
12 issues
 

 

First published 2011

 

Disease Models & Mechanisms
dmm.biologists.org
Biology Open
bio.biologists.org
   
Impact Factor 5.5
5 Year Impact Factor 5.13
Eigenfactor Score 0.01
Article Influence Score 1.959
h-index 31
SCR indicator 3.06
Total Cites 1212
Cited half-life 2.7
Immediacy Index 0.989
   

Metrics and Meanings

Impact Factor The average number of citations in a given year per paper published in the journal over the previous 2 years. Different subject areas exhibit different ranges of IF. Journals are best viewed in the context of their specific field.
5 Year Impact Factor Offers a smoother variation and may be more appropriate in a field where the number of citations is small or where it takes longer than 2 years to disseminate and respond to published works.
Eigenfactor Score A measure of the journal’s influence within the network of academic citations with a 5 year target window based on Thomson ISI data. Considers the origins of the incoming journal citations to articles in that journal. Citations from highly ranked journals are weighted to make a larger contribution to the Eigenfactor Score.
Article Influence Score As for the Eigenfactor Score, measures influence but on an average per-article basis. The mean Article Influence score is 1.00. A score greater than 1.00 indicates that the articles in a journal have an above average influence.
h-index Intended to measure both the quality and quantity of scientific output. The measure discounts the disproportionate weight of highly cited papers or papers that have not yet been cited. The h-index only ever increases, never decreases and older articles do better than younger articles.
SCR indicator A prestige metric. Like the Eigenfactor although based on the larger SCOPUS database.
Total Cites All citations for a journal during a given year.
Cited half-life A measure of how long content is referred to after publication. The number of years, going back from the current year that account for half the total citations received by the journal in the current year.
Immediacy Index The average number of times that an article is cited in the same year it is published.