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Molecular Biology and Evolution publishes research at the interface of molecular (including genomics) and evolutionary biology. We consider manuscripts containing patterns, processes, and predictions at all levels of population, taxonomic, functional, and phenotypic organizations. In addition to fundamental discoveries of broader scope and impact, we are interested in publishing new and improved methods, resources, technologies, and theories that will significantly advance evolutionary research. We also publish balanced reviews of recent developments in genome evolution and forward-looking perspectives suggesting future directions in a field or application of molecular evolution.

MBE is entirely owned by The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE). The SMBE Council appoints the Editor-in-Chief. The Journal is published by Oxford University Press in conjunction with HighWire Press.


YearImpact FactorSi: Genetics & HereditySi: Evolutionary BiologySi: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
201210.3538 out of 1614 out of 4714 out of 290
20115.55020 out of 1574 out of 4543 out of 289
20105.51020 out of 1567 out of 4549 out of 286
20099.8729 out of 1442 out of 4417 out of 283
20087.28012 out of 1384 out of 3927 out of 276
20076.43815 out of 1324 out of 3533 out of 263
20066.72616 out of 1314 out of 3431 out of 262

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

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Animal Breeding Abstracts
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
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Chemoreception Abstracts
Crop Physiology Abstracts
Current Contents® /Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences
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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
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Entomology Abstracts
Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals
Field Crop Abstracts
Forestry Abstracts
Genetics Abstracts
Global Health
Grasslands & Forage Abstracts
Helminthology Abstracts
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Index Veterinarius
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
Maize Abstracts Online
Nematological Abstracts
Plant Breeding Abstracts
Plant Genetic Resources Abstracts
Plant Growth Regulators
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Potato Abstracts
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Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
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