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Nature publishes peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. With an impact factor of 40.1 (2016), Nature provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.


Science is a leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research. With an impact factor of 37.4 (2016), Science seeks to publish those papers that are most influential in their fields or across fields and that will significantly advance scientific understanding. Selected papers should present novel and broadly important data, syntheses, or concepts. They should merit recognition by the wider scientific community and general public


Cell publishes findings of unusual significance in any area of experimental biology, including but not limited to cell biology, molecular biology, neuroscience, immunology, virology and microbiology, cancer, human genetics, systems biology, signaling, and disease mechanisms and therapeutics. With an impact factor of 30.4 (2016), Cell publishes content that provides significant conceptual advances into, or raise provocative questions and hypotheses regarding, an interesting and important biological question.



Molecular Cell covers core cellular processes, including: DNA replication, recombination, and repair, Chromatin biology and genome organization, Transcription, RNA processing and decay, Non-coding RNA function, Translation, Protein folding, modification, and quality control, Signal transduction pathways, Cell cycle and checkpoints,Cell death, Autophagy, Metabolism. With an impact factor of 14.7 (2016), Molecular Cell focuses on research papers, or methods and resource reports that provide novel information on technologies or tools that will be of interest to a broad readership.



Nucleic Acids Research publishes the results of leading edge research into physical, chemical, biochemical and biological aspects of nucleic acids and proteins involved in nucleic acid metabolism and/or interactions. With an impact factor of 10.2 (2016)Nucleic Acids Research publishes papers in following categories: Chemistry and synthetic biology; Computational biology; Gene regulation, chromatin and epigenetics; Genome integrity, repair and replication; Genomics; Molecular biology; Nucleic acid enzymes; RNA and Structural biology.


PNAS publishes cutting-edge research, science news, Commentaries, Reviews, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, and actions of the National Academy of Sciences. With an impact factor of 9.7 (2016), PNAS content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope. Nearly half of all accepted papers come from authors outside the United States.


Genes and Development publishes high-quality research papers of broad general interest and biological significance in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and related fields. With an impact factor of 9.4 (2016), Genes and Development is a highly ranked journal in the fields of Molecular Biology, Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Cell Biology and is published in association with The Genetics Society.


eLife publishes important research in all areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The research is selected and evaluated by working scientists and is made freely available to all readers without delay. With an impact factor of 7.7 (2016), eLife helps scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science.


PLoS One's broad scope provides a platform to publish primary research, including interdisciplinary and replication studies as well as negative results.  With an impact factor of 2.8 (2016), PLoS One features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding research on the basis of subject area, PLOS ONE facilitates the discovery of connections between research whether within or between disciplines.

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