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Current Biology

Cover Image - Current Biology, Volume 32, Issue 16

Current Biology is a general journal that publishes original research across all areas of biology together with an extensive and varied set of editorial sections. A primary aim of the journal is to foster communication across fields of biology, both by publishing important findings of general interest from diverse fields and through highly accessible editorial articles that explicitly aim to inform non-specialists.


Published research articles
The total number of research articles published as open access or subscription in the last five years
Open accessSubscription
2021 209 698
2020 163 684
2019 131 622
2018 117 635
2017 96 651
Article publishing charge: $6,700
To provide gold open access, this journal has a publication fee which needs to be met by the authors or their research funders for each article published open access

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The average number of weeks an article takes to reach from manuscript acceptance to the first appearance of the article online (with DOI).

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Impact factor
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years. Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)
5-year impact factor
The 5-year Impact Factor is the average number of times articles from the journal published in the past five years have been cited in the JCR year. It is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the five previous years.
Eigenfactor score
The Eigenfactor® score is a rating of the total importance of a specific journal. Journals are rated according to the number of incoming citations, with citations from highly ranked journals weighted to make a larger contribution to the Eigenfactor® than those from poorly ranked journals.


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