Biological Chemistry (journal)

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.

Biological Chemistry
Edited byBernhard Brüne
Publication details
Former name(s)
Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie, Hoppe-Seyler's Zeitschrift für Physiologische Chemie, Biological Chemistry Hoppe-Seyler
3.268 (2014)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Biol. Chem.
ISSN1431-6730 (print)
1437-4315 (web)
OCLC no.41471850


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 2014 impact factor of 3.268, ranking it 106th out of 289 journals in the category "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology".[2]


  1. 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". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.
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