Journal of Peptide Science
The Journal of Peptide Science is a monthly peer-reviewed
Peer review
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 scientific journal
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, published since 1995 by John Wiley & Sons
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 on behalf of the European Peptide Society. The current editor-in-chief is Luis Moroder (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
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Impact factor and rank

The 2009 impact factor
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 is 1.807. It is ranked 198th out of 283 journals in the category "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology" and 35th out of 70 in the category "Analytical Chemistry".

Most-cited papers

The three most-cited papers are:
  1. Research Article: 'The cyclization of peptides and depsipeptides', Volume 9, Issue 8, Aug 2003, Pages: 471-501, Davies JS
  2. Research Article: 'Antibacterial peptides isolated from insects', Volume 6, Issue 10, Oct 2000, Pages: 497-511, Otvos L
  3. Research Article: 'Amyloid beta-peptide interactions with neuronal and glial cell plasma membrane: Binding sites and implications for Alzheimer's disease', Volume 10, Issue 5, May 2004, Pages: 229-248, Verdier Y, Zarandi M, Penke B

Abstracting and indexing

The Journal of Peptide Science is abstracted and indexed by SciFinder
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, Scopus
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, and the Web of Science
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