The FEBS Journal

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The FEBS Journal is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by John Wiley & Sons on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies. It covers research on all aspects of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and the molecular bases of disease. The Editor-in-Chief is Seamus Martin (Trinity College Dublin), who took over from Richard Perham (University of Cambridge) in 2014.

The FEBS Journal
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Cover of Volume 288, Issue 22 from November 2021
Edited bySeamus Martin
Publication details
Former name(s)
Biochemische Zeitschrift, European Journal of Biochemistry
5.54 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISSN1742-464X (print)
1742-4658 (web)
OCLC no.57253365

Content is available for free 1 year after publication, except review content, which is available immediately. The journal also publishes Special and Virtual Issues focusing on a specific theme.

The journal gives a yearly award - "The FEBS Journal Richard Perham Prize" for an outstanding research paper published in the journal. Beginning in 2021, the winners receive a €5,000 cash prize (to be divided equally between the first and last authors) and the senior author of the study is invited to give a talk at the FEBS Annual Congress. The journal also gives more frequent poster prize awards to early-career scientists presenting at conferences.


The journal was established in 1906 by Carl Neuberg, who also served as the first editor-in-chief. Its original name was Biochemische Zeitschrift. It was renamed to the European Journal of Biochemistry in 1967, with Claude Liébecq as editor-in-chief, succeeded by Richard Perham, during whose tenure the name became the FEBS Journal, in 2005.

Notable papersEdit

During the early years the Biochemisches Zeitschrift published numerous papers important in the history of biochemistry, including that of Michaelis and Menten.

The two name changes make it difficult to compare all the most notable papers published in the journal, but some are the following:

Biochemisches ZeitschriftEdit

  • Michaelis, L.; Menten, M.L. (1913). "Die Kinetik der Invertinwirkung" [The kinetics of invertase action]. Biochemische Zeitschrift. 49 (17): 333–369. (3667 citations)
  • Warburg, O.; Christian, W. (1942). "Isolierung und Kristallisation des Gärungsferments Enolase" [Isolation and crystallization of yeast enolase]. Biochem. Z. 310: 384–421. (2188 citations)
  • Hagedorn, H.C.; Jensen, B.N. (1923). "On the micro-determination of blood-sugar by means of ferric cyanide". Biochem. Z. 135: 46–58. (1237 citations)

European Journal of BiochemistryEdit

  • Laskey, Ronald A.; Mills, Anthony D. (1975). "Quantitative Film Detection of 3H and 14C in Polyacrylamide Gels by Fluorography". European Journal of Biochemistry. 56 (2): 335–341. doi:10.1111/j.1432-1033.1975.tb02238.x. PMID 1175627. (9207 citations)
  • Marklund, S.; Marklund, G. (1974). "Involvement of superoxide anion radical in autoxidation of pyrogallol and a convenient assay for superoxide-dismutase". Eur. J. Biochem. 47 (3): 469–474. doi:10.1111/j.1432-1033.1974.tb03714.x. PMID 4215654. (4971 citations)

FEBS JournalEdit

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 4.392.[8]


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