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Trends is a series of scientific journals owned by Elsevier that publish review articles in a range of areas of biology. They are currently part of Elsevier's Cell Press group of journals.

Discipline Biology
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly

The Trends series was founded in 1976 with Trends in Biochemical Sciences (TIBS), rapidly followed by Trends in Neurosciences (TINS), Trends in Pharmacological Sciences (TIPS) and Immunology Today. Swift expansion of the formula during the 1980s and 1990s included non-biological titles, Trends in Food Science and Technology and Trends in Polymer Science, which were later discontinued or removed from the series.

Immunology Today, Parasitology Today and Molecular Medicine Today changed their names to Trends in... in 2001. Drug Discovery Today was spun off as an independent brand.

Originally published in Cambridge, UK, the Trends Editorial Office moved to London during the mid-1990s, after Elsevier acquired Pergamon Press. As of 2007, they are published under the Cell Press imprint and as of 2010, they operate out of an editorial office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.


The current set of Trends journals are all published monthly:

Title Field Editor Started Impact Factor 2016 [1]
Trends in Biochemical Sciences Biochemistry Nicole Neuman 1976 16.63
Trends in Biotechnology Biotechnology Matthew Pavlovich 1983 11.126
Trends in Cancer Cancer Ana Batista 2015
Trends in Cell Biology Cell Biology Danielle Loughlin 1991 15.333
Trends in Cognitive Sciences Cognitive Science Lindsey Drayton 1997 15.402
Trends in Ecology & Evolution Evolutionary Ecology Paul Craze 1986 15.268
Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism Endocrinology and Metabolism Matthew Beymer 1990 10.893
Trends in Genetics Genetics Caryn Navarro 1985 10.844
Trends in Immunology, formerly Immunology Today Immunology Jacques Deguine 1980 13.287
Trends in Microbiology Microbiology Gail Teitzel 1993 11.02
Trends in Molecular Medicine, formerly Molecular Medicine Today Molecular Medicine Catarina Sacristan 1995 10.732
Trends in Neurosciences Neuroscience Moran Furman 1978 11.124
Trends in Parasitology, formerly Parasitology Today Parasitology Ana Camejo 1985 6.333
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences Pharmacology Kusumika Mukherjee 1979 12.797
Trends in Plant Science Botany Susanne Brink 1996 11.91


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