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Table 1 Comparison of 2005 journal impact factors for general science and biology journals.

From: Journal of Biology celebrates its fifth anniversary

Journal Impact factor Launch date
Nature 32.2 1869
Science 30.9 1880
Cell 29.4 1974
PNAS 14.5 1915
Journal of Biology* 20.1 (predicted) 2002
PLoS Biology* 13.9 2003
Genome Biology* 9.7 1999
BMC Biology* 4.4 (predicted) 2003
  1. *Open access. The predicted impact factor is based on the number of times that research articles published in 2003 and 2004 were cited in 2005.