Global approaches to metals in the biosciences

About Metallomics


Metallomics publishes original research and topical reviews which provide insight into the global role of metals and metalloids in the biosciences. 

Impact Factor: 3.978

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Example topics in the biosciences include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Structure and function of metals in biomolecules from a systems perspective 
  • Mechanisms of metals, metalloids and trace elements in health and disease 
  • Genetic, epigenetic, and molecular regulation of the uptake, accumulation and metabolism of metals, metalloids and trace elements 
  • Toxicological and nutritional interactions of metals, metalloids and trace elements 
  • Elemental cycles between the biosphere and geosphere
  • Interactions among nanoparticles, metals and metal-containing biomolecules in biological systems
  • Elemental speciation and biodistribution (kinetics, flux, dynamics) 
  • Novel analytical approaches to global metal, metalloid and trace element characterization in biological systems 
  • Bioimaging and localization of metals, metalloids and trace elements in cells, organelles and systems
  • Interaction of metals with the proteome and integration of metals with 'omes'     

Articles should include biologically significant findings and will also be assessed for publication based on chemical and analytical merit.


Readership will be cross-disciplinary and include researchers in academia and industry working in analytical science, biogeochemistry, bioinformatics, biological catalysis, biological environmental science, cell biology, clinical chemistry, environmental health, medicine, metallobiochemistry, microbiology, nutritional chemistry, pharmacology, plant biochemistry and physiology and toxicology.

Metallomics is now indexed in MEDLINE, providing access to articles published the journal to thousands of biomedical researchers and health professionals.

Article Types 

The journal will publish a full mix of primary articles, communications and reviews. 

Metallomics - Scope, standards and article types

Additional information for authors when preparing a submission to Metallomics

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Link icon Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
The Royal Society of Chemistry is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics and will follow the best practice guidelines in cases of research and publication misconduct

Link icon Metals in biology: elements of biotechnology and bio-energy
This is a BBSRC network in industrial biotechnology and bio-energy (NIBB). With the aim of developing multidisciplinary collaborations in the metals in biology community between industry and academia

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