Journal of Neurochemistry

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Edited By: Jörg Schulz

Impact Factor: 3.842

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 71/256 (Neurosciences); 83/289 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1471-4159

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