Taylor & Francis acquires Molecular and Cellular Biology from the American Society of Microbiology

December 1, 2022

The American Society of Microbiology (ASM) announced the acquisition of the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology by Taylor & Francis (T&F). Clarke & Esposito had the privilege of representing ASM in brokering this notable deal.

Molecular and Cellular Biology is a monthly, peer-reviewed, scientific journal established by ASM in 1981. MCB is a high performing title, as measured by both editorial and usage metrics. The journal’s impact factor rose to 5.1 in 2022 and its usage grew by 40 percent from 2017 to 2021, increasing from 4.6 million total full-text views to 6.4 million full-text views annually. MCB is an internationally renowned and broadly indexed title, covered by MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science (SCIE), Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), and many other services. 

The title will be added to T&F’s life sciences and medical portfolio.

The transaction followed a competitive process managed by C&E. The editorial and financial transactions were completed at the end of November.  

ASM Press Release