Cells is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics, published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM), Signal Transduction Society (STS), Nordic Autophagy Society (NAS), Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy (SEHH) and Society for Regenerative Medicine (Russian Federation) (RPO) are affiliated with Cells and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, MEDLINE, PMC, CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Cell Biology) / CiteScore - Q1 (General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Sections: published in 20 topical sections.
  • Companion journal: Organoids.
Impact Factor: 7.666 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 7.677 (2021)
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Topic in Cells, Life, Physiologia, Sports
Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function in Health and Disease Topic Editors: Gopal J. Babu, Maria Pennuto
Deadline: 15 December 2022
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, Genes, IJMS, ncRNA
MicroRNA: Mechanisms of Action, Physio-Pathological Implications, and Disease Biomarkers Topic Editors: Hsiuying Wang, Y-h. Taguchi
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, IJMS, JDB, JMP
Advances in Red Blood Cells Research Topic Editors: Lars Kaestner, Anna Bogdanova
Deadline: 25 January 2023
Topic in Cells, IJMS, JMP, Livers, Pathogens, Bioengineering
Signaling Pathways in Liver Disease Topic Editors: Ralf Weiskirchen, Ruchi Bansal, Gabriele Grassi, Leo A. Van Grunsven
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Factsheets of Cell Death Guest Editor: Frank Eßmann
Deadline: 5 October 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Effects of Sex Hormones in the Regulation of Energy Metabolism in Health and Diseases Guest Editor: Haifei Shi
Deadline: 14 October 2022
Special Issue in Cells
B Lymphocytes in Auto-Inflammatory Diseases Guest Editor: Moncef M. Zouali
Deadline: 31 October 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Adipose Tissue Inflammation 2022 Guest Editor: Javier Gómez-Ambrosi
Deadline: 15 November 2022
Topical Collection in Cells
Non-human Chromosome Analysis Collection Editor: Darren Griffin
Topical Collection in Cells
Role of Autophagy in Viral Infection Collection Editor: Grant R. Campbell
Topical Collection in Cells
Molecular signaling, Circuit Neuroplasticity and the Cognitive Function Collection Editor: Francisco Monje
Topical Collection in Cells
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor (FGFR) Signaling Pathway in Cancer and Inflammation Collection Editors: Antoni Wiedlocha, Malgorzata Zakrzewska
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