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, IJMS, JCM, JPM, Pharmaceutics
Cystic Fibrosis Topic Editors: Nicoletta Pedemonte, Miqueias Lopes Pacheco, Vito Terlizzi, Paolo Scudieri, Fabio Bertozzi
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Bioengineering, Cells, Micromachines
Bioreactors for Advanced Cell Culture, (Nano)toxicity, Regenerative Medicine and Organ Bioengineering Topic Editors: Ludovica Cacopardo, Sandeep Keshavan, Bharath Babu Nunna
Deadline: 30 September 2022
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
Special Issue in Cells
Vaccines, Therapies and Research Based on Synthetic mRNA Guest Editor: Steve Pascolo
Deadline: 10 August 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Recent Advances in Cancer Therapy Guest Editor: Anand Singh
Deadline: 15 August 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Quantitative Models of Autoimmunity Guest Editors: Michael Meyer-Hermann, Tanmay Mitra
Deadline: 31 August 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Cellular and Molecular Basis of Wound Healing Guest Editors: Simona Martinotti, Elia Ranzato
Deadline: 15 September 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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