Cells is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics, published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM), 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 is provided to authors approximately 16.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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 21 topical sections.
  • Companion journal: Organoids.
Impact Factor: 6.0 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.7 (2022)
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Topic in Cancers, Cells, JCM, Radiation, Pharmaceutics, Applied Sciences, Nanomaterials, Current Oncology
Innovative Radiation Therapies Topic Editors: Gérard Baldacchino, Eric Deutsch, Marie Dutreix, Sandrine Lacombe, Erika Porcel, Charlotte Robert, Emmanuelle Bourneuf, João Santos Sousa, Aurélien de la Lande
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Cells, Diseases, Healthcare, IJMS, Vaccines
Inflammation: The Cause of all Diseases 2.0 Topic Editors: Vasso Apostolopoulos, Jack Feehan, Vivek P. Chavda
Deadline: 31 July 2024
Topic in Applied Sciences, Cancers, Cells, Electronics, AI
Explainable AI for Health Topic Editors: Yudong Zhang, Juan Manuel Gorriz, Zhengchao Dong
Deadline: 8 August 2024
Topic in Biomedicines, Cells, CIMB, Genes, IJMS
Animal Models of Human Disease 2.0 Topic Editors: Sigrun Lange, Jameel M. Inal
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Special Issue in Cells
Reprogrammed Cells in Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery II Guest Editor: Xuefeng Liu
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Special Issue in Cells
Pulmonary Hypertension - Cellular and Molecular Changes in the Lung and in the Right Ventricle Guest Editor: Véronique C. Freund-Michel
Deadline: 1 July 2024
Special Issue in Cells
Sperm Biology and Reproductive Health Guest Editors: Yi-Xun Liu, Shou-Long Deng
Deadline: 20 July 2024
Special Issue in Cells
Eye Development and Evolution: Cellular and Molecular Events Guest Editors: Annamaria Locascio, Maria I. Arnone
Deadline: 31 July 2024
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
Tumor Metabolism and Therapy Collection Editors: Guohui Sun, Jianhua Wang
Topical Collection in Cells
Molecular signaling, Circuit Neuroplasticity and the Cognitive Function Collection Editor: Francisco Monje
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