Cells is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics, published monthly 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 many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Cell Biology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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 twelve topical sections.
Impact Factor: 6.600 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.663 (2020)
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Topic in Antioxidants, Cells, IJMS
Cellular Redox Homeostasis Editor-in-Chief: Edward E. Schmidt
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Novel Insight into Cell Cycle and Proliferation: Impact on Pathophysiology and Translational Medicine Guest Editor: Domenico Tricarico
Deadline: 20 October 2021
Special Issue in Cells
Interorganelle Signalling and the Golgi Complex Guest Editors: Daniela Corda, Carmen Valente
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Special Issue in Cells
Signal-Specific Transcription Factors Shaping the Tumor Immune Microenvironment Guest Editor: Anna Maria Musti
Deadline: 20 November 2021
Special Issue in Cells
The DNA Damage Response in Cell Physiology and Disease Guest Editors: Evangelos Kolettas, Vassilis Gorgoulis
Deadline: 30 November 2021
Topical Collection in Cells
Membrane Lipids in the Interaction of Plants with Their Abiotic and Biotic Environment Collection Editors: Éric Maréchal, Rebecca Roston
Topical Collection in Cells
Feature Papers in Organelle Function Collection Editor: Paolo Bernardi
Topical Collection in Cells
Feature Papers in Cell Motility and Adhesion Collection Editor: Francisco Rivero
Topical Collection in Cells
Animal Models of Retinal Degeneration Collection Editor: Steven J. Pittler
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