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 18.8 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 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 22 topical sections.
  • Companion journal: Organoids.
Impact Factor: 6.0 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.7 (2022)
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Topic in BioMedInformatics, Cancers, Cells, Diagnostics, Immuno, IJMS
Inflammatory Tumor Immune Microenvironment Topic Editors: William Cho, Anquan Shang
Deadline: 7 December 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, IJMS, JCM, JMP
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Diseases: Liver Diseases Topic Editors: Alessandra Mangia, Maria Guido
Deadline: 19 December 2023
Topic in Biomedicines, Cells, Diseases, Healthcare, JCM
Clinical, Translational and Basic Research on Brain and Spinal Injury and Disease Topic Editors: Brandon Lucke-Wold, William Dodd
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, JMP, Pathogens, Viruses
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Diseases: HIV Topic Editors: Mara Biasin, Daria Lucia Trabattoni
Deadline: 1 February 2024
Special Issue in Cells
Immunotherapy: A New Challenge in Treating Cancer Guest Editor: Catia Giovannini
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Glycative Stress and Anti-glycative Mechanisms in Aging and Age-Related Diseases Guest Editors: Eloy Bejarano, Allen Taylor
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Molecular and Cell Basis of Skin Diseases and Aging Guest Editors: Ángele Juarranz, Elisa Carrasco
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Extracellular Vesicles in Tissue Repair and Regeneration Guest Editor: Mujib Ullah
Deadline: 1 January 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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