About the Journal

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Aims and scope of journal

Brought to you by the editorial team of Cell Death & Differentiation, Cell Death & Disease is a peer-reviewed online journal in the field of translational cell death. It seeks to promote diverse and integrated areas of experimental and internal medicine with its specialties, including cancer, immunity and neuroscience. It is now also accepting articles in a new area: cancer metabolism.

Cell Death & Disease seeks to encompass the breadth of translational implications of cell death, and topics of particular concentration will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Experimental medicine
  • Cancer
  • Immunity
  • Internal medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer metabolism

The 2017 journal metrics for Cell Death & Disease are as follows:

  • 2-year impact factor: 5.638
  • 5-year impact factor: 6.187
  • Immediacy index: 0.78
  • Eigenfactor ® score: 0.02 
  • Article influence score: 1.61
  • 2-year median: 2

Visit the Springer journals metrics page for a description of these metrics.

Abstracted/indexed in

  • Biological Abstracts
  • Biosis Previews
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • ISI Web of Science
  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Scopus


The ISSN (online) number for Cell Death & Disease is 2041-4889.