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Cell Research is a premium international life science journal with a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology. The journal publishes original research results that are of unusual significance or broad conceptual or technical advances in all areas of life sciences, as well as authoritative reviews and sharply focused research highlights.


CR offers authors the option to publish their articles with immediate open access upon publication. Open access articles will also be deposited in PubMed Central at the time of publication and will be freely available immediately.

About the cover Free online issue

Volume 27, No 5
May 2017

ISSN: 1001-0602
EISSN: 1748-7838

2015 Impact Factor 14.812*
9/187 Cell Biology

Editor-in-Chief:
Gang Pei
Deputy Editor-in-Chief:
Dangsheng Li

*2015 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2016)

NEWS

Ubiquitin and Ubl signaling
The April 2016 special issue on ubiquitin and Ubl signalling brings together a series of authoritative reviews from outstanding experts in the field. The current understanding, as well as recent advances in various aspects of ubiquitin and Ubl signalling, challenges in the fast growing field, and potentially important directions for future study, are presented. Further background information on this important topic is available through the accompanying web focus which links to related articles from across the Nature Publishing Group.


Editor's Choice 2015
Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2015 that represent a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cell biology, cell signaling, immune regulation, host-pathogen interactions, gene editing by CRISPR-Cas9, and the discovery of a new organelle.


Autophagy
The January 2014 special issue on Autophagy brings together a series of authoritative reviews from outstanding experts in the field. The current understanding, as well as recent advances in various aspects of autophagy, its regulation, and their relevance to diseases, is presented. Further background information on this important topic is available through the accompanying web focus which links to related articles from across Nature Publishing Group.


Editor's Choice 2013
Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2013 representing the broad scope of basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cell research, aging, structural biology, viral infections, genome editing, and cell signaling.


Stem Cell Biology
Cell Research on Stem Cell Biology brings together the latest reviews and articles in the field. Together with the accompanying web focus, Cell Research delves into our current understanding and investigates recent advances in various aspects of stem cell biology, cell reprogramming, and their relevance to diseases.


Editor's Choice 2012
Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2012 from across the fields of basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cells, autophagy, cancer biology, miRNAs, trafficking, and immunity.


Cell Signaling, Disease and Stem Cells
The January 2012 special issue on Cell Signaling, Disease and Stem Cells brings together the latest reviews and articles in the field. The current understanding, as well as the recent advances in various aspects of cell signaling, stem cell biology, and their relevance to disease pathogenesis, is presented. Further background information on this important topic is available through the accompanying web focus which links to related articles from across Nature Publishing Group.


Editor's Choice 2011
Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2011 that represent a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as cell signaling, inflammation, cancer, epigenetics, stem cells, and development.


Open access

'Open' option for authors now available
Cell Research now offers authors the option to publish their articles with immediate open access upon publication. Open access articles will also be deposited in PubMed Central at the time of publication and will be freely available immediately. Find out more from our FAQs page.


Epigenetics and Chromatin
Epigenetic control refers to the control of expression of genetic information at levels other than the DNA sequence itself, and plays fundamental roles in biological processes such as cell fate determination, development, and disease pathogenesis. The March 2011 Special Issue on Epigenetics & Chromatin brings us a collection of authoritative reviews on diverse topics in this rapidly evolving field. The accompanying web focus presents additional links to related articles in this area from across Nature Publishing Group.


NF-κB Signaling
The NF-κB pathway plays an important role in regulating diverse biological processes, including the immune response, inflammation, cell growth and survival, and development. Deregulation of the NF-κB pathway leads to diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer. The January 2011 special issue on NF-κB signaling brings our understanding of this important pathway up-to-date, focusing on the NF-κB signaling mechanisms and their role in physiology and diseases. The accompanying web focus presents links to related articles from across Nature Publishing Group to provide more background information about the pathway.