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Immunology & Cell Biology spans the breadth of immunology, with a particular emphasis on the cell biology of the immune system.

The 2016 Impact Factor for Immunology & Cell Biology is 4.557 (ISI Journal Citation Reports ®, Thomson Reuters, 2017) and it is ranked the 22nd primary research journal in the field of immunology.


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Volume 95, No 5
May/June 2017

ISSN: 0818-9641
EISSN: 1440-1711

2016 Impact Factor 4.557*
38/150 Immunology
57/189 Cell Biology

Editor-in-Chief:
Anne La Flamme

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

News

Special Feature on Cancer Immunotherapy
The April 2017 issue of Immunology & Cell Biology contains a Special Feature on Cancer Immunotherapy. This series of reviews highlights some of the recent advances in mobilizing effective host immunity to cancer. Cancer immunotherapy is at a critical and exciting stage of development. Progress in our understanding of cancer immunotherapy has been dramatic over recent years and we have selected six articles to highlight in this Special Feature. The Special Feature begins with an overview of the approaches to targeting inflammation in the cancer microenvironment and follows with a focus of extracellular adenosine as a major immunosuppressive metabolite in tumours. Two subsequent articles detail advances in antibody engineering for engaging the ideal effector responses in tumours and the Special Feature finishes with two articles that explore new approaches in adoptive cellular therapy targeted at tumor and virus specific antigens in tumors. Immunology & Cell Biology thanks the coordinator of this Special Feature – Mark Smyth – for his planning and input.

Special Feature on Necroptotic death signalling: evolution, mechanisms and disease relevance
The February 2017 issue contains a Special Feature on Necroptotic death signalling: evolution, mechanisms and disease relevance. In recent years, research into a genetically encoded cell death program termed necroptosis has accelerated into vogue. Many laboratories are now racing to answer key questions such as: How does it occur? When does it occur? What does it do? What is it good (or not so good) for? Answers to these will ultimately guide efforts aimed at manipulating this new pathway for therapeutic benefit. In the six articles in this ICB Special Feature, the current state of play in necroptotic cell death research is dissected in considerable detail. The articles provide timely updates on what we have learnt so far and, importantly, where we might be going. Immunology & Cell Biology thanks the coordinator of this Special Feature – James Vince – for his planning and input.

Special Feature on Novel aspects of autoimmunity
The November/December 2016 issue contains a Special Feature on Novel aspects of autoimmunity. Major scientific advances often arise at the interface of disciplines, or are made possible by transformative technological advances. Progress in our understanding of the basis of autoimmunity over recent years provides great examples of this, and we have selected four of these to highlight in this ICB Special Feature. Together these articles reveal how recent technological advances have revealed important mechanisms underlying autoimmune disease, mechanisms that can now be examined in humans as well as mouse models. Our increasing ability to conduct in-depth studies in humans promises to continue to unlock the mysteries underlying autoimmunity, with inevitable benefits to patients with these diseases. Immunology & Cell Biology thanks the coordinators of this Special Feature – Ken Smith and Arthur Kaser – for their planning and input.

Post a video summary of your research
Immunology & Cell Biology is pleased to announce that authors can now upload video presentations to accompany their article when published. Presentations should provide a short, succinct summary of the research and be uploaded as Supplementary Material. Whilst enhancing reader experience, video summaries also provide an excellent tool for promotion to help increase visibility and reach. Please refer to the journal's Instructions for Authors for technical specifications.

CTI introduces Special Feature article collections
ICB's sister journal, Clinical & Translational Immunology, has recently introduced the first of several open access article collections: Inflammatory diseases: a translational perspective and Innate immune responses and vaccine design.