Aims & Scope

Nature Cell Biology publishes papers of the highest quality from all areas of cell biology, encouraging those that shed light on the molecular mechanisms responsible for fundamental cell biological processes. The journal's scope is broad and includes the following areas (not listed in order of preference):

Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Autophagy
  • Cancer cell biology
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • Cell cycle and cell growth
  • Cell death
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of human disease
  • Cytoskeletal dynamics
  • Developmental biology
  • DNA replication and repair
  • Mechanobiology
  • Membrane traffic and dynamics
  • Metabolism
  • Nuclear organization and dynamics
  • Organelle biology
  • Proteolysis and quality control
  • Signal transduction
  • Stem cell biology