About the Journal

Aims & Scope

Nature Cell Biology publishes research of the highest quality across all areas of cell biology, encouraging studies that shed light on the mechanisms underlying fundamental cell biological processes in physiology and disease. The journal's broad scope ensures that Nature Cell Biology papers reach the widest possible audience.

Content Types

We publish a range of content types including original research articles, News & Views, Reviews, Comments and Features that elaborate on significant advances in the field and cover topical issues. 

About the Editors

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Cell Biology has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research and editorial backgrounds.

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Information on other journal staff.

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Press Releases

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Journal Abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Cell Biol.


The international standard serial numbers (ISSN) for Nature Cell Biology is 1097-6256, and the electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 1476-4679.