Journal Information

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Aims and scope of journal

Mission, vision and values of Cell Death & Differentiation:

  • To devote itself to scientific excellence in the field of cell biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry of cell death and disease.
  • To provide a unified forum for scientists and clinical researchers
  • It is committed to the rapid publication of high quality original papers relating to these subjects, together with topical, usually solicited, reviews, meeting reports, editorial correspondence and occasional commentaries on controversial and scientifically informative issues.

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Journal Metrics

Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2021 journal citation metrics for Cell Death and Differentiation are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor* (2021): 12.067
5-year Impact Factor* (2021): 12.896
Immediacy index*: 4.641
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.02873
Article influence score*: 3.185
Journal Citation Score*: 2.08

SNIP: 2.479
SJR: 3.348

The 2021 peer review performance metrics for Cell Death and Differentiation are shown below:

  • 6 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
  • Annual article downloads: 1,530,262

2,784,870 Downloads (in 2021)
10,276 Altmetric mentions (2021)

*2020 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)

Abstracted/indexed in

  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • OCLC
  • Medline
  • Summon by ProQuest
  • Current Contents/Life Sciences
  • Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • PubMedCentral
  • EBSCO Academic Search
  • EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  • EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  • EBSCO STM Source
  • EBSCO Science & Technology Collection
  • EBSCO TOC Premier


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Cell Death & Differentiation is 1350-9047, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1476-5403.


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