About the Journal

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Aims and scope of journal

Brought to you by the editorial team of Cell Death & Differentiation, Cell Death & Disease is a peer-reviewed online journal in the field of translational cell death. It seeks to promote diverse and integrated areas of experimental and internal medicine with its specialties, including cancer, immunity and neuroscience. It is now also accepting articles in a new area: cancer metabolism.

Cell Death & Disease seeks to encompass the breadth of translational implications of cell death, and topics of particular concentration will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Experimental medicine
  • Cancer
  • Immunity
  • Internal medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer metabolism

Submit your next manuscript to Cell Death & Disease and benefit from:

  • International expert Editors and editorial team
  • Fully Open Access - supporting the accesibility and visibility of your article
  • Part of the CDDpress family - devoted to scientific excellence in cell and molecular mechanisms of disease
  • Rapid decision and publication times
  • Articles promoted via Twitter and topical Collections
  • Transfer options to other CDDpress titles
  • Wide exposure and article visibility via nature.com
  • Free advice from Springer Nature’s Research Data Services

Journal metrics

Article-level metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention provide an overview of the attention received by a paper, and are available from each article page. The overall 2019 metrics for the Cell Death & Disease are as follows:

2 Year Impact Factor: 6.304*
5 Year Impact Factor 6.484*
Immediacy Index: 1.092
Normalized Eigenfactor: 7.27953
Article Influence Score: 1.518
SJR: 2.164
SNIP: 1.336

Total webpage views, 2019: 1,860,511
Total article views, 2019: 1,680,820
Monthly e-TOC registrants, 2019: 14,000

Turnaround times
Time to first decision without review: 4 days
Time to first decision with review: 38 days

*2018 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

Visit the Springer journals metrics page for a description of these metrics.

Abstracted/indexed in

  • Biological Abstracts
  • Biosis Previews
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • ISI Web of Science
  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • Scopus


The ISSN (online) number for Cell Death & Disease is 2041-4889.