Journal Information

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Why publish in Cell Death & Disease?

  • Covering the breadth of translational implications of cell death
  • High visibility due to open access
  • Part of the CDDpress family

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

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 2021 journal citation metrics for Cell Death & Disease are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor* (2021): 9.696
5-year Impact Factor* (2021): 9.620
Immediacy index*: 1.363
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.06377
Article influence score*: 1.807
JCR Rank*: CELL BIOLOGY 37/195
Journal Citation Score*: 1.2

SNIP: 1.56
SJR: 2.482

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

The 2021 peer review performance metrics for Cell Death & Disease are shown below:
Total article views: 2,410,910

5,139,049 Downloads (in 2022)
5,600 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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.