Journal Information

Cell Death Discovery is a multidisciplinary, international, online-only, open access journal, dedicated to publishing research at the intersection of medicine with biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, cell biology and cell death, provided it is scientifically sound.

The unrestricted access to research findings in Cell Death Discovery will foster a dynamic and highly productive dialogue between basic scientists and clinicians as well as researchers in industry with a focus on cancer, neurobiology and inflammation research.

Cell Death Discovery builds upon the success of Cell Death & Differentiation and Cell Death & Disease in publishing important peer-reviewed original research, timely reviews and editorial commentary.

Why publish in Cell Death Discovery?

  • Fosters dialogue between researchers and clinicians in the science and the industry
  • Has a focus on cancer, neurobiology, and inflammation research
  • High visibility due to open access

About the Editors

Cell Death Discovery has the same editorial team as Cell Death & Differentiation and Cell Death & Disease.

Find out more about the journal's Editors-in-Chief and the Editorial Board.

Aims & Scope

Cell Death Discovery is committed to increasing the reproducibility of research. To this end, in conjunction with its sister journals Cell Death & Differentiation and Cell Death & Disease, Cell Death Discovery provides a unified forum for scientists as well as clinicians and members of the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industry. It is committed to the rapid publication of high quality original papers that relate to these subjects, together with topical, usually solicited, reviews, editorial correspondence and occasional commentaries on controversial and scientifically informative issues.

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.

Citation Impact 2023

  • Journal Impact Factor: 6.1
  • 5-year Journal Impact Factor: 6.0
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.950
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.668

Speed 2023

  • Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 9
  • Submission to acceptance (median days): 101

Usage 2023

  • Downloads: 1,553,360
  • Altmetric mentions: 3,767

More about our metrics


Cell Death Discovery articles are indexed in:

  • PubMed Central
  • Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • DOAJ
  • Google Scholar
  • Scopus


The ISSN (online) number for Cell Death Discovery is 2058-7716.


Read the joint Nature Publishing Group and ADMC Cell Death Discovery press release, announcing the journal's launch.