About the Journal

Cell Discovery is an open access international journal that publishes results of high significance and broad interest in all areas of molecular and cell biology. Cell Discovery is established in 2015 as a sister journal of the high profile international journal Cell Research.

Cell Discovery, published by Springer Nature in partnership with the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), aims to provide an open access platform for scientists to publish their high quality works. 

Aims and Scope

Find out further information on the journal aims and scope here.

About the Partner

Cell Discovery is co-sponsored by Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, SIBS, CAS, Shanghai Information Center for Life Sciences, SIBS, CAS, and the Chinese Society for Cell Biology. – find out more.

Editorial Board

The editorial team of Cell Discovery is led by Dr Gang Pei, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences – visit the ‘about the editors’ page for further information.

Abstracted & Indexed in

Cell Discovery is now abstracted and indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Article and 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 2017 journal metrics for Cell Discovery are as follows:

2-Year Impact Factor

5-year Impact Factor

Immediacy index

 Eigenfactor® score

Article Influence Score







60/190 Cell Biology

2017 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)