Journal Information

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 Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), aims to provide an open access platform for scientists to publish their ourstanding original works. 

Why publish in Cell Discovery?

  • Publishes results of high significance and broad interest in molecular and cell biology.
  • Sister journal to Cell Research.
  • Affiliated to Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Aims and Scope

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

About the Partner

Cell Discovery is co-sponsored by Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, CAS, and the Chinese Society for Cell Biology. – find out more.

Editorial Board

The editorial team of Cell Discovery is led by Dr Dangsheng Li – 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®), PubMed Central, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

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.

2022 Citation Metrics

2-year Impact Factor*: 33.5
5-year Impact Factor*: 21.9
Immediacy index*: 3.0
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.01481
Article influence score*: 6.2
Journal Citation Indicator*: 2.06

SNIP**: 2.112
SJR***: 4.179

*2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2023)
**Source-normalized Impact per Paper (Scopus)
***SCImago Journal Rank (Scopus)

2022 Peer Review Metrics

Submission to first editorial decision: 5 days
Submission to Accept: 141 days

2022 Usage Metrics

Downloads: 1,049,534
Altmetric mentions: 31,304


The editorial policies of this publication are determined jointly by its Editorial Board and Springer Nature in accordance with the legal and regulatory requirements of China.