Journal Information

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Aims and scope

Covering both basic immunology research and clinical applications, Cellular & Molecular Immunology (CMI) provides the latest information and advancements in our understanding of the immunological response of the host, both in vitro and in vivo. Please go to Aims and scope page for more details.

About the Editors

Cellular & Molecular Immunology is led by Editors-in-Chief  Professor Xuetao Cao and Professor Zhigang Tian, please go to  ‘about the editors’ page for further information.

Editorial Board

Cellular & Molecular Immunology's international Editorial Board spans the breadth of the coverage of the journal –read more about the Editorial Board.

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*: 24.1
5-year Impact Factor*: 19.1
Immediacy index*: 5.7
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.02049
Article influence score*: 4.5
Journal Citation Indicator*: 1.99

SNIP**: 2.132
SJR***: 3.545

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

2023 Peer Review Metrics

Submission to first editorial decision: 5 days
Submission to Accept: 79 days

2023 Usage Metrics

Downloads: 1,292,421
Altmetric mentions: 4,366

Abstracted/indexed in

  • CAS
  • Crossref
  • PubMed/PMC
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • SCImago


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Cellular & Molecular Immunology is 1672-7681, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 2042-0226.


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