About the Journal

On this page: Aims & scope | About the Editors |  Editorial Board | Journal Metrics | Abstracted/indexed in | ISSN and eISSN | Newsfeeds Disclaimer

Aims and scope

The Cell Research (CR) publishes original research results that are of unusual significance or broad conceptual or technical advances in all areas of life sciences, as long as the study is closely related to molecular and cell biology. Please go to Aims and scope page for more details.

About the Editors

Cell Research is led by Editor-in-Chief Gang Pei and the Deputy Editor Dangsheng Li, please go to  about the editors’ page for further information.

Editorial Board

Cell Research'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.

The 2017 journal metrics for Cell Research are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor 5-year Impact Factor Immediacy index Eigenfactor® score Article Influence Score Rank
15.393 15.973 5.289


6.644 10/190 Cell Biology

2017 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Abstracted/indexed in

Index Medicus/Medline/PubMed
Science Citation Index
Current Contents-life Sciences
SciSearch and ISI Web of Science
Chemical Abstracts
Chinainfo (CD & Web)
CJFD (CD & Web)


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Cell Research is 1001-0602
and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1748-7838.


Cell Research now provides its latest table of contents as an RSS web feed. This allows users with an RSS reader to receive automatic updates whenever new content is added to these pages.

Receive Cell Research's current issue table of contents.

Receive Cell Research's AOP table of contents.

Find out more about RSS feeds, how to download an RSS reader and see all the newsfeeds offered by Springer Nature.


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.