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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 the Editor-in-Chief 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.

Why publish with us 

  • Published in partnership with the Center for Excellence in Molecular Cell Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), our journal is ranked in the top quartile of the cell biology journals worldwide.
  • We publish original research that is 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.
  • Our expert and highly responsive editorial team provides a swift and professional service in support of our submitting authors, ensuring high levels of author satisfaction, with 100% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.
  • Publishing on world-renowned Nature platform, we ensure high visibility and efficient promotion of the contents via various channels.

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*: 44.1
5-year Impact Factor*: 39.3
Immediacy index*: 12.4
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.04001
Article influence score*: 12.7
Journal Citation Indicator*: 3.47

SNIP**: 3.826
SJR***: 8.060

*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: 2 days
Submission to Accept: 56 days

2023 Usage Metrics

Downloads: 2,878,092
Altmetric mentions: 4,930

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.


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