Cells is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, journal of cell biology, molecular biology, and biophysics, published semimonthly online by MDPI. The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM), Signal Transduction Society (STS), Nordic Autophagy Society (NAS), Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy (SEHH) and Society for Regenerative Medicine (Russian Federation) (RPO) are affiliated with Cells and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within ScopusSCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, MEDLINE, PMC, CAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Cell Biology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Sections: published in twelve topical sections.
Impact Factor: 6.600 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.663 (2020)
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Topic in Antioxidants, Cells, IJMS
Cellular Redox Homeostasis Editor-in-Chief: Edward E. Schmidt
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Biomolecules, Cancers, Cells, Current Oncology, Onco
Adaptation Mechanisms in Therapy-Resistant Breast Cancer Deadline: 31 July 2022
Topic in Cells, IJMS, JCM, JPM, Pharmaceutics
Cystic Fibrosis Deadline: 31 August 2022
Topic in Applied Sciences, Bioengineering, Cells, Micromachines
Bioreactors for Advanced Cell Culture, (Nano)toxicity, Regenerative Medicine and Organ Bioengineering Deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue in Cells
New Aspects of Targeting Cancer Metabolism in Therapeutic Approach Guest Editor: Soo-Youl Kim
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Immunomodulatory Factors in Host Defense Guest Editor: Reiko Shinkura
Deadline: 15 February 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Vesicular Trafficking Meets Nuclear Transport Guest Editors: Gualtiero Alvisi, Lucia Paolini, Annalisa Radeghieri
Deadline: 10 March 2022
Special Issue in Cells
Neurobiology of Depression: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Guest Editors: Marta Dziedzicka-Wasylewska, Agata Faron-Górecka
Deadline: 15 March 2022
Topical Collection in Cells
Non-human Chromosome Analysis Collection Editor: Darren Griffin
Topical Collection in Cells
Role of Autophagy in Viral Infection Collection Editor: Grant R. Campbell
Topical Collection in Cells
Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor (FGFR) Signaling Pathway in Cancer and Inflammation Collection Editors: Antoni Wiedlocha, Malgorzata Zakrzewska
Topical Collection in Cells
Stem Cell Application in Infertility Collection Editors: Eunju Kang, Jongki Cho
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