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 other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Cell Biology) / CiteScore - Q1 (General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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 22 topical sections.
  • Companion journal: Organoids.
Impact Factor: 7.666 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 7.677 (2021)
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Topic in Antioxidants, Cells, IJMS, Kidney and Dialysis, Oxygen
Nitrative and Oxidative Stress in Cell Death and Human Diseases Topic Editors: Serge P. Bottari, Maria Elena Giordano
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Topic in Biomedicines, Brain Sciences, Cells, IJMS, JCM
Applications of Biomedical Technology and Molecular Biological Approach in Brain Diseases Topic Editors: Andrew Chih Wei Huang, Seong Soo A. An, Bai Chuang Shyu, Muh-Shi Lin, Anna Kozłowska
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Biology, Cancers, Cells, Current Oncology, Immuno, Vaccines
Research Progress of Gynecological Tumor Immunotherapy Topic Editors: Takashi Iwata, Simon Chu, Guanliang Chen
Deadline: 15 May 2023
Topic in Cells, Diseases, IJMS, JCM, Nutrients
Proteins in Health and Diseases: New Knowledge and Practical Applications Topic Editors: José Joaquín Cerón, Alberto Muñoz-Prieto, Vladimir Mrljak, Lorena Franco-Martinez
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Novel Insights into Cannabinoid Receptors, Molecular Targets, and Therapeutic Potentials Guest Editor: Zhao-Hui Song
Deadline: 5 April 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease: New Insights Guest Editor: Ivana Delalle
Deadline: 10 April 2023
Special Issue in Cells
B Lymphocytes in Auto-Inflammatory Diseases Guest Editor: Moncef M. Zouali
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Developmental Origins of Kidney Disease and Targeted Therapeutics Guest Editors: Brooke Chambers, Rebecca Wingert
Deadline: 15 May 2023
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
Tumor Metabolism and Therapy Collection Editors: Guohui Sun, Jianhua Wang
Topical Collection in Cells
Molecular signaling, Circuit Neuroplasticity and the Cognitive Function Collection Editor: Francisco Monje
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