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), 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 18.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 6.0 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 6.7 (2022)
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Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, CIMB, IJMS, JMP, Molecules, Proteomes
Metalloproteins and Metalloenzymes Topic Editors: Eugene A. Permyakov, Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Topic in Cells, Epigenomes, Genes, IJMS, IJTM
Stem Cell Differentiation and Applications Topic Editors: Hiroyuki Hirai, Haiyun Pei, Atsushi Asakura
Deadline: 20 October 2023
Topic in Cancers, Cells, Diagnostics, Future Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics
New Molecular Targets and Novel Strategies in Drug Development to Prevent Relapse in Acute Leukemia Topic Editors: Oxana Dobrovinskaya, Ivan Delgado-Enciso
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, Cancers, Cells, JMP, Organoids, IJMS, Molecules
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Cancers: Breast Cancer Topic Editors: Yi Huang, Qun Zhou
Deadline: 5 November 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Autophagy in Parkinson's Disease Guest Editor: Cristine Alves Da Costa
Deadline: 1 September 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Its Regeneration Guest Editor: Hideki Sudo
Deadline: 10 September 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Myasthenia Gravis and Innate Immunity—Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Pia Bernasconi Guest Editors: Paola Cavalcante, Renato Mantegazza
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in Cells
Neurological Symptoms and COVID-19 Pandemic Guest Editors: Nicola Montemurro, Luca Ricciardi, Alba Scerrati
Deadline: 10 October 2023
Topical Collection in Cells
Lamins and Laminopathies Collection Editor: Thomas Dechat
Topical Collection in Cells
Hedgehog Signal Transduction in Physiology and Disease Collection Editor: Natalia Riobo-Del Galdo
Topical Collection in Cells
Rho GTPases in Health and Disease Collection Editor: Cord Brakebusch
Topical Collection in Cells
Cilia and Flagella: Structure, Function and Beyond Collection Editors: William Tsang, Gang Dong
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