Here in this post, apart from Cell Impact Factor, I have tried to compile all the necessary information a research scholar would seek before publishing an article in the journal.
About Cell Journal
Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research papers across a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences.
The journal was established in 2012 and is the first open-access journal published by Cell Press.
Cell Impact Factor
Impact Factor (IF) or often called journal impact factor (JIF) is an index provided by an analytics company named Clarivate. The impact factor is calculated by dividing the number of times the articles are cited in the last two years by the total number of publications in those two years.
- Total Citations in 2020 and 2021 = 500
- Total Number of Publications in 2020 and 2021 = 100
- Impact Factor of the Journal in 2022 = 500/100 = 5
Cell Impact Factor (2019-2022)
- Cell Impact Factor 2017 – 31.398
- Cell Impact Factor 2018 – 36.216
- Cell Impact Factor 2019 – 38.637
- Cell Impact Factor 2020 – 41.582
- Cell Impact Factor 2021 – 66.85 (updated 29 June 2022)
Cell Impact Factor 2022
The h index is a metric for evaluating the cumulative impact of an author’s scholarly output and performance; measures quantity with quality by comparing publications to citations.
The h index of Cell Journal is 814, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 814 of these publications have received at least 814 citations each.
Cell Journal Metrics
CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2018||25.247|
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2019||25.919|
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2020||30.057|
|Cites / Doc. (3 years)||2021||42.409|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2018||23.954|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2019||26.063|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2020||27.262|
|Cites / Doc. (2 years)||2021||45.003|
Cell SCImago Rank
The SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) indicator is a measure of the scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where the citations come from.
|Year||SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)|
Cell Editorial Board Members
There are 20 Section Editors and more than 1500 Editorial Board members in Cell.
Editor-in-chief | John Pham
Deputy Editor | Sri Narasimhan, Lara Szewczak
Leading Edge Editor – Nicole Neuman
- Scott Behie
- Rita S. Cha
- Jia Cheng
- Sarah Geisler
- Luis Gomes
- Ann Goldstein
- Cheri Sirois
- Jiaying Tan
- Miao-Chih Tsai
- Steve Webster
- Yang Yang
- Emma Yee
Cell Publication Fee
Cell is an open-access journal. The publication fee for Cell is £7,800, €8,500, $9,900 (excluding taxes).
Cell Review Time
Cell prioritizes rapid publication and uses single-blind peer review, which is standard across Cell Press journals.
|Initial decision to review||3–5 days after submission|
|Decision after review||3–4 weeks after submission|
|Anticipated timeframe for suggested revisions||2–3 months (with flexibility if needed)|
|Time to online publication||3–5 weeks after acceptance|
Cell Reference Style
In-text citations should be written in Harvard style and not numbered, e.g., “Smith et al., 2015; Smith and Jones, 2015.”
Article in a periodical: Sondheimer, N., and Lindquist, S. (2000). Rnq1: an epigenetic modifier of protein function in yeast. Mol. Cell 5, 163–172. 10.1016/S1097-2765(00)80412-8.
Article on a preprint server or other repository: De Virgilio, C., Hatakeyama, R., Péli-Gulli, M.-P., Hu, Z., Jaquenoud, M., Osuna, G.M.G., Sardu, A., and Dengjel, J. (2018). Spatially distinct pools of TORC1 balance protein homeostasis. Preprint at Mendeley Data, 10.17632/m9s42s94fc.1.
Article in a book: King, S.M. (2003). Dynein motors: Structure, mechanochemistry and regulation. In Molecular Motors, M. Schliwa, ed. (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH), pp. 45–78.
An entire book: Cowan, W.M., Jessell, T.M., and Zipursky, S.L. (1997). Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development (Oxford University Press).
Websites: United Nations. Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/energy.
Cell Endnote Style
The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes of Cell is “CELL“
Cell Acceptance Rate
The acceptance rate of a journal is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published.
The average acceptance rate of Cell journal is 11%
Cell Indexed in
Science is indexed in Scopus, SCImago, Web of Science, and UGC journal ranking