Molecular cell impact factor

Here in this post, apart from Molecular 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 Molecular Cell Journal

Molecular Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers research on cell biology at the molecular level, with an emphasis on new mechanistic insights. It was established in 1997 and is published two times per month. 

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Molecular 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

Molecular Cell Nature Impact Factor (2019-2022)

  • Molecular Cell Impact Factor 2017 – 14.248
  • Molecular Cell Impact Factor 2018 – 14.548
  • Molecular Cell Impact Factor 2019 – 15.584
  • Molecular Cell Impact Factor 2020 – 17.970
  • Molecular Cell Impact Factor 2021 – 19.328 (updated 29 June 2022)

Molecular Cell Impact Factor 2022

Molecular Cell H-index

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.

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The h index of Molecular Cell Journal is 414, which means among all the published articles in this journal, 414 of these publications have received at least 414 citations each.

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Molecular Cell CiteScore

CiteScore (CS) of an academic journal is a measure reflecting the yearly average number of citations to recent articles published in that journal.

Molecular 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.

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Molecular Cell Editorial Board Members

Below are the latest editorial board members of Molecular Cell

Brian Plosky – Editor-in-Chief

  • Krista Bledsoe – Scientific Editor
  • Megha Gulati – Scientific Editor
  • Rebecca Eccles – Scientific Editor
  • Jason Godfrey – Scientific Editor
  • Sara Miller – Scientific Editor
  • Bryan Harada – Scientific Editor

Molecular Cell Publication Fee

Molecular Cell is a gold open-access journal. The publication fee for Molecular Cell is $8,900 (excluding taxes).

Molecular Cell Review Time

Molecular Cell prioritizes rapid publication and uses single-blind peer review, which is standard across Cell Press journals.

Initial decision to review3–5 days after submission
Decision after review3–4 weeks after submission
Anticipated timeframe for suggested revisions 2–3 months (with flexibility if needed)
Time to online publication3–5 weeks after acceptance

Molecular 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.”

Please use the style shown below for references. Note that “et al.” should only be used after ten authors.

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.

Molecular Cell Endnote Style

You can download the Molecular Cell Endnote Style and Molecular Cell Zotero Style

Molecular Cell Abbreviation

The ISO 4 standard abbreviation for abstracting, indexing and referencing purposes of Molecular Cell is “MOL CELL

Molecular 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 Molecular Cell journal is 13.06%

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