Cell (journal)

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Benjamin Lewin founded Cell in January 1974, under the aegis of MIT Press. He then bought the title and established an independent Cell Press in 1986. [2] In April 1999, Lewin sold Cell Press to Elsevier. [3]

The "Article of the Future" feature was the recipient of a 2011 PROSE Award for Excellence in Biological & Life Sciences presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers. [4]

Impact factor

According to ScienceWatch, the journal was ranked first overall in the category of highest-impact journals (all fields) over 1995–2005 with an average of 161.2 citations per paper. [5] According to the Journal Citation Reports , the journal has a 2020 impact factor of 41.582, ranking it first out of 298 journals in "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology". [6]

Contents and features

In addition to original research articles, 'another section publishes previews, reviews, analytical articles, commentaries, essays, correspondence, current nomenclature lists, glossaries, and schematic diagrams of cellular processes. [1] Features include "PaperClips" (short conversations between a Cell editor and an author exploring the rationale and implications of research findings) [7] and "PaperFlicks" (video summaries of a Cell paper). [7] [8]


Content over 12 months old is freely accessible, starting from the January 1995 issue. [9]


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