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Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

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Open access


Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS) is a multidisciplinary Open Access journal covering the latest aspects of biological and biomedical research.

  • Publishes articles covering molecular and cellular aspects of biomedicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, cancer biology, and immunology.
  • Dedicated sections include: Cancer Biology, Signaling Pathways and Cellular Metabolism, Infection and Immunity.
  • Rapid editorial decision.
  • International Editorial Board and readership, with over three million articles downloaded each year.
  • Regular Topical Collections open for submission – see “Collections and calls for papers” on the sidebar.


  • Roberto Bruzzone,
  • Jean-Leon Thomas
Impact factor
8.0 (2022)
5 year impact factor
8.7 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
11 days
3,369,643 (2023)

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  • Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences is now fully open access!

    We are excited to announce that Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences has now become a fully open access (OA) journal as of January 2024. This means that we will only be publishing articles as Open Access meaning content will be and freely available to readers worldwide, enabling the widest possible dissemination and reuse. 

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  2. BFI List
  4. Baidu
  5. CAB Abstracts
  7. CNKI
  9. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  10. Chimica
  11. Current Contents/Life Sciences
  12. Dimensions
  13. EBSCO
  14. EMBASE
  15. EMBiology
  16. Google Scholar
  17. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  18. Medline
  19. Meta
  20. Naver
  21. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  22. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  23. Pathway Studio
  24. Portico
  25. ProQuest
  26. PubMedCentral
  27. Reaction Citation Index
  28. Reaxys
  29. SCImago
  30. SCOPUS
  31. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  32. TD Net Discovery Service
  33. UGC-CARE List (India)
  34. Wanfang
  35. Zoological Record
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