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Basic Journal Info

Country: United States
Journal ISSN: 00928674, 10974172
Publisher: Cell Press
History: 1974-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link

Impact Factor Ranking




For more than 30 years, top international researchers have relied on Cell to publish high impact papers that have come to form the foundation of contemporary life science research. Founded by Benjamin Lewin (author of Genes), Cell remains at the forefront of exciting developments in biology, continually redefining the important areas of science with cutting edge papers. Published biweekly, Cell includes original research articles of exceptional significance in areas including molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer research, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, plant biology, structural biology and virology.

Cell | Journal Impact factor 2023 Trends

Impact Factor Trend 2000 - 2023

Impact Factor

The impact factor (IF) or journal impact factor (JIF) of an academic journal is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. In other words, the impact factor of 2022 is the average of the number of cited publications divided by the citable publications of a journal. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Normally, journals with higher impact factors are often deemed to have more influence than those with lower ones. However, the science community has also noted that review articles typically are more citable than research articles.Here you can check the journal performance trends based on last 20 years of data, also check the latest journal citation reports 2023. Also Check H-Index, SCImago journal rank and journal impact factor 2023.

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Impact Factor History

  • 2022/2023 Impact Factor 64.5
  • 2021 Impact Factor 66.85
  • 2020 Impact Factor 41.582
  • 2019 Impact Factor 36.216
  • 2018 Impact Factor 27.353
  • 2017 Impact Factor 24.825
  • 2016 Impact Factor 25.173
  • 2015 Impact Factor 25.929
  • 2014 Impact Factor 27.825
  • 2013 Impact Factor 27.962
  • 2012 Impact Factor 26.323
  • 2011 Impact Factor 25.498
  • 2010 Impact Factor 24.857
  • 2009 Impact Factor 21.998
  • 2008 Impact Factor 21.259
  • 2007 Impact Factor 21.209
  • 2006 Impact Factor 23.009
  • 2005 Impact Factor 24.575
  • 2004 Impact Factor 26.223
  • 2003 Impact Factor 27.141
  • 2002 Impact Factor 27.594
  • 2001 Impact Factor 29.135
  • 2000 Impact Factor 31.690

Note: impact factor data for reference only

Other Journal Impact Indicator

Any journal impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. That’s why every year, scholars review current metrics to improve upon them and sometimes come up with new ones. There are also other factors to sider for example, H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR (SCImago Journal Rank Indicator) and SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper). Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed.

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications



SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of 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 such citations come from.



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