The journal maintains a rapid turnaround for the benefit of authors and readers, and our downloads and citations continue to increase. We present information on turnaround times and for several key journal indicators.

Turnaround times

Median submission to first decision: 21 days
Median acceptance to publication: 19 days

Citation indices

Latest available data

Journal Impact Factor (2017): 2.391; Rank: 130/192; JCR Category: Cell Biology
CiteScore (2017): 2.12
SJR (2017): 1.138
SNIP (2017): 0.80

Historical data

Journal Impact Factor (Clarivate Analytics)

CiteScore (Elsevier)




Source normalized impact per paper (CWTS)