Metrics

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

JCR Category: Cell Biology
Journal Impact Factor (2018): 3.500; Rank: 96/193; 2nd quartile
CiteScore (2018): 2.84
SJR (2018): 1.859
SNIP (2018): 1.04

Historical data

Journal Impact Factor (Clarivate Analytics)


CiteScore (Elsevier)


SJR (SJR)


Source normalized impact per paper (CWTS)