Apoptosis is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the rapid publication of innovative basic and clinically-oriented investigations into programmed cell death. It aims to stimulate research on the basis of mechanisms of apoptosis and on its role in various human disease processes including: cancer, autoimmune disease, viral infection, AIDS, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, osteoporosis and ageing. The editors intend to encourage the development of clinical therapies against apoptosis-related diseases.

  • Stimulates research on the basis of mechanisms of apoptosis and on its role in various human disease processes
  • Investigates links to cancer, autoimmune disease, viral infection, AIDS, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, osteoporosis and ageing
  • Encourages development of clinical therapies against apoptosis-related diseases
  • 90% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Arjan W. Griffioen,
  • Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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4.677 (2020)
Impact factor
4.857 (2020)
Five year impact factor
16 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
247,046 (2021)
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1573-675X
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1360-8185
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