Protein & Cell publishes original research articles, reviews, and commentaries concerning the latest developments in multidisciplinary areas in biology and biomedicine, with an emphasis on protein and cell research.

Subject areas include biochemistry/biophysics, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, oncology, protein science, structural biology and translational medicine. In addition, Protein & Cell addresses research highlights, news and views, and commentaries covering research policies and funding trends in China, and provides a forum to foster academic exchange among researchers across different fields of the life sciences.

Protein & Cell is a peer-reviewed open access journal published monthly. The open access fees (article-processing charges) for this journal are kindly sponsored by Higher Education Press, Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Biophysical Society of China. Authors can publish in the journal without any additional charges.

  • Provides a forum to foster academic exchange among researchers across different fields of the life sciences
  • Presents research highlights, news and views, and commentaries covering research policies and funding trends in China
  • Covers the latest developments in multidisciplinary areas in biology and biomedicine, emphasizing protein and cell research

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Zihe Rao
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Open Access. Learn about OA at Springer

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10.164 (2019)
Impact factor
7.978 (2019)
Five year impact factor
565,921 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1674-8018
Print ISSN
1674-800X
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Co-publication with Higher Education Press
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  1. BIOSIS
  2. Biological Abstracts
  3. CNKI
  4. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
  6. Chinese Science Citation Database
  7. DOAJ
  8. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  9. EBSCO STM Source
  10. EMBASE
  11. EMBiology
  12. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  13. Medline
  14. Meta
  15. Pathway Studio
  16. ProQuest Biological Science Database
  17. ProQuest Central
  18. ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  19. ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  20. ProQuest Medical Database
  21. ProQuest Natural Science Collection
  22. ProQuest Pharma Collection
  23. ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  24. PubMedCentral
  25. Reaxys
  26. SCImago
  27. SCOPUS
  28. Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  29. UGC-CARE List (India)
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