The multidisciplinary journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences (CMLS) publishes research articles, reviews, CMLS forum reviews and visions & reflections articles covering the latest aspects of biological and biomedical research.

The journal will consider contributions focusing on biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, molecular and cellular aspects of biomedicine, neuroscience, pharmacology and immunology. In addition, CMLS welcomes comments on any article published in CMLS, as well as suggestions for topics to be covered.


Publication Schedule
One volume comprising 24 issues per year

Peer Review
Of all contributions by an international board of experts

Details concerning the submission and publication procedures:

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- Optional Open Access Publication Fee (APC) - USD 3860.- / EURO 3060.- / GBP 2560.-

Why publish with us

  • We are a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles, reviews, and reflections on the latest aspects of biological and biomedical research.
  • Our coverage includes molecular and cellular aspects of biomedicine, cell biology, immunology, neuroscience, biochemistry, and pharmacology.
  • We provide high levels of author satisfaction, with 94% of our published authors reporting that they would definitely or probably publish with us again.

Journal information

  • Klaus Eichmann
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

6.496 (2019)
Impact factor
6.769 (2019)
Five year impact factor
17 days
Submission to first decision
140 days
Submission to acceptance
1,630,266 (2020)

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Journal updates

  • CMLS Forum Reviews

    Find here links to the introductory editorials for the three CMLS Forum Reviews published in 2020. These correspond to issues 1, 3 and 5.

  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Editor's Choice

    Three articles of interest, selected by the Editorial Board of CMLS

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