Molecular Cell
Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics

Molecular Cell

Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United States
Journal ISSN: 10972765, 10974164
Publisher: Cell Press
History: 1997-ongoing
Journal Hompage: Link
How to Get Published:

Research Categories


Molecular Cell is a companion to Cell, the leading journal of biology and the highest-impact journal in the world. Launched in December 1997 and published monthly, Molecular Cell defines the field of molecular biology with a relatively small number of significant papers, up to 15 articles per issue. Coverage will extend from structure to human diseases, concentrating on molecular analyses. Topics that will be represented in the first issues include gene expression, RNA processing, replication, recombination and repair, structure, chaperones, receptors, signal transduction, cell cycle, and tumorigenesis.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

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SCR Impact Factor

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SCR Journal Ranking

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SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


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Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    11.855 13.708 14.139
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    15.628 16.104 16.927
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    13.326 14.5 14.526
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    12.374 12.589 12.906
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    11.989 12.484 12.882
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    12.045 13.001 13.044
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    12.992 13.277 12.962
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    13.048 12.909 12.764
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    12.327 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    12.379 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    13.295 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    12.056 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    12.153 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    13.284 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    11.561 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    11.872 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    12.519 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    13.541 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    14.717 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    14.497 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    16.169 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    16.675 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    18.379 NA NA
Note: impact factor data for reference only




Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)

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The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


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H-Index History