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Aims and scope

Cell & Bioscience, the official journal of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all areas of life science research.

Call for Papers: Dietary Contributions to Hepatic Diseases and Cancer

The journal is calling for submissions to our new collection on Dietary Contributions to Hepatic Diseases and Cancer (Guest Edited by Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan, Huiping Zhou, and Alfred Sze-Lok Cheng). 

This collection invites submissions that explore the intersections of diet, nutrition, metabolic liver diseases, and cancer. We welcome original research or review papers that provide insights into the basic, translational, and clinical aspects of metabolic liver diseases and cancer.

Submit your work here

Dr Yun-Fai Chris Lau, Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemDr Lau is a Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Research Career Scientist of the San Francisco VA Health Care System. After serving as a founding Associate Editor of the Editorial Board, he has been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Cell & Bioscience, effective January 1, 2020. Dr Lau received his B.A. in Chemistry from the Harpur College at the Binghamton University in 1973, and his M.Sc. in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1979 in Cell Biology from the M.D. Anderson-UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Science at Houston, Texas.  Dr Lau is interested in understanding the functions of genes on the male-specific Y chromosome and their X-homologues in sex determination and sex differences in human diseases and cancers, using molecular genetics, genomics and transgenic strategies. Read more about Dr Lau here.

Introducing our Associate Editors-in-Chief

New Content ItemProf Dong-Yan Jin: Prof Jin did his PhD study with Prof. Yun-De Hou at the State Key Laboratory for Molecular Virology in Beijing in 1986-1991. He received postdoctoral training with Dr. Kuan-Teh Jeang at the NIAID, NIH in 1994-1999. He joined the University of Hong Kong in 1999 and is now Clare and Lawrence Fok Professor in Precision Medicine. He is molecular virologist with an interest on viral oncogenesis and innate antiviral response. Read more about Prof Jin here.

Lin MeiDr. Lin Mei: Dr.  Mei is Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosciences; Allen C. Holmes Professor; and Director, Cleveland Brain Health Initiative, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Mei graduated from Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang University. After earning PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at University of Arizona, he went to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for postdoctoral training. Dr. Mei is interested in synapse formation and plasticity. Read more about Dr. Mei here.

New Content ItemDr Ying E Zhang: Dr. Zhang is a Senior Investigator of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Zhang received her B.A. in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Peking University, Beijing, China, and her Ph.D. in Biomolecular Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2000, she joined the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health to continue her research in TGF-beta signaling using a combination of biochemical, genomic and and mouse genetic approaches. Read more about Dr Zhang here.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 6.1
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 7.0
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.129
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.836

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 20
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 121

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,490,056
    Altmetric mentions: 1,979