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Current Opinion in Cell Biology

IMPACT FACTOR: 10.015
5-Year Impact Factor: 8.512
Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Cell Biology

Current Opinion in Cell Biology aims to stimulate scientifically grounded, interdisciplinary, multi-scale debate and exchange of ideas. It contains polished, concise and timely reviews and opinions, with particular emphasis on those articles published in the past two years. In addition to describing recent trends, the authors are encouraged to give their subjective opinion of the topics discussed.

In Current Opinion in Cell Biology we help the reader by providing in a systematic manner:

1. The views of experts on current advances in their field in a clear and readable form.
2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications

Current Opinion in Cell Biology will serve as an invaluable source of information for researchers, lecturers, teachers, professionals, policy makers and students.

Division of the subject into sections

The subject of Cell Biology is divided into six themed sections, each of which is reviewed once a year.

Cell architecture
Cell signalling
Cell Nucleus
Membrane Trafficking
Cell dynamics
Cell differentiation and disease

Selection of topics to be reviewed

Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasised. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected. The Editorial Board provides support to the Editors and the Section Editors with their comments and suggestions on names and topics.

Review articles in Current Opinion in Cell Biology are by invitation only.

Review Articles

Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous two years.

Editorial Overview

Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.

This successful format has made Current Opinion in Cell Biology one of the most highly regarded and highly cited review journals in the field.

Best Cited over the last year.

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ROS-dependent signal transduction

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 8-13
Colleen R. Reczek | Navdeep S. Chandel

AMPK: Positive and negative regulation, and its role in whole-body energy homeostasis

Volume 33, Issue , 01 January 2015, Pp 1-7
D. Grahame Hardie

Rho GTPase signalling in cell migration

Volume 36, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 103-112
Anne J. Ridley

Modes of cancer cell invasion and the role of the microenvironment

Volume 36, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 13-22
Andrew G. Clark | Danijela Matic Vignjevic

Extracellular vesicles shuffling intercellular messages: For good or for bad

Volume 35, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 69-77
Alessandra Lo Cicero | Philip D. Stahl | Graça Raposo

mTOR signaling in cellular and organismal energetics

Volume 33, Issue 1, 01 January 2015, Pp 55-66
Verena Albert | Michael N. Hall

Secretory autophagy

Volume 35, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 106-116
Marisa Ponpuak | Michael A. Mandell | Tomonori Kimura | Santosh Chauhan | Cédric Cleyrat | Vojo Deretic

Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis: Yes, no, maybe?

Volume 43, Issue , 01 December 2016, Pp 7-13
Maren Diepenbruck | Gerhard Christofori

PINK1/Parkin-mediated mitophagy in mammalian cells

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 95-101
Akinori Eiyama | Koji Okamoto

Acetyl-CoA and the regulation of metabolism: Mechanisms and consequences

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 125-131
Lei Shi | Benjamin P. Tu

Regulation of integrin-mediated adhesions

Volume 36, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 41-47
Daniel V. Iwamoto | David A. Calderwood

Cytoskeletal crosstalk: When three different personalities team up

Volume 32, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 39-47
Florian Huber | Adeline Boire | Magdalena Preciado López | Gijsje H. Koenderink

Filopodia in cell adhesion, 3D migration and cancer cell invasion

Volume 36, Issue , 01 October 2015, Pp 23-31
Guillaume Jacquemet | Hellyeh Hamidi | Johanna Ivaska

Nuclear bodies: The emerging biophysics of nucleoplasmic phases

Volume 34, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 23-30
Lian Zhu | Clifford P. Brangwynne

Lipid-dependent regulation of the unfolded protein response

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 67-73
Romain Volmer | David Ron

Intermediate filament mechanics in vitro and in the cell: From coiled coils to filaments, fibers and networks

Volume 32, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 82-91
Sarah Köster | David A. Weitz | Robert D. Goldman | Ueli Aebi | Harald Herrmann

Mitochondrial division and fusion in metabolism

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 111-118
Madhuparna Roy | P. Hemachandra Reddy | Miho Iijima | Hiromi Sesaki

Keratins in health and disease

Volume 32, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 73-81
Diana M. Toivola | Peter Boor | Catharina Alam | Pavel Strnad

PPARs and ERRs: Molecular mediators of mitochondrial metabolism

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 49-54
Weiwei Fan | Ronald Evans

PRC2 mediated H3K27 methylations in cellular identity and cancer

Volume 37, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 42-48
Eric Conway | Evan Healy | Adrian P. Bracken

The life cycle of lipid droplets

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 119-124
Hayaa F. Hashemi | Joel M. Goodman

What is the DNA repair defect underlying Fanconi anemia?

Volume 37, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 49-60
Julien P. Duxin | Johannes C. Walter

Membrane contact sites, gateways for lipid homeostasis

Volume 33, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 82-87
Sujoy Lahiri | Alexandre Toulmay | William A. Prinz

Lipid droplet-organelle interactions: Emerging roles in lipid metabolism

Volume 35, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 91-97
Antonio Daniel Barbosa | David B. Savage | Symeon Siniossoglou