Cell Discovery， published by Nature Publishing Group in partnership with the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences （SIBS）， Chinese Academy of Sciences （CAS）， aims to provide an open access platform for scientists to publish their high quality works. The basic bar of acceptance is comparable to prestigious society journals in the respective field of the work.
Cell Discovery publishes results of significance and originality in all areas of molecular and cell biology， including （but not limited to） the following topics:
cell growth and differentiation
plant cell biology
epigenetics and transcription
As a general guideline， the basic acceptance standard of Cell Discovery is comparable to prestigious society journals in the respective field of the work.
The journal has an international authorship and a broad scope in basic life sciences， and is a valued member of NPG’s highly respected family of Molecular Cell Biology journals.