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When you choose to publish with PLOS, your research makes an impact. Make your work accessible to all, without restrictions, and accelerate scientific discovery with options like preprints and published peer review that make your work more Open.

Cell Biology

Empowering a community publishing articles in all areas of Cell Biology, including cell death, cytosketal dynamics, autophagy and proteostasis, cell cycle and growth, cell adhesion and motility, cell signalling, cellular trafficking, organelle biology, and much more.

To date, PLOS has published over 7,508 articles in Cell Biology, with more than 184,919 citations and with authors in 82 countries.

At PLOS, we put researchers and research first.

Our expert editorial boards collaborate with reviewers to provide accurate assessment that readers can trust. Authors have a choice of journals, publishing outputs, and tools to open their science to new audiences and get credit. We collaborate to make science, and the process of publishing science, fair, equitable, and accessible for the whole community.


PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine.

Rigorously reported, peer reviewed and immediately available without restrictions, promoting the widest readership and impact possible. We encourage you to consider the journal’s scope before submission, as they are all editorially independent and specialized in their publication criteria and breadth of content.

Stem Cell Plasticity in Tissue Repair and Regeneration

Visit our PLOS ONE collection that highlights a range of papers chosen by our expert Guest Editors. This collection aims to assemble interdisciplinary research articles that cover basic, translational and clinical research focusing on the role of stem cells in tissue repair and regeneration.

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Reproducibility is important for the future of science.

PLOS is Open so that everyone can read, share, and reuse the research we publish. Underlying our commitment to Open Science is our data availability policy which ensures every piece of your research is accessible and replicable. We also go beyond that, empowering authors to preregister their research, and publish protocols, negative and null results, and more.

I began to seriously think about open science when I started my own lab and had complete freedom on where I could submit manuscripts. I believe strongly that all research should be available to all people, especially when that research is funded by the public.
Adam Kwiatkowski
Adam Kwiatkowski
Department of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

In 2020, PLOS articles were referenced an estimated 107,840 times by media outlets around the world. Read Cell Biology articles that made the news.

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How can we increase adoption of open research practices?
Geometric shapes in shades of purple

Researchers are satisfied with their ability to share their own research data but may struggle with accessing other researchers’ data. Therefore, to increase data sharing in a findable and accessible way, PLOS will focus on better integrating existing data repositories and promoting their benefits rather than creating new solutions.

Imagining a transformed scientific publication landscape
Ocean waves and view to the horizon

Open Science is not a finish line, but rather a means to an end. An underlying goal behind the movement towards Open Science is to conduct and publish more reliable and thoroughly reported research.

Editors' picks
2020 written with fireworks in the background

Here, PLOS ONE Staff Editors from the different subject teams reflect on the past year choosing some of their favorite research. From research on plastic pollution to improving prognosis predictions for patients with cancer, we hope that these selections will have something of interest for everyone.  

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