Cell Press Media Kit | Structure

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the 2009 Cell Press media kit. Whether you are an occasional advertiser or a long-time client, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of the Cell Press family of journals.

Now entering our 35th year, the Cell brand continues to be synonymous with excellence in scientific publishing, featuring papers that are exciting enough to capture attention at the time of publication and rigorous enough to withstand the test of time.

This excellence is highlighted in the 2007 Impact Factors, which rank Cell as cell biology’s top research journal with an Impact Factor of 29.9, and show continued growth in average citations over 2005 and 2006. This growth reflects the fact that Cell is increasingly capturing the most important, influential and cutting-edge research in the life sciences and is therefore a must-read for decision makers and lab chiefs.

Also at the top of their respective categories are Trends in Ecology & Evolution (#1 in Evolutionary Biology at 14.8), and Trends in Cognitive Science (#1 in Experimental Psychology at 9.4).

The 2007 Impact Factors reflect continued growth for Cell Metabolism and Immunity, notable increases for Trends in Biochemical Sciences and Trends in Cell Biology, and a high ranking for all 27 Cell Press journals.

In January 2008, the Cell Press portfolio grew—as did our audience—when we began publishing the 14 Trends reviews journals and The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG), the monthly journal of the American Society of Human Genetics. The Trends integration and our partnership with AJHG strengthen our commitment to fostering scientific communication through the publication of exciting research and reviews.

Concurrently, new features available only online broadened the interactive experience for our readers. In addition to incorporating videos and animations into research articles, Cell launched PaperClips, which present short conversations between the Cell editor and author exploring the rationale and implications of the findings in one or two highlighted papers per issue. In just a few short months, this innovative new format has developed a steady following of more than 1,500 listeners per issue.

Our quarterly Podcasts were reformatted to include a roundup of exciting research highlights published throughout all the Cell Press research journals, and are currently listened to by more than 15,000 scientists. Neuron and Molecular Cell began offering Featured Topics online, which present a selection of recent articles and free reviews from multiple Cell Press journals, focused on a particular topic.

Looking ahead to 2009, the Cell Press family will grow again with the addition of our second society-owned title, Biophysical Journal, the premier semi-monthly journal of the Biophysical Society. Our new partnership with the Biophysical Society, coupled with the editorial strengths and scope of its journal, provide an excellent opportunity for a balance of fruitful new synergies in our common areas of expertise, and exciting expansions into new disciplines.

Our continued growth provides greater breadth and depth for your advertising messages. In addition to print and online solutions in our journals, we are happy to offer advertisers an enhanced range of opportunities to reach their target audience. These include Meeting Sponsorships, Supplements, Podcasts and Snapshots.

We are also very excited about the launch of the new cell.com, which will further the integration of our growing portfolio by housing all 28 titles under the same domain name. As advertisers, you now have the option of selling across the whole website, including the Trends journals and our society titles, or choosing specialty areas such as Cell Biology, Neuroscience, and Molecular Medicine. The revamped websites will also feature an additional ad position and in the near future will allow for Featured Advertisers.

Through these upcoming additions and enhancements, we will continue to uphold the original mission of Cell Press, by publishing exciting research and reviews delivered to the most influential readers in life science.

I would once again like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. I expect 2009 to be another exciting and dynamic year for Cell Press, and I wish you all the best in your endeavors.


Emilie Marcus, PhD
Editor in Chief
Cell Press