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BMC Series Focus Issues

April: Genome editing

To commemorate World DNA Day celebrated annually on 25th of April, read this month's selection of articles on genome editing from across the BMC Series Journals.

Featured article: Violet and blue light can halt bacterial growth

In a recent article published by BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, Najjar  et al, demonstrate that bacterial cell growth can be stopped by standard violet (405 nm) and blue light (CFP) (445-457 nm), but is largely unaffected by green light (YFP).  Please click the title to find out more.


  1. Authors: Mandana Mohyeddin Bonab, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fatemeh Talebian, Syed Hamid Ghaffari, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh and Behrouz Nikbin

    Content type: Research article

Aims and scope

BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, formerly known as BMC Cell Biology, is an open access journal that considers articles on all aspects of both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell and molecular biology, including structural and functional cell biology, DNA and RNA in a cellular context and biochemistry, as well as research using both the experimental and theoretical aspects of physics to study biological processes and investigations into the structure of biological macromolecules.


  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

Manuscript Editor

  • Dylan Smith , BioMed Central

Assistant Editor

  • Alexandria Latto, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Matthias Falk, Lehigh University
  • Xuejun Jiang, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Andrew Koff, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

We are recruiting!

We are currently looking for new Associate Editors to join our team of academic editors, assessing manuscripts in the field of molecular and cell biology.  We are particularly interested in hearing from researchers specializing in archaeal and prokaryote biology, protein folding or structure and function of macromolecules but all applications will be considered. 

Journal Sections

Transcription and translation
Structure and function of macromolecules
Cell cycle and cell division
Membrane processes/transport
Protein folding, proteasome, degradation
Cell death
Molecular basis of disease

Matthias Falk, Section Editor

Matthias Falk, PhD is Professor for Cell Biology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University, USA. His research investigates the biosynthesis, structure and function of gap junctions, plasma membrane channels that provide direct cell-to-cell communication and physical cell-cell adhesion. 

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact

    3.485 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.227 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.857 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.403 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)