These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate Cell Reports as a Pro-Science journal. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Journal
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Cell Reports is a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by Cell Press that covers the Cell Journals portfolio. According to its about page, “Cell Reports publishes high-quality papers across the entire life sciences spectrum. The primary criterion for publication in Cell Reports is new biological insight.”
Cell Press, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, publishes over 50 scientific journals. Cell Press Journals are 50% open-access as of 2023.
Funded by / Ownership
Cell Reports is published by Cell Press which is a subsidiary of Elsevier, a Dutch information and analytics company and one of the world’s foremost providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. It was established in 1880 as a publishing company. Elsevier’s parent company is RELX plc, a British multinational information and analytics company headquartered in London, England. The journal generates revenue through subscription fees and fees for open-access publishing.
Analysis / Bias
Cell Reports is a hybrid (some open-access) journal that publishes information and research related to Cell Journals. The journal primarily publishes research such as this NF-κB activation enhances STING signaling by altering microtubule-mediated STING trafficking
Cell Press is an open-access/hybrid publisher of scientific journals. There are two types of Open Access Journals, legitimate and predatory, both of which charge the author for publication. Predatory journals often lack peer review and are generally considered not credible. The Cell Reports is considered a legitimate, open-access publisher that is frequently indexed in PubMed. However, Cell Press has been criticized for retracting some studies.
Although Cell Press has retracted some studies in other publications, Cell Reports publishes credible scientific studies that are factual and appropriately peer-reviewed.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Cell Reports as a Pro-Science journal. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/29/2023)
Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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