The Year in Cell Biology: 2020
We are pleased to present a collection of exceptional papers published over the past year in Journal of Cell Biology (JCB). To determine the findings that most captivated our readers, we considered the number of times full-text articles were downloaded in the first three months after their initial publication. From a study that demonstrates how cancer cells “reprogram” natural killer cells to facilitate metastasis to work that reveals a role for optineurin and ATG9A in modulating ubiquitin-induced mitophagy, these articles showcase a fraction of the diversity of the JCB community. With articles that examine the mechanisms by which microtubules prevent cell rupture during amoeboid migration and the role of proteasome distribution in regulating the GABAergic response switch in neurons, this collection has something for everyone.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, including scientists’ ability to conduct research both safely and effectively. The work published over the past year serves as a testament to the ingenuity, fortitude, and dedication of the community.
We are grateful to our reviewers, who volunteer their time and energy throughout the year; you, our readers; and most especially our authors. We thank you for continuing to submit your best work to us.