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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and Scope

Cell Communication and Signaling (CCS) is an open access journal that encompasses all basic and translational aspects of cellular communications and signaling pathways in normal and pathological conditions. The journal encourages submissions of original papers, review papers, short reports, and commentaries pertaining to both eukaryotic and prokaryotic intracellular and intercellular signal transduction, including but not limited to:

  • Signal transduction by protein-protein interactions and modular domains
  • Post-translational modification of proteins and epigenetic modification of nucleic acids
  • Mechanisms of cell transformation, metastasis, senescence, and aging
  • Homeostatic and pathophysiological mechanisms of disease progression
  • Mechanisms of viral and bacterial pathogenesis and virulence factors

In addition, reflecting journal’s affiliation with the International Cell Death Society, CCS welcomes submissions in all aspects of cell
death, which includes:  

  • Apoptotic and non-apoptotic mechanisms of cell death
  • Cell death in model systems
  • Autophagy
  • Clearance of dying cells
  • Immunological and pathological consequences of dying cells in the tissue microenvironment

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Articles

2023
Biology Beyond Boundaries: Mitochondrial and Cell Death in Translational Research
Edited by Dr. Rajesh Gacche, Dr. Raymond Birge, Dr. Rana P. Singh and Dr. Dhyan Chandra

Signaling, Cancer Cell Plasticity, and Intratumor Heterogeneity
Edited by Dr. Marco Cordani, Dr. Ilaria Dando, Dr. Giulia Ambrosini, Dr. Pedro González-Menéndez Dando

Extracellular vesicles in Intercellular Communication
Edited by Dr. Nicole-Meisner Kober and Dr. Silja Wessler

Tumor Cell Intrinsic Mechanisms of Immune Escape
Edited by Dr. Ganapathy Sriram and Dr. Raymond Birge

2021

Kinases, adaptor proteins, and actin cytoskeleton rearrangements in EMT and cancer
Edited by Leszek Kotula and Patrycja Dubielecka-Szczerba

The roles of intrinsically disordered proteins and regions (IDPs and IDRs) in cell communication and cell signaling
Edited by Sarah Bondos, AK Dunker, and Vladmir Uversky

2020
Biology of phosphatidylserine: basic physiology and implications in immunology, infectious disease, and cancer
Edited by Raymond Birge and David Calianese

2019
25th Anniversary of the ICDS Cell Death collection
Edited by Raymond Birge

2018
Pluripotent Stem Cells: Research Review

2017
Tumor Cell-Microenvironment Communication
Edited by Silja Wessler

2016
Short linear motifs - the unexplored frontier of the eukaryotic proteome
Edited by Norman Davey

2014
Bacterial pathogen - host cell interactions
Edited by Silja Wessler

2013
Systems Biology and Medicine
Edited by Stephan Feller and Fred Schaper

2011
Interaction of Helicobacter pylori with its host cell
Edited by Silja Wessler

2010
Cancer cell motility and microenvironment


Check out our New Collections!

Biology Beyond Boundaries: Mitochondrial and Cell Death in Translational Research
Edited by Dr. Rajesh Gacche, Dr. Raymond Birge, Dr. Rana P. Singh and Dr. Dhyan Chandra

Extracellular vesicles in Intercellular Communication
Edited by Dr. Nicole-Meisner Kober and Dr. Silja Wessler

Tumor Cell Intrinsic Mechanisms of Immune Escape
Edited by Dr. Ganapathy Sriram and Dr. Raymond Birge

Signaling, Cancer Cell Plasticity, and Intratumor Heterogeneity
Edited by Dr. Marco Cordani, Dr. Ilaria Dando, Dr. Giulia Ambrosini, Dr. Pedro González-Menéndez Dando

Submit your manuscript here.

News & Updates

Biology Beyond Boundaries 2024 International Conference 
The "Biology Beyond Boundaries: Mitochondrial Insights, Computational Breakthroughs, and Clinical Transformations" international conference organized by the Savitribai Phule Pune University will be held on January 29-31, 2024 in Pune, India. To learn more, visit the meeting website.

ICDS 2024 Annual Meeting
The ICDS will be holding their 30th international conference "Cell Death: Mechanisms, Immunity  and Clinical Applications" from May 24-26, 2024 in Ghent, Belgium at Zebrastraat Congress Center. This will be an in-person meeting (proof of vaccination required). To learn more, visit the meeting website.

16th Annual ÖGMBT Annual Meeting
The 2024 Meeting of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT) "Life Sciences - Tackling the Challenges of the 21st Century" will take place from September 17-19, 2024 in Graz/ReSoWi-Zentrum, Austria. To learn more, visit the OGMBT website.

New Thematic Series:
Extracellular Vesicles in Infectious Disease Guest Editors: Nicole Meisner-Kober and Silja Wessler. Learn more about the series here

Signaling, Cancer Cell Plasticity, and Intratumor Heterogeneity
Edited by Dr. Marco Cordani, Dr. Ilaria Dando, Dr. Giulia Ambrosini, Dr. Pedro González-Menéndez Dando. Learn more about the series here

Tumor Cell Intrinsic Mechanisms of Immune Escape
Edited by Dr. Ganapathy Sriram and Dr. Raymond Birge. Learn more about the series here.

Video Bytes are here

At Cell Communication and Signaling, we are passionate about the dissemination of research.

We are pleased to announce that as of the 12th August 2019, all authors whose papers are accepted will receive a complimentary Video Byte.

Created by our partners, Research Square, the fastest growing preprint platform in the world, a Video Byte is a 1-2 minute video summary of a paper that will be incorporated into the abstract of the paper and published on the journal website. Authors will also receive a shareable version of their Video Byte.

Integration into the article page makes your research more accessible to a wide variety of audiences and disciplines. Telling the story of your work in easy-to-understand terms means greater understanding and impact of your research.

Additionally, Video Bytes are also posted on the Research Square preprint platform and OER commons; the team at Research Square is pursuing additional ways to share and disseminate your work. Articles on Microbiome with an associated video saw an increase of 168% in article views, 143% increase in citations, and 161% increase in Altmetric scores compared to articles without videos.

If you’d like to learn more, check out Video Bytes here.

Editor's profile

New Content Item (1)Raymond Birge, Editor-in-Chief

Raymond Birge, PhD., is a Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and member of the New Jersey Medical School Cancer Center. Dr. Birge joined UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in 2000 and currently holds a position of Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Birge also has joint appointments at the New Jersey Medical School Cancer Center (Newark) and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (New Brunswick). 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    8.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    8.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.435 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.868 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    5 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    82 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    1,206,361 downloads
    2,930 Altmetric mentions