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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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  1. Authors: Gabriela Basile Carballo, Jéssica Ribeiro Honorato, Giselle Pinto Farias de Lopes and Tania Cristina Leite de Sampaio e Spohr

Call for papers

Signaling, Cancer Cell Plasticity, and Intratumor Heterogeneity
Edited by Dr. Marco Cordani, Dr. Ilaria Dando, Dr. Giulia Ambrosini, Dr. Pedro González-Menéndez
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023

Extracellular vesicles in Intercellular Communication
Edited by Dr. Nicole-Meisner Kober and Dr. Silja Wessler
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2023

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

Submit your manuscript here.

News & Updates

International Symposium on “Mitochondria, Cell Death and Human Diseases"
Organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in association with Rutgers University, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Cancer Research and Care Academy, New Delhi, the symposium will be held in New Delhi, India on 18th-19th February 2023. The symposium will host an international forum for scientific interchange focusing on mitochondria, cell death, and various human diseases, including cancer. To learn more, visit the meeting website

ICDS Annual Meeting
The ICDS will be holding their annual meeting May 19-22, 2023 in Johannesburg. This will be an in-person meeting (proof of vaccination required). To learn more, visit the meeting website.

15th Annual ÖGMBT Annual Meeting
The 2023 Meeting of the Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology will take place September 19-21, 2023 in Salzburg, Austria. To learn more, visit the OGMBT website.

New Thematic Series open for submissions
Guest Editors Nicole Meisner-Kober and Silja Wessler are welcoming submissions to their new series on Extracellular Vesicles in Infectious Disease. 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 Video Byte.

Created by our partners, Research Square, 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.

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). 

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