Aims and scope
Cell Communication and Signaling (CCS) is a peer-reviewed and open access scientific journal that publishes original research, reviews and commentaries with a focus on cellular signaling pathways in normal and pathological conditions. CCS encourages reports of studies incorporating molecular, morphological, biochemical, structural and cell biology approaches, as well as interdisciplinary work and innovative in silico, in vitro and in vivo models that facilitate investigations of cell signaling pathways, networks and cell behaviour.
Beginning in January of 2019, Cell Communication and Signaling (CCS) is pleased to announce their affiliation with the International Cell Death Society. The journal encourages submissions in all aspects of cell death, that include apoptotic and non-apoptotic mechanisms of cell death, cell death in model systems, autophagy, clearance of dying cells, as well as the immunological and pathological consequences of dying cells in the tissue microenvironment.
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Citing articles in Cell Communication and Signaling
Articles in Cell Communication and Signaling should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Cell Commun Signal [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Cell Commun Signal 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Why publish your article in Cell Communication and Signaling
Cell Communication and Signaling's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Cell Communication and Signaling offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Cell Communication and Signaling gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
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