Cell Structure and Function is an international, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal publishing articles in all areas of cell biology. Published continuously online, the journal is fully indexed in MEDLINE, SCIE, Scopus, DOAJ and other major databases. The official English-language journal of the Japan Society for Cell Biology, CSF welcomes submissions from around the globe.

About CSF

Cell Structure and Function was launched in 1975 to serve the international molecular and cell biology communities. The journal is fully Open Access, and authors benefit from rapid peer review and a large global audience. Please see our comprehensive brochure.

Aims & Scope

Cell Structure and Function is a fully peer-reviewed, fully Open Access journal. As the official English-language journal of the Japan Society for Cell Biology, it is published continuously online and biannually in print.

Author Instructions

Cell Structure and Function supplies comprehensive and clear Instructions to Authors, which offer guidance on article types and format, journal policies, and how to submit manuscripts.

Open Access FAQs

Our readers, authors and referees often have questions about Open Access. We present a range of FAQs that detail our licensing conditions, charges, and other aspects.

Guide to Referees

Cell Structure and Function greatly appreciates the generous contribution of referees to the journal’s quality and reputation. The Guide to Referees helps our reviewers prepare their reviews, which can be submitted via ScholarOne.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is led by Editor-in-Chief Michiyuki Matsuda who is Professor at the University of Kyoto. He is supported by a number of Associate Editors and an Editorial Board.

About the Society

Information about the Japan Society for Cell Biology (JSCB) can be found at the society’s webpage.


For editorial, production or other enquiries, and to contact the Editor-in-Chief, please contact the Editorial Office.