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.

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.


The journal maintains a rapid turnaround for the benefit of authors and readers, and our downloads and citations continue to increase. We present information on turnaround times and for several key journal indicators.

About the Society

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