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.

CSF Welcome

Scholarly publishing continues to develop rapidly. Over the past few years, we have witnessed many developments – including the continued rise of Open Access, new applications of technology, ethical considerations and more.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is led by Editor-in-Chief Hiderou Yoshida who is Professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo. He is supported by over 100 Associate Editors, an Editorial Board and an International 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

The Japan Society for Cell Biology (JSCB) was founded in 1950 to bring together cell structure and function researchers. The JSCB has over 1200 members in the fields of science, medicine, pharmacology and engineering.