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.

Author Checklist

The purpose of the checklist is to help authors ensure that their manuscripts are ready for submission to Cell Structure and Function. It does not need to be submitted to ScholarOne or the Editorial Office.

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.

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.


The journal uses forms for the License to Publish (LTP), Article Processing Charge (APC) and print subscriptions. The LTP and print subscription forms are available here; the Editorial Office sends an APC form upon acceptance of each article.