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 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.


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