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Journal of Cell Science publishes cutting-edge science, encompassing all aspects of cell biology.

The journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Michael Way and a prestigious team of Editors who are research-active academics and leaders in their respective fields; they are supported by an outstanding Editorial Advisory Board that reflects all relevant areas in cell biology, including recently emerging fields. Rigorous peer review and fair decisions form the bedrock of the journal and maintain Journal of Cell Science as a solid forum for communicating the best research.

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Our special issue on Cell and Tissue Polarity is now open for submissions. For more information, click here.

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Special Issue: Cell and Tissue Polarity

We invite you to submit articles to our next special issue on Cell and Tissue Polarity, which will be guest edited by David Bryant. For more information click here.

Special Issue: Cell Biology of Motors

Our special issue on Cell Biology of Motors in now complete. You can read the introductory editorial from Guest Editor Anne Straube here.

The FocalPlane Network

We have recently launched the FocalPlane Network - an international directory of researchers with microscopy expertise including developers, imaging scientists, and bioimage analysts. Register yourself on FocalPlane and you can then join the Network in your profile. We aim to be an inclusive site that will help promote diversity in the microscopy community. 

Open Access publishing options

We recognise the benefits of Open Access publishing and, as one of the very first Transformative Journals, we offer several publishing options to all of our authors, whatever their funder or financial status.

Read more about the OA options we offer our authors.

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As part of a new biodiversity initiative from The Company of Biologists, Journal of Cell Science now plants a native tree in a UK forest for each published Research and Review article. We are also funding the restoration and preservation of ancient woodland and dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. All of these trees are represented together in a virtual forest. Read the Editorial to find out more about the launch of this initiative.

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Corona files: I am a scientist

Mole shares his ideas on revolutionising peer review and publishing, covering the role of reviewers and ‘One’ figure papers.

Want to read more Mole musings? Find the complete archive here.

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