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Aims and Scope
Cell Biology and Biophysics is committed to publishing and disseminating all the latest and outstanding research articles, letters and reviews in all areas of biophysics and cell biology.

All papers chosen for publications should be the original research articles, letters, reviews and new technical methodology in all aspects of cell biology and biophysics in all living organisms. The journal is a laboratory oriented journal devoted to illuminating the biological and biophysical mechanisms involved in regulating cell function. Topics include cellular processes, such as signalling, membrane trafficking, cytoskeletal dynamics, gene expression, cell division, cell physiological properties, cell architecture, cell interactions with their environments and etc. in terms of cell biology and/or biophysics.  The primary criterion for publication is new insights that are not only of broad interest to  cell biology and biophysics scientists, and teachers/students/researchers engaged in  cell biology and biophysics research, but are also appropriate for R & D personnel as well as readers interested in  cell biology and biophysics.

The authors permanently reserve the copyright for their publications and have granted the rights to any third party in advance for using, reproducing or disseminating the work under the terms of copyright and license of the BioPublisher’s constitutions and adopted law and regulations.

Manuscripts Submission
Online submission

Manuscripts must be submitted to Cell Biology and Biophysics electronically by BioPublisher's online submission system. In cases that online submission system is not available; you can submit your manuscript to the submission email of Cell Biology and Biophysics: If both of the above ways do not work out, you can directly send your manuscripts to The editors will handle your submission within five working days.

Preferred file formats of manuscripts are Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format (RTF). Figures, tables, movies and raw data can be submitted as supplementally files.

A cover letter must be submitted along with the manuscript during the submission, which should contain a brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advance provided by the findings, and the importance of the findings to a broad readership, as well as how and why their major findings relate to the scope of the journal. Closely related papers submitted elsewhere or in press should be noted in the cover letter and uploaded as additional supplementally files in the online submission system. The cover letter is confidential to the editor and will not be seen by reviewers.

Corresponding Author
The full name, the contact information, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be provided. We take the corresponding author as the responsible author, which means that the corresponding author takes the following responsibility:

The corresponding authors warrant, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, that:
** The article is original, has not been formally published in any other peer-reviewed journal and does not infringe any existing copyright;
** All the authors have agreed with the authorship of the manuscript and its submission to Cell Biology and Biophysics;
** All the authors has read and approved the content of the paper;
** The article contains nothing that is unlawful, libellous;
** All statements contained in it purporting to be facts are true, and any formula or instruction contained in the article will not, if followed accurately, cause any injury, illness or damage to the user.
** Official approval of all the original authors must be provided before any changes in authorship.
** Any reasonable demands for the necessary materials to justify the research results should be satisfied.

Please inform the Editorial Office of Cell Biology and Biophysics if the contact information of the corresponding author changes after submission.

Article processing
Scientists all over the world are invited to be as peer reviewers for this journal. All submission will be automatically transferred online to the reviewers by Manuscript Proceeding System in the BioPublisher prior to CrossRef's plagiarism check. (see BioPublisher peer review policy for further information)

Cell Biology and Biophysics offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. Normally the publication period is two or four weeks depend on the speed of peer review. Using the recommended manuscript preparation formats will largely speed up the paper procedures and shorten the periods. Research articles will be published electronically in provisional PDF immediately upon acceptance. A fully structured web version and PDF download version will be uploaded within four weeks after acceptance.

Cell Biology and Biophysics is affiliated with other biology journals published by BioPublisher, including Genomics and Applied Biology and other journals. If referees judge that a manuscript is sound but not of special interest and therefore not appropriate for Cell Biology and Biophysics, the referee reports can be shared with other journals published by BioPublisher. Transferring a manuscript from one journal to another will not incur delays. Conversely, if a manuscript submitted to a sister journal in the BioPublisher series is judged to be of exceptional interest by the referees and editors. We may offer publication in Cell Biology and Biophysics.

Article-processing charges
Cell Biology and Biophysics levies an article-processing charge for every accepted article to cover the costs incurred by open access publication. Article-processing charge for all BioPublisher journals is in uniform. BioPublisher's standard article-processing charge is Canadian dollar 1200 CAD (US dollar $1200), which has no any tax fee included. For authors from the Canada, their article processing charges levied by BioPublisher contain 12% of HST tax fee, and this tax fee will be listed solely upon invoice. For authors other than from the Canada, their article processing charges are exclusive of any tax fees. Authors from low-income countries and areas or having financial difficulties can apply the discount for APC upon submission and if the authors are qualified to be waived they don't necessarily pay the APC.

Payment for APC in this Journal should be made to Sophia Publishing Group Inc. Payment procedure will be informed upon submission acceptance.