The Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling (JCCS), the official publication of the International CCN Society adopts an interdisciplinary approach, reflecting the membership of the ICCNS.
As such, JCCS welcomes reports of studies dealing with all aspects of intra and extracellular cell communication and signaling network factors, including remote action of circulating regulatory biological factors such as microvesicles, various species of small RNAs and biochemical ligands in the context of tissue homeostasis and regeneration, as well as the identification of their receptors .
The surrounding microenvironment often modulates or even overrides programmed patterns of cell behavior. In this respect, signaling is critical for all stages of normal cell growth and development . Abnormal signaling pathways have been associated with several human diseases.
Research manuscripts can be published under the following sections to be selected upon submission:
MATRIX PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, TRANSCRIPTIONAL REGULATION, TRANSLATIONAL MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY, ANGIOGENESIS, CANCER GENETICS, COMBINATORIAL SIGNALING , PATHOLOGICAL PATHWAYS, BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOCHEMISTRY, INFLAMMATION PROCESSES, TISSUE AND WOUND REPAIR, IMMUNOLOGICAL METABOLISM, DIABETES, MECHANISMS OF INSULIN RESISTANCE, FIBROSIS, CELL SENESCENCE, CONTROL OF PROLIFERATION & DIFFERENTIATION, TUMOR AND METASTATIC ENVIRONMENT
JCCS also welcomes the publication of narrative or systematic review articles (between 4000 and 5000 words excluding references) that summarize recent advances and discoveries, identify gaps and debates, and outline future directions in all aspects of cell signaling and communication. JCCS is particularly interested in focused and authoritative mini-reviews (no more than 3000 words excluding references) that will allow the reader to gain a rapid understanding of the material presented on a focused topic.
Inclusion of figures and schematic that help to summarize the major concepts presented is strongly encouraged.
JCCS welcomes Special Issues placed under the scientific responsibility of a guest Editor appointed by the ICCNS. Once the topic of the special issue is validated, the authors invited by the Guest Editor will be requested to submit their manuscript under a section which will be specially open for this Special issue. The timing of publication will be agreed with the Springer Nature production department and the ICCNS/JCCS Administrative Manager and Coordinator
Short commentaries on recent publications and news that are of interest to the scientific community can be published in the form of JCCS Bits & Bytes which ensure a rapid publication after accelerated reviewing by at least one member of our Editorial Board. These short commentaries also appear simultaneously on the website of the International CCN Society (http://ccnsociety.com) as soon as they are accepted.
Letters to the Editor are welcome providing that they report original research results of wide interest to the scientific community. Letters typically do not exceed 2-4 pages and report early but ground breaking studies that deserve accelerated processing. The letters undergo strict peer review. The number of figures and or tables is limited to 3. The text is not to exceed 2000 words, and the number of references should be kept to a maximum of 80. The preliminary review process is conducted under the responsibility of an Associate Editor. Manuscripts that do not comply with the ‘Letter’ requirements can be transferred to regular section Editors.
General Details on the Submission and Publication Procedures:
No Page Charges No Fees for Online and Print Color Images Optional Open Access Publication Fee (APC) – USD 3000,- / Euro 2200,-
More details are available on the Springer website springer.com/12079.