Publish peer-reviewed original research papers and reviews in the Cellular Logistics field (see scope).
The criteria for acceptance of original research papers for publication are:
1. The conclusions are supported by the results.
2. The conclusions add new information to the field.
Open peer review will be encouraged.
Cellular Logistics covers the organization of the flow of molecules, information and energy to their destinations, inside and outside of cells.
Journal topics include:
• Compartments and pathways: compartment biogenesis, maturation and propagation, tracks and motors.
• Mechanisms: building molecular machines, translocation across and transport between membranes, vesicle formation and coats, compartment and vesicle motility, tethering and fusion.
• Regulation: post-translational modifications, GTPases and step integration.
• Logistics of biological processes: e.g., cell polarity, cell cycle, biological clocks, signaling and development.
• Human disease, host–pathogen interactions and pathogen exploitation.
Why is it a good time to launch the Cellular Logistics journal?
During the past two decades, the extremely dynamic cell biology field has made tremendous progress in identifying molecular machinery components and elucidating mechanisms. All this information forms the basis for an emerging new discipline: Cellular Logistics. Cellular logistics is the organization of the flow of molecules, information and energy to their destinations inside and outside of cells. It is a key factor for many biological processes, such as cell polarity, signaling and development, and highly relevant to human health. New techniques and approaches, such as super-resolution microscopy, genomics, proteomics, protein-structure and protein-interaction analyses, are certain to result in an explosion of new information that will expand this discipline.
The Cellular Logistics journal will feature original research papers reviewed without bias, with the aim of adding new and empirical information to this growing field. Finally, an open peer review process will be encouraged to promote honesty, respect and openness among scientists in the field. As the field grows and transitions into a new phase, a framework for such dynamic scientific input does not exist yet.