Journal of Cellular and Molecular Biology publishes articles describing original research aimed at the elucidation of a wide range of questions of biology and medicine at the cellular and molecular levels. Studies on all organisms as well as on human cells and tissues are welcome.
The submission of a paper implies that it reports unpublished work and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Full-length papers, short ommunications, technical notes and occasionally review articles are published. All contributions must be in English.
The preferable form of submission is online (http://www.folia-biologica.org/submission). The manuscript may also be submitted via an e-mail sent to folia.biologica(at)lf1.cuni.cz. The email submission has to include the complete version of the article in PDF format, separately the manuscript as a Microsoft Word file and a cover letter. All parts have to be added as attachments. Individual figures of required quality are to be sent in separate e-mails. Make sure that each individual e-mail does not exceed the size of 5 MB and that all e-mails are labelled in a logical way. Alternatively, the printed manuscripts (the original and one copy, including two sets of tables and figures) may be sent to: Mgr. Jiří Frühauf, e-mail: jiri.fruhauf(at)lf1.cuni.cz or Lucie Šulcová, e-mail: lucie.sulcova(at)lf1.cuni.cz , Folia Biologica, Kateřinská 32, 121 08 Prague 2, Czech Republic.
The printed manuscripts must also contain the text and figures in electronic form on a CD. The content of the printed form of the manuscript must be identical to the version provided on the CD. The detailed version of the Instructions to Authors can be found at http://www.folia-biologica.org/download/instructions_to_authors.pdf. The text of full-length papers should generally be restricted to 10 printed pages, whereas the length of Short Communications should be no more than 4 printed pages: this includes all figures, tables and references. A printed page of the Journal contains about 800 words.
Format of papers. Full-length papers should include the following elements: Title Page; Abstract; Introduction (with no heading); Material and Methods; Results; Discussion; Acknowledgements; References. Short Communications should follow the same format, except that Results and Discussion are combined into one section. Each Short Communication must have an Abstract.
The Title Page should carry: page heading (running title no more than 60 characters including spaces); title of paper; keywords; initials and surname of each author; name, city and country of each author's institution; footnotes: (i) any footnotes regarding funding sources, (ii) full name (first name, middle initials, surname) and postal address and the email of the author to whom all correspondence (including galley proofs) should be directed, (Corresponding Author), (iii) abbreviations.
Abbreviations. The use of abbreviations should be restricted to SI symbols and those recommended by the IUPAC-IUB. Abbreviations should be defined in brackets on first appearance in the text. Standard units of measurements and chemical symbols of elements may be used without definition.
The second page of a manuscript must contain an Abstract, which should be a single paragraph not exceeding 250 words.
References should be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper and typed double-spaced on separate pages. The first and last page numbers must be given. Journal names should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstract Service Source Index.
Examples of the style to be used are: Yokoyama, K., Gachelin, G. (1991) An abnormal signal transduction pathway in CD4–CD8– double-negative lymph node cells of MRL lpr/lpr mice. Eur. J. Immunol. 21, 2987-2992.
Lloyd, D., Poole, R. K., Edwards, S. W. (1992) The Cell Division Cycle. Temporal Organization and Control of Cellular Growth and Reproduction. Academic Press, London.
Teich, N. (1984) Taxonomy of retroviruses. In: RNA Tumor Viruses, eds. Weiss, R., Teich, N., Varmus, H., Coffin, J., pp. 25-207, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.
References in the text should be cited as follows: two authors, Smith and Brown (1984) or (Smith and Brown, 1984); three or more authors, Smith et al. (1984) or (Smith et al., 1984). Reference to papers by the same author(s) in the same year should be distinguished in the text and in the reference list by lower-case letters, e.g. 1980a, 1980b, or 1980a, b.
Figures (photographs, line drawings, including graphs) must be submitted as digital files, preferably in the .TIF or .JPG format. These should not be supplied as part of the main document (*.doc); instead, they should be delivered as separate files of publication quality (300 dpi or better). Original photographs can be submitted in the hard-copy form for scanning.
Galley proofs should be corrected and returned to the Editorial Office within 2 days. Changes, additions or deletions should be kept to the minimum.