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The submission of a paper implies that it reports unpublished work and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.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 communications, technical notes and occasionally review articles are published. All contributions must be in English.

The form of submission is online (

The detailed version of the Instructions to Authors can be found at

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 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.

A limited number of Review Articles is published.

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) alphabetically listed 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. In Abstract do not use abbreviations.

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. Every reference has to bring out all names of authors, abbreviations et al. are not acceptable. References only to Abstracts are excluded.

Figures (photographs, line drawings, including graphs) must be submitted as digital files, preferably in the .TIF, .JPG, .GIF or .EPS 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). For black-and-white print, plots containing differently colored columns should not be used, patterns are preferred to the grey scale. Letters and numbers should be kept uniform and be at last 2 mm high when printed.

Galley proofs should be corrected and returned preferably via e-mail or fax to the Editorial Office within 2 days. Changes, additions or deletions should be kept to the minimum.

Publication Fees

To support open access publishing Folia Biologica charges a publication fee of €500 (or equivalents in CZK or US $ specified in Payment Instructions) to all articles submitted and accepted for publishing after January 2017. This fee is payable after editorial acceptance of manuscripts. Requested articles, letters to the editor, addenda, corrections, and retractions will continue to be published free of charge. The payment may be done by bank transfer or by invoice payment within 15 days following the editorial acceptance of the manuscript. Folia Biologica will send a confirmation email once the payment has been processed, receipts will be available on request. For details of payment see Payment Instructions. All publication fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Free licence agreement

The author or any other person authorized to handle the copyright (hereinafter referred to as the "author") of the manuscript submitted for publication (hereinafter referred to as the "work") agrees to conclude a free license agreement with the publisher of the journal Folia Biologica (hereinafter referred to as the "publisher"), which occurs when the work is accepted for publication. The right to manage the work, which thus goes to the publisher within the transferable scope, includes the exclusive right of the publisher to use the work for the duration of the copyright, meaning, in particular, its distribution, reproduction and communication to the public in any form, e.g., in print and electronically, including placement in databases, by audio-visual means, and also includes the right to grant a sublicense and advance a license without the author's consent and the right to translate the work. Any use of the work or its parts by the author or by a third party is permissible only with prior written consent from the publisher, with the exception of its personal use by the author, his institution, or users of the work.

Open access policy

Folia Biologica has adopted the Open Access Policy, which allows reading and downloading all published articles to any person. The content of the articles published in Folia Biologica may be referred to in other publications upon the condition that the content is precisely cited and the article is properly referenced.

Valid from 1/1/2018