Cell Proliferation

Cover image for Vol. 49 Issue 2

Edited By: Dr C. Sarraf

Impact Factor: 3.116

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 103/184 (Cell Biology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2184

Author Guidelines

Effective from Volume 47, 2014, Cell Proliferation will be published in an Online Only format.

Cell Proliferation is a journal devoted to studies into all aspects of cell proliferation and differentiation in normal and abnormal states, stem cells and regenerative medicine; control systems and mechanisms operating at inter- and intracellular, molecular and genetic levels; modification by and interactions with chemical and physical agents; mathematical modelling; and the development of new techniques. In addition to complete papers, the Journal publishes invited review articles, book reviews and correspondence regarding published papers and topics of general interest. All papers are published in English.

Publication Policy

Submission is considered on the conditions that papers are previously unpublished, and are not offered simultaneously elsewhere; that all authors have read and approved the content, and all authors have also declared all competing interests; and that the work complies with Ethical Policies of the Journal, and has been conducted under internationally accepted ethical standards after relevant ethical review.

Copyright Information

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. Cell Proliferation's Open Access option, OnlineOpen, is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive.

For authors signing the Copyright Transfer Agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected, the corresponding author will be presented with the Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:
CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA
To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.
If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources.

Online Open

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper for OnlineOpen will be required to submit a completed CTA and complete the payment form available from our website at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/onlineOpenOrder

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Cell Proliferation prefers to receive all manuscript submissions electronically. To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below.

Getting Started

1. Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 5 or higher or Netscape 7 or higher) and go to the Cell Proliferation ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly known as Manuscript Central) homepage (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cellprolif).
2. If you have an account, Log-in and jump to step 5 below, or, if you do not yet have an account, click “Create Account”.
3. If you are creating a new account:
• After clicking on “Create Account”, enter your name and e-mail information and click “Next”. Your e-mail information is of the utmost importance.
• Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click “Next”.
• Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area/s of expertise. Click “Finish”.
4. Log-in and select “Author Center”.

Submitting Your Manuscript

5. After you have logged in, click the “Submit a Manuscript” link in the menu bar.
6. Enter complete and accurate data about your co-authors and your article, and answer questions as appropriate.
7. Click the “Next” button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
8. You are required to upload your files.
• Click on the “Browse” button and locate each file on your computer.
• Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the Browse button.
• When you have selected all files (text, figures, supporting information) you wish to upload (in groups of 3), click the “Upload Files” button.
9. Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to Cell Proliferation. Click the “Submit” button when you are finished reviewing.

You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the “Submit” button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also access ScholarOne Manuscripts any time to check the status of your manuscript. Cell Proliferation will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made.

Manuscript Format

The manuscript should bear the title of the paper and name and address and email address of each author, together with the name of the hospital, laboratory or institution where the work has been carried out. The name, full postal address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the author for correspondence, who will be responsible for reading the proofs, should be given on the first page. An informative abstract must be included. For original research papers, the abstract must be structured as follows: Objectives, Materials and methods, Results and Conclusions. Please do not justify the text. Particular attention should be taken to ensure that any articles submitted should adhere exactly to the Journal style in all respects. The author must keep a copy of the manuscript. The Editorial board reserves the right to make literary corrections.

Spelling should conform to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English; Full names with uncommon abbreviations must be given with the first mention; new abbreviations should be made only for long or unwieldy names and should not be used at all unless the name occurs frequently. In the title and abstract unusual abbreviations should be avoided; in the introduction and discussion they should be used sparingly. SI (Systeme International) units and abbreviations should be used for all units; other abbreviations should conform with those shown below.

LI - labelling index
MI - mitotic index
GF - growth fraction
BrdUrd - bromodeoxyuridine
IdUrd - iodedoxyuridine
[3H]dT - tritiated thymidine
G0, G1, G2, M, S - phases of the cell cycle
TC, TCO - duration of the cell cycle
TG1, TS - durations of the phases of the cell cycle

Charts, diagrams, photographs and photomicrographs should be uploaded electronically, as separate files, as described above. Where there is any possible doubt as to the orientation of an illustration, the top should be marked with an arrow. Each figure should be numbered corresponding with the numbering given in the text. Photographs and photomicrographs should be unmounted glossy prints and should be indicated on a transparent overlay. Colour illustrations will be accepted when found necessary by the Editor, although the author will be expected to contribute to the cost. Please fill out a Colour Work Agreement form and send it to the Production Office with your copyright license form. This can be downloaded from http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/SN_Sub2000_F_CoW.pdf
In the event that an author is not able to cover the costs of reproducing colour figures in the printed version of the journal, Cell Proliferation offers authors the opportunity to reproduce colour figures for free in the online version of the article (but in black and white in the print version). If an author wishes to take advantage of this free colour-on-the-web service, they should indicate this clearly in the Colour Work Agreement form.

Artwork should be supplied electronically, of appropriate size and with line thickness sufficient for suitable reproduction: photographs as TIFF or EPS files, line art as EPS files or embedded in a word processor document. Full details can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp. Each illustration should be accompanied by a legend clearly describing it; these legends should be grouped on a separate sheet of paper.

There should be as few tables as possible and these should include only essential data; they should be presented on separate sheets and should be given Arabic numbers.


We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp. Identify references in text, tables and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. References must be listed in Vancouver style, and the references list should be numbered consecutively in the order in which the references are first mentioned in the text. Only papers closely related to the author’s work should be referred to; exhaustive lists should be avoided. References to articles and papers should give: name(s) followed by the initials of the author(s); title of paper; abbreviated title of the journal as shown in Index Medicus; year of publication in parentheses; volume; first and last pages referred to. References to books and monographs should include: author(s); title; edition; year of publication; publisher(s); place of publication; first and last pages referred to. For articles with more than 6 authors, only the first 6 authors should be listed, followed by et al. Reference to chapters in edited compilations should include: name(s) of authors of the chapter; title of the chapter; name of the book; edition; date of publication; name(s) of the editor(s); publisher(s); place of publication; first and last pages referred to.

1. Watkins SJ, Norbury CJ (2004) Cell cycle-related variation in subcellular localization of eIFT3e/INT6 in human fibroblasts. Cell Prolif . 37, 149–160.
2. Alison MR, Sarraf CE (1997) Understanding Cancer , pp. 99–101. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
3. Maurer HR (1992) Towards chemically defined serum-free media for mammalian cell culture. In: Fersheny RI, ed. Animal Cell Culture-A Practical Approach , 2nd edn, pp. 15–46. Oxford, UK: I.R.L. Press.

Page proofs

The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to the online proof. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following web site: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately.  


A PDF offprint of the online published article will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author, and may be distributed subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions. Free access to the final PDF offprint or your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers (see below). Paper offprints of the printed published article may be purchased if ordered via the method stipulated on the instructions that accompany the proofs.

Author material archive policy

Please note that unless specifically requested, Blackwell Publishing will dispose of all hard copy or electronic material submitted four months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the editorial office or production editor as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.


The Publisher and Editors cannot be held responsible for errors or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal; the views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Publisher and Editors, neither does the publication of advertisements constitute any endorsement by the Publisher and Editors of the products advertised.

Online production tracking - Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.