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Edited By: Michael S. Marks, Trina A. Schroer, Robert G. Parton and Sharon A. Tooze

Online ISSN: 1600-0854


Traffic covers the cell biology and biochemistry of intracellular transport in health and disease and aims to publish manuscripts at the forefront of this field. Specific topics are outlined in the Aims & Scope.

The Editors of Traffic have signed up to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). For more information please visit the DORA website.

Aims and Scope

Traffic encourages and facilitates the publication of papers covering the cell biology of intracellular transport in health and disease. Areas of interest include protein, nucleic acid and lipid traffic, molecular motors, intracellular pathogens, intracellular proteolysis, nuclear import and export, cytokinesis and the cell cycle, protein translocation, antigen processing and presentation, organelle biogenesis, cell polarity and organization, and organelle movement.

All aspects of the structural, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, morphology, intracellular signaling and relationship to hereditary or infectious diseases will be covered. Manuscripts must provide a clear conceptual or mechanistic advance. The editors will reject papers that require major changes, including addition of significant experimental data or other significant revision.

Traffic will consider manuscripts of any length, but encourages authors to limit their papers to 16 typeset pages or less.


actin, adipocyte cell biology, antigen processing and presentation, cell adhesion, Cell modeling, cell morphogenesis, chloroplast assembly, chloroplast protein export, chloroplast protein import, chloroplasts, cilia, cilia assembly, ciliary function, cytokinesis, cytoskeletal function, endocytosis, endoplasmic reticulum, endosomes, ERGIC, G-protein coupled receptors, glycolipid assembly and trafficking, glycoprotein assembly and trafficking, Golgi Complex, hereditary diseases of membrane trafficking, immune cell biology, Immunity, inflammation, intracellular motility, intracellular pathogens, intracellular proteolysis, lipid bodies, lipid droplets, lipid trafficking, lysosomal storage diseases, lysosome-related organelles, lysosomes, membrane fission, membrane fusion, Membrane trafficking, microfilaments, microtubule motors, microtubules, mitochondria, mitochondrial fission and fusion, mitochondrial protein import, Model organisms, model systems, Muscle cell biology, myosins, nuclear export, nuclear import, Nuclear lamina, nuclear structure, nuclear transport, Nucleus, organelle biogenesis, organelle motility, parasite cell biology, peroxisome assembly, peroxisome protein import, phagocytosis, phagosome maturation, plastids, protein complex assembly, protein folding, protein structure, protein trafficking, protein translocation, quality control, receptor down-regulation, Regulated secretion, secretion, secretory granules, secretory packages, subcellular organelles, vacuole, vesicle, vesicular transport carriers, viral trafficking, virus assembly, virus cell biology, virus entry

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