Presubmission Inquiries

Send the Editor your idea for an article at Trends in Cell Biology. Article types and guidelines can be found at http://www.cell.com/trends/cell-biology/authors


Article suggestions should be sent directly to the Editor at [email protected]

Please note that the editor will attempt to respond withing 2-3 days from the time of submission. However, during times of heavy submission turn-around times may be slower. 

For Review and Opinion article suggestions, please provide the following details:

1. Co-author names and affiliations (including details showing the authors' relevant expertise on the suggested topic).

2. A point-by-point summary (~300-600 words) outlining what will be discussed in the article and why the suggested topic is timely and novel.

3. A list of 10-20 key recent references (published in the past 2-4 years) that indicate the intended breadth and balance of the proposed article.


For Letter suggestions, please supply the full letter itself.

For Forum suggestions, please provide a 300-400 word summary outlining the context and model or hypothesis proposed in the article, co-author information and up to 5 key references that support your point.

For Science & Society suggestions, please provide a 300-400 word summary outlining what will be discussed in the article and why the topic is suitable for this section.