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Submission checklist
Thank you for deciding to submit your paper to Cell Communications.

Please make sure you have satisfied the points on the following checklist before submitting your manuscript. If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact If you are submitting a manuscript to a particular Special Issue, please refer to its specific name in your covering letter.

1. Email addresses
Do you have a list of the email addresses for all the co-authors of the manuscript? You will need to provide these so that we can inform the co-authors when the manuscript has been received and when it is published.

2. Instructions for Authors
Have you read the detailed Instructions for Authors for Cell Communications? Please make sure that you have read the instructions for authors before submitting your manuscripts.

3. Covering letter, peer reviewers and editorial board selection
Have you prepared a covering letter for your submission, explaining why we should publish your manuscript and elaborating on any issues relating to our editorial policies detailed in the instructions for authors, and declaring any potential competing interests? This should be provided using the 'cover letter' section of the submission process. And do you have the contact details (including email addresses) of at least two potential peer reviewers for your paper,which you will need at the same time? These should be experts in your field of study, who will be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript's quality. Any peer reviewers you suggest should not have recently published with any of the authors of your manuscript and should not be members of the same research institution. You will be asked to select the one or two Editorial Board members whose interests most closely match the subject of your manuscript.

4. Manuscript files
Do you have all the files for the manuscript in an acceptable format?

Main manuscript
Formats: DOC, DOCX , PDF , RTF (rich text format) , TEX
Tables less than 2 pages (about 90 rows) should be included at the end of the manuscript. Longer tables should be submitted, and referred to in the text, as additional files. TeX files must use the BioMed Central TeX template.
Figure files
Formats: EPS , PDF (for line drawings) , PNG , TIFF (for photographs and screen dumps) , JPEG (for photographs and screen dumps) , BMP , DOC, DOCX , PPT, PPTX
Must be separate files, not embedded in the main manuscript.
Additional files
May be any standard type of file, eg.movies, datasets, large tables etc.
Files must be named with the three letter file extension appropriate to the file type (eg .pdf, .xls, .txt)
Additional material files should include necessary material that cannot be included in the PDF version of the published article, such as large datasets or movies . Tables should ordinarily be included in the manuscript file, unless they are exceptionally large (more than 2 manuscript pages or 90 rows). The manuscript file should include a short description of any additional files and software necessary to view them.
Please refer to the Instructions for Authors for further information about suitable file types.