Cell Stress Society International


Cell Stress & Chaperones Journal

Cell Stress and Chaperones is a fully open-access peer-reviewed journal that captures the eclectic spirit of the cellular stress response field in a single, concentrated source of current information.  The journal publishes basic and applied research on cellular stress responses of animals, micro-organisms and plants. 

Aims and Scope

Cell Stress and Chaperones publishes research findings in the field of cellular response to stress, with emphasis on the role of molecular chaperones. The key aim of the journal is to enhance knowledge of organismal/cellular adaptation mechanisms to stressors including climate change and linking environmental effects to pathologies and disease states. Now fully Open Access, the journal considers research across all taxa and species of plants, animals, and micro-organisms.The journal considers original research that provides new insights into stress responses across atomic, molecular, genomic, proteomic, cellular and organismal levels. Topics include:

  • Examples of mechanisms and regulation of organismal homeostasis and its two primary parts cellular proteostasis and cellular caloristasis; intracellular, extracellular and trans-cellular signaling; cellular stress responses, including genetic and epigenetic regulation and variation in natural populations
  • Deregulation of chaperone function in physiological and pathological states including but not limited to aging, immunity and infectious diseases, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, chronic illnesses, and psychiatric diseases
  •  Therapeutic targeting of chaperone machineries, epichaperomes and similar complex systems

Reviews are welcome and should critically discuss past and present literature.

Cell Stress and Chaperones is the official journal of Cell Stress Society International (CSSI), the preeminent society for cellular and environmental stress and chaperone biology. CSSI's members include molecular and developmental biologists, structural biologists, environmental and marine biologists, biochemists, and immunologists. Corresponding authors who are members of CSSI are eligible for a 20% discount off the APC.

Editorial Board


  • Dimitra Bourboulia, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, US

Senior Editors

  • Laura Blair, University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, Tampa, FL, USA
  • Melody S. Clark, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK
  • Antonio De Maio, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Adrienne Edkins, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Mehdi Mollapour, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Seema Mattoo, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Patricija van Oosten-Hawle, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Veena Prahlad, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Elizabeth Repasky, Roswell Park Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Ariel Shabtay, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Ramat Yishay, Israel
  • Manuela Truebano, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
  • Andrew Truman, University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA
  • Matthias Truttmann, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Helena Reinardy, Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, Argyll, UK
  • Mark Woodford, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, USA

Consulting Publishing Editor

  • Lawrence E. Hightower, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Consulting Managing Editor 

  • Helen Neumann, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Managing Editor

  • Sandra Jensen, Cell Stress Society International