Central European Journal of Biology

Central European Journal of Biology
  • ISSN:1895-104X
  • eISSN:1644-3632
  • Publisher:Versita, co-published with Springer Verlag
  • Scope:all areas of biology
  • Owner:De Gruyter Open
  • Distributor:Springer Verlag


Scientific publishing has reached the point where unrestricted access to publications has become crucial for the development of the academic community. As we have already announced, the Central European Journal of Biology (CEJB) has now been changed into an Open Access journal. This will also be reflected in the journal’s new title, as starting from Volume 2015 CEJB will become OPEN BIOLOGY (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/biol). However, the coverage in the Abstracting/Indexing services will remain unchanged.

We are grateful to the contributing authors, reviewers and readers for their loyalty and constant interest in our journal, and we are looking forward to greeting all new members. 


De Gruyter Open is excited to announce a groundbreaking publishing initiative. Central European Journal of Biology  (CEJB) is now becoming open access, which means freely available to everyone, anywhere in the world.  Starting with volume 2015, CEJB will provide our users with free, instant, and permanent access to all content worldwide. This is a fantastic opportunity for our authors, since we can now guarantee the widest possible readership for their works – including a new generation of readers, both inside and outside the field of biology. Hence very soon, we aim for CEJB to become a major high-impact journal in the world of biology.


As the most important aspect of the journal has always been the quality of its published research, we are happy to confirm that CEJB will maintain its practice of detailed and critical peer review, as well as its extensive editorial involvement throughout the publication process. CEJB will also explore new ways to distribute its content, thus making it much more visible to the academic community. As a result, not only are we confident that CEJB will continue to maintain the high standard of scholarship it currently enjoys, but we expect this new opportunity to attract increasingly exciting research in volumes to come.


Moreover, it must be pointed out that the preparation of a peer-reviewed, edited, and formatted article for online publication, - and hosting it on a server that remains accessible around the clock - is not without costs. These expenses will be covered by Article Processing Charges, which are paid by the author’s funder, sponsor or affiliated institution. Manuscripts accepted for publication in CEJB will be subject to Article Processing Charges of 1500 EUR. However, it is important to remember that authors from countries where no such funding schemes are in place will be given the opportunity to publish in the journal free of charge.


Finally, please note that due to a significant backlog of manuscripts, all new submissions to CEJB will be considered for publication in the 2015 volume.


Mariusz Z. Ratajczak, University of Louisville, USA 

Managing Editor

Natalia Lipińska, Poland

Editorial Advisory Board

Miguel B. Araujo, Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Peter J. Artymiuk, University of Sheffield, UK
Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Sergey Y. Bershitsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Laszlo Buday, Semmelweis University School of Medicine, Hungary
Alexander B. Chetverin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kuo-Chen Chou, Gordon Life Science Institute, China
Keith A. Crandall, George Washington University in Washington, DC
Olga Dontsova, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia
Petr Draber, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Richard S.J. Frackowiak, University College London, UK
Karl Friston, University College London, UK
Mikhail S. Gelfand, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Eliane Gluckman, Hopital Saint-Louis, France
Everett Peter Greenberg, University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
Yi Guan, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tasuku Honjo, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Tim Hunt, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, UK
Miklos S.Z. Kellermayer , Pecs University Medical School, Hungary
Saulius Klimasauskas, Institute of Biotechnology, Lithuania
Stanislav S. Kolesnikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Alexander A. Konstantinov, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia
Oleg A. Krishtal, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
Hans Lehrach, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany
Marie Lipoldova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Mark P. Mattson, National Institutes of Health, USA
Karen E. Nelson, The J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Marc Van Montagu , Ghent University, Belgium
Jozef Nosek, Comenius University, Slovakia
Jacek Otlewski , University of Wroclaw, Poland
Krzysztof Palczewski, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Miklos Palkovits, National Institute of Mental Health, USA
Laurent Poirel, Hôpital de Bicêtre, le Kremlin–Bicêtre, France
Jaanus Remme, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu University, Estonia
Balazs Sarkadi, National Medical Center, Hungary
Joseph Schlessinger, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Vladimir P. Torchilin, Northeastern University, USA
Vladimir N. Uversky, University of South Florida College of Medicine, USA
Ulrich von Andrian, Harvard Medical School, USA



Joanna Bandorowicz-Pikula, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland
Krasimir Kolev, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Anna Shestakova, University of Utah School of Medicine, USA
Stefan Eugen Szedlacsek, Institute of Biochemistry, Romania

Biophysics and Bioinformatics
Csaba Bagyinka, Biological Research Center, Hungary
Jana Kasparkova, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Rituraj Purohit, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Alexandra Zahradnikova, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

Kornel L. Kovacs, University of Szeged, Hungary

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Peter P. Papp, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Hungary
Aleksandra Piechota-Polańczyk, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Miroslav Plohl, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia
Serhiy Souchelnytskyi, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

Molecular Biology of The Cell
Dorin Alexandru, "Nicolae Simionescu" Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology, Romania
Alexander Serganov, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Jernej Ule, Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), UK


Gene Therapy
Henning Madry, Saarland University, Germany

Chandra S. Bapanpally
, SA Scientific Ltd., USA
Dimitry Chistiakov, Department of Molecular Diagnostics, National Research Center GosNIIgenetika, Russia
Tomasz Stoklosa, Center of Biostructure, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Maia Kivisaar, Estonian Biocentre, Tartu University, Estonia
Dmitri Mavrodi, Washington State University, USA
Jan Nesvera, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Igor Olekhnovich, University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA

Tetiana V. Andrianova, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Evgenia Bogomolova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Kylie Boyce, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Phillip B. Gannibal, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, Russia
Derek Peršoh, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Gerhard Rambold, University of Bayreuth, Mycology Dept., Germany

Molecular Biology of Disease
Zvonimir Koporc, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Aija Line
, University of Latvia, Latvia
Edward A. Ratovitski, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Pavel Vodicka , Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Thaddeus Graczyk, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Mark Wiser, Tulane University School of Public Health, USA

Stem Cells
Dominique Bonnet , London Research Institute, UK
Stefan Przyborski , University of Durham, UK
Ferenc Uher, National Medical Center, Hungary
Thomas P. Zwaka, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Tissue/Organ Regeneration
Jan A. Nolta, University of California Davis, USA

Brian L. Abbott, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, USA
Cesar V. Borlongan, University of South Florida College of Medicine, USA


Invertebrates and Vertebrates
Christoph Bleidorn, University of Leipzig, Germany
Heike Feldhaar, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Leopold Füreder, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Elena Mente, University of Thessaly, Greece
Andrea J. Morash, University of Tasmania & Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia

Development and Differentiation
Zbigniew Polanski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Tomas Slavik, Charles University, Czech Republic
Michal Zurovec, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Neuroscience and Behavior
Gjumrakch Aliev, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Simon Podnar, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia


Plant Anatomy and Physiology
Georgi Ivanov Georgiev, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Ricarda Jost, University of Western Australia, Australia
Krzysztof Piątek, Poland
Miquel Ribas-Carbo, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
Csaba Hornyik, The James Hutton Institute, Scotland, UK
Samo Kreft, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lóránt Lakatos, University of Szeged, Hungary
Maria Oszvald, Eotvos University, Hungary           
Eva Vranová, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Ecology and Environment 
Robert S. Boyd, Auburn University, USA

Evolutionary Biology
Juozas Lazutka, Vilnius University, Lithuania
William F. Martin, University of Düsseldorf, Germany 

Associate Editors

Małgorzata Czapińska, University of Wrocław, Poland
Kamila Franz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Krzysztof Piątek, Poland
Ewa Żurawska-Seta, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Pawel Zmora, Georg August Universität Göttingen, Germany

Language Editors

Erika Arnold, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Daniel W. Baker, University of British Columbia, Canada
Sandra Binning, Australian National University, Australia
Cindy Bongard, University of Toronto, Canada
Kevin J. Bown, Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, UK
Amanda Bresnehan, Queen's University, Canada
Daniel Burke, University of Toronto, Canada
Iain R. Caldwell, University of British Columbia, Canada
Ronan Carroll, University of South Florida, USA
Helen Colley, University of Sheffield, UK
Natalie Dawson, Center for Biological Diversity, USA
Suzie Ferrie, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Australia
Dariush Garber, University of California at Davis Medical Center, USA
Caitlin Gillett, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
Perry Hartfield, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jessica Hawthorn, University of Toronto, Canada
Emma Hobbs, University College London, UK
Andrea Huston, University of Toronto, Canada
Melanie L. Kalischuk, Lethbridge Research Centre, Canada
Melissa Lacey, University of Sheffield, UK
Dawn Patient, University of Cambridge, UK
Genevieve Phillips, University of Queensland, Australia
David A. Pike, James Cook University, Australia
Matthew Price, University of Portsmouth, UK
Caitlin Quinn, Columbia University, USA
Kuldeepsinh P. Rana, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Bradley Rhodes, Bucknell University, USA
Brent Roberts, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dominique G. Roche, Australian National University, Australia
Joel Schwartz, The City University of New York, USA
Sara Seabrooke, University of Toronto, Canada
Rodney Seppelt, Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Efe Sezgin, National Cancer Institute, USA
Katie Slattery, University of Essex, UK
Sanjiv Sonkaria, KAIST/SNU, Korea
Laura Southcott, University of British Columbia, Canada
Abigail Spear, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Melissa Ilka Stahle, Sydney University, Australia
Blake Turner, University of Toronto, Canada
Emma Weeks, University of Florida, USA
Peter White, Colby-Sawyer College, USA
David Wilson, Australian Antarctic Division, Australia
Anne Vardo-Zalik, The Pennsylvania State University-York, USA 

Technical Editor

Sabina Suchy, Poland

Managing Editor
Natalia Lipińska