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  • October 10th marks World Mental Health Day. In an increasingly uncertain world, an understanding of how we can manage our own mental wellbeing and treat mental health conditions is more important than ever. Although much progress has been made in recent years in terms of our abilities to both diagnose and treat mental health conditions, the need to advance our understanding of the underlying mechanisms is continuous. In honour of World Mental Health Day this year, Communications Biology has gathered a Collection of our publications that fill some of the gaps in our current knowledge.

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  • Examining the anatomy of an organism opens up a whole world of exploration into the function of its body, its evolution, and how it interacts with the biotic and abiotic elements in its environment. On the cusp of new advances in technology that have furthered this exploration, the editors at Communications Biology have gathered a Collection of our exciting research in organismal anatomy to highlight the possibilities of this field yet to come.

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  • July is Disability Pride Month here in New York, where part of the Communications Biology team is based. To mark this occasion, we are featuring a series of scientist interviews on the Nature Portfolio Ecology & Evolution Community site and wanted to elaborate on our motivations behind this post and our hopes for the future concerning the lived experience of disability in science.

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  • The collection of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes that form microbiota play an important role in both human and environmental health. In recognition of World Microbiome Day, we have curated a Collection of articles, news and commentary to celebrate the diversity of microbiome research published at Communications Biology, and highlight exciting new avenues for the field.

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  • A recent meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory focused on emerging nucleic acid therapies and the essential academic research that has enabled them. The program encompassed everything from chemical innovations to preclinical and clinical progress, and provided a glimpse of the breakthroughs yet to come.

    • Robert DeLong
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  • A new year symbolizes new hope for the future, especially this year as we start to see the first wave of vaccines administered against COVID-19. Here, we take stock of the year behind us and look forward to seeing where science takes us in 2021.

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  • Centrosomes are the main microtubule-organizing centers in animal cells, indispensable for cell division and the building of a wide range of cilia, which include sensory and motile cilia. We are now inviting submissions related to the fascinating field of centrosomes, cilia and all of the processes that they are involved in with the aim of highlighting this work in a Special Collection.

    • Tiago J. Dantas
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  • The metabolism of immune cells is a rapidly developing field with therapeutic implications. In recognition of this exciting area, our journal is welcoming submissions of primary research articles, perspectives, comments, and review articles in immunometabolism with the aim to highlight these articles in a special collection.

    • Shuai Jiang
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  • We are inviting submissions of articles on the role of mechanobiology in health and disease with the aim of publishing high quality research devoted to advance our understanding of mechanics shaping biological function. We are also happy to present a Collection of papers already published in our journal in this exciting field.

    • Marco Fritzsche
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  • Communications Biology is committed to improving diversity in our pages, our reviewer pool, and our editorial board. We recognize both the overt and unconscious racism in the sciences and have tasked ourselves with using our platform to amplify Black voices and the voices of all biologists of color.

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  • We are inviting submissions of articles, perspectives, and reviews on nanomedicine, drug delivery, tumour targeting, and nanotheranostics with the aim of publishing high quality research devoted to nanotechnology for biology.

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  • As we celebrate our second year of publishing, we look back on some highlights from 2019 in Communications Biology and consider what it means to study biology.

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  • Our editorial model is a collaborative one; the in-house professional team of editors works together with external editors in selecting the papers we publish. Here we discuss how this editorial model is set up and share the thoughts of some of our board members.

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  • The theme of this year’s Peer Review Week, Quality in Peer Review, reflects both the necessity of peer review and the growing uncertainty about its role in scholarly publishing. We support peer review that aims to improve manuscripts through critical evaluation before publication.

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  • As of January 1st 2019, authors submitting manuscripts to Communications Biology can choose to publish the reviewer reports and author replies with their articles. The first articles with associated reviewer reports have now been published, representing an important step in our broader journey toward greater openness.

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  • Communications Biology celebrates its 1 year anniversary of publishing advances across the biological sciences. Here we review our first year of publishing and look forward to what we hope to achieve in the years to come.

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  • A year has passed since Communications Biology opened for submissions. We’d like to take this opportunity to look back on the past year and thank all those who have contributed to the journal.

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  • Today we publish a Q&A with Dr. Marie Heffern, the first in a series of short interviews with early career researchers. We will be publishing these throughout the next year and welcome suggestions for featured researchers.

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