Calls for Papers
Highlight your research and enhance its visibility to your field and community by submitting to one of our Special Collections. Published Collection papers are featured on the Communications Biology Collections page.
When submitting your manuscript via our online submission system, please choose the appropriate Collection title from the drop-down menu on the submission form. Please be sure to express your interest in the Collection in your cover letter. All manuscripts will be considered according to our editorial policies. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that any individual paper will be included in the desired collection.
Guest Edited Collections
All Guest Edited Collections are associated with a call for papers and are managed by one or more of our Editorial Board Members and/or external guest editors. All Collections are open for submissions from all authors – and not by invitation only – on the condition that the manuscripts fall within the scope of the Collection and of Communications Biology more generally. The editorial process is managed by a team of Editorial Board Members and/or external guest editors. See our editorial process page for more details.
Guest Edited Collections open for submissions:
- Ecological Restoration and Rewilding - a joint call for papers with Scientific Reports
- Live microscopy
- Plant systems and spatial biology
- Brain evolution
- Centrosomes & Cilia (see Editorial here)
- Mechanobiology (see Editorial here.
Other Open Collections
These collections managed by the journal's editors and Editorial Board Members according to our standard procedures.
The editors occasionally select previously-published papers for thematic collections to feature on our Collections site. These curated collections may be associated with an open call for papers, although often they are not. All manuscripts included in curated collections are managed by the journal's editors and Editorial Board Members according to our standard procedures.