Guest Edited Collections

Led by our Editorial Board Members, our Guest Edited Collections highlight your research and enhance its visibility to your field and community.

Browse our published Collections below, and if you want to be considered for inclusion, find all of our Collections that are open for submissions on our Calls for Papers page. The median turnaround time from submission to acceptance for papers submitted to our Guest Edited Collections is 102 days.

 

COVID-19

This Collection brings together research on COVID-19 from a variety of scientific disciplines, helping to further our understanding of the virus and combat the pandemic.

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Sperm biology and male reproductive health

Gathering original research on sperm biology and the male reproductive system to better understand the causes of, and help treat, male infertility.

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Nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications

Assembling original research Articles focusing on the design and synthesis of nano- and micro-structured materials for energy and environmental applications.

Improving reproducibility in animal research

Bringing together articles exploring the methodology and practices used in animal based research, and how researchers can improve the reproducibility of their experiments.

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Mountain surface processes and regulation

A Collection of original research Articles exploring the interdisciplinary fields of mountain surface ecology, environmental processes and hazards.

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Nanotechnology enabled metallurgy

This Collection presents original research investigating how nanotechnologies can be applied to improve the processing and manufacturing of metals and alloys.

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Nanotechnology in agriculture

An interdisciplinary Collection gathering research on the application of nanotechnology and nanodevices to benefit crops and enhance agricultural processes.

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Small-volume point-of-care analytical methods

This Collection assembles research focusing on fluidics-based platforms that are able to manipulate small sample volumes and the clinical applications of such devices.

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3D bioprinting of cells, tissues and organs

The '3D bioprinting of cells, tissues and organs' Collection brings together research showcasing the broad capabilities of bioprinting methods and techniques.
 

Novel hardware and concepts for unconventional computing

For the benefits of unconventional computing to be realised, novel hardware and computing schemes are required. This Collection provides an overview of advances in this field.

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Extracellular vesicles in cell biology and medicine

Presenting an overview of current advances in Extracellular vesicle (EV) research, their application in therapeutics and diagnostics, and advances in the methodological tools for EV study.
 

Soft sensors and actuators

This Collection showcases interdisciplinary studies of soft sensors and actuators, including their application in smart textiles, haptic electronics, biomedical devices and soft robotics.

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Radioisotopes and radiochemistry in health science

An overview on current advances and novel concepts in radioisotope science and applications relating to human health, from medical diagnostics and therapy to environmental research.

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Remote sensing of Earth hazards

Showcasing research using space-borne, aerial, and ground-based remote sensing to study geophysical, hydrological, meteorological and climatological Earth processes and hazards.

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2D materials: preparation, characterization and applications

2D materials exhibit unique physical and electronic properties. This Collection focuses on 2D materials and their potential applications to electronics, clean energy, bioengineering and biosensing.
 

Social physics

A Collection dedicated to interdisciplinary research with physics at the helm, which aims to pave the way towards better organizations and policies, and ultimately towards a more sustainable future.

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Gravitational biology and space medicine

Focusing on the challenges to astronauts’ health during long-term space missions, physiological changes caused by microgravity, available countermeasures and possible applications on Earth.