Guest Edited Collections

Collections of original primary research articles, led by Scientific Reports' Editorial Board Members.

Call for Papers

 

Scientific Reports currently welcomes submissions to the following Collections:

 

To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of a Collection, please follow the steps highlighted on this page. When filling out the manuscript information on our online submission system, select the appropriate Collection from the list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab.
For information regarding Scientific Reports' policies on Guest Edited Collections please read this page.
For enquiries please contact scirep.collections@nature.com.

 

 

Gravitational biology and space medicine

Guest Editor: Daniela Grimm

A return to the Moon, Mars expeditions, and the rise of space tourism will lead to an increasing number of human spaceflights. This Collection will focus on the challenges to astronauts’ health during long-term space missions, physiological changes caused by microgravity, available countermeasures and possible applications on Earth. Submissions investigating the impact of microgravity at the cellular level and on higher plants or microorganisms are also welcome.

Submissions will be welcomed at any point up until the end of March 2019. For information regarding Scientific Reports' policies on Guest Edited Collections please read this page.

To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of this Collection, please follow the steps highlighted on this page. When filling out the manuscript information on our online submission system, select the "Gravitational biology and space medicine" Collection from the list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab.

 

About the Guest Editor

 

Daniela Grimm is a specialist in internal medicine and clinical pharmacology. She is Associate Professor of pharmacology and space medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark, as well as Guest Professor of gravitational biology and translational regenerative medicine at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany. Her research group investigates the impact of altered gravity conditions on human cells, with major topics being cancer research, pharmacology, tissue engineering, and translational regenerative medicine. Daniela Grimm has been serving as Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports since 2016.

 

 

Soft sensors and actuators

Guest Editor: Il-Kwon Oh

Innovative programmable motion and compliant sensing have been achieved due to rapid advances in soft functional materials. This Collection will provide a platform for interdisciplinary studies of soft sensors and actuators, including their application in smart textiles, haptic electronics, biomedical devices and soft robotics.

Submissions will be welcomed at any point up until the end of March 2019. For information regarding Scientific Reports' policies on Guest Edited Collections please read this page.

To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of a Collection, please follow the steps highlighted on this page. When filling out the manuscript information on our online submission system, select the "Soft sensors and actuators" Collection from the list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab.

 

About the Guest Editor

 

Il-Kwon Oh is a leading materials science researcher and the Director of the Active materials and dynamic systems Laboratory at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea. He obtained his PhD from KAIST in 2001 at the department of Mechanical Engineering, where he now holds the position of Full Professor. His research interests include soft actuators and artificial muscles, smart materials and structures, energy harvesting and energy conversion materials, as well as functional cellular structures. Il-Kwon Oh has been an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports since 2016.

 

 

Extracellular vesicles in cell biology and medicine

Guest Editor: Joana Maria Ramis

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are cell-derived membranous structures which act as intercellular communicators in both physiological and pathological situations, hence offering extraordinary opportunities for clinical applications. This Collection is intended to deliver an overview of current advances in EV research and their application in therapeutics and diagnostics. Submissions focused on methodological tools for EV study are also welcome.

Submissions will be welcomed at any point up until the end of April 2019. For information regarding Scientific Reports' policies on Guest Edited Collections please read this page.

To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of a Collection, please follow the steps highlighted on this page. When filling out the manuscript information on our online submission system, select the "Extracellular vesicles in cell biology and medicine" Collection from the list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab.

 

About the Guest Editor

 

Joana Maria Ramis is a Miguel Servet Researcher at the Balearic Islands Health Research Institute (IdISBa), as well as Adjunct Lecturer at the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain. Her research is focused on the development of new therapies and technologies for cellular and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She is more specifically interested in cell-free regenerative medicine through the use of extracellular vesicles derived from different cell types. Joana Maria Ramis has been an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports since 2017.

 

 

Remote sensing of Earth hazards

Guest Editor: Francesca Cigna

The dynamics of our planet can be better understood by utilising the wealth of imaging bands, modes, spatial scales and temporal observation capabilities offered by remote sensing. This Collection will gather research articles that use space-borne, aerial, and ground-based remote sensing based on UV, visible, IR, microwave and radio bands of the electromagnetic spectrum to study geophysical, hydrological, meteorological and climatological Earth processes and hazards.

Submissions will be welcomed at any point up until the end of April 2019. For information regarding Scientific Reports' policies on Guest Edited Collections please read this page.

To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of a Collection, please follow the steps highlighted on this page. When filling out the manuscript information on our online submission system, select the "Remote sensing of Earth hazards" Collection from the list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab.

 

About the Guest Editor

 

Francesca Cigna is a researcher in Earth observation and data analytics at the Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy. She holds a BSc and an MSc in environment and territory engineering, and a PhD in Earth sciences. Her key areas of interest include satellite radar remote sensing, SAR interferometry (InSAR), image processing and time series analysis, geology and geomorphology, geophysics, natural and man-made hazards and risks, ground instability and land changes, landscape archaeology and cultural heritage. She has been serving as Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports – Earth and Environmental Sciences section – since 2016.

 

 

Improving reproducibility in animal research

Guest Editor: Florian Frommlet

There have been increasingly lively discussions about many published scientific results failing validation by independent studies. This so-called reproducibility crisis has led to criticisms of study design in animal research. Inappropriate statistical methods, poor experimental design, and extreme standardization in trial design may contribute to the problem. The purpose of this Collection is to present original methodologies to improve the status quo and to report meta-research about the reproducibility of published animal research.

Submissions will be welcomed at any point up until the end of August 2019. For information regarding Scientific Reports' policies on Guest Edited Collections please read this page.

To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of a Collection, please follow the steps highlighted on this page. When filling out the manuscript information on our online submission system, select the "Improving reproducibility in animal research" Collection from the list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab.

 

About the Guest Editor

 

Florian Frommlet is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Medical Statistics at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. His research interests include both theoretical and applied statistics with applications in the life sciences. He has worked extensively on the problems of high dimensional data analysis which occur in modern genetics. Since 2014 he has been a member of the animal ethics committee of his university which motivates his strong interest in questions of reproducibility in animal trials. Florian Frommlet has been serving as Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports since 2014.