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Guest Editors:
Jacopo Di Russo: RWTH Aachen University & DWI - Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany 
Nicholas Kurniawan: Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Laurent Pieuchot: CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France
Srikala Raghavan: Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore
Stéphane Verger: Umeå University, Sweden

Submission Status: Open until 30 June 2024

Epigenetic modifications and regulation

Guest Editors:
Erin M. Green: University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Zhe Liang: Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Kevin A. Murach: The University of Arkansas, USA
Rajeev Taliyan: Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
Maojun Wang: Huazhong Agricultural University, China

Submission Status: Open until 4 February 2024

Plants and their pathogens

Guest Editors:
Maya Bar: ARO, Volcani Institute, Israel
Helen Fones: University of Exeter, UK
Sam Periyannan: University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 31 January 2024

Article Collections


Evolutionary Genomics

Physics of Living Matter

Neurons, Circuits and Behavior


Thematic series
Research Synthesis and Meta-Research in Biology


Special issue
Cancer Metabolism

Thematic series
Engineering Biology

Special issue
Microbiome Biology


Thematic series
Environment and Sustainability


Thematic series
Protein Quality Control at Membranes

Thematic series
New Tools for Neurobiology

Cross journal collection
In the Light of Evolution


Thematic series
What is Wrong With This Picture?

Cross journal collection
Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells – An update

Thematic series
Plant Signals


Thematic series
Beyond Mendel: modeling in biology

Cross journal collection


Cross journal collection
HIV thirty years on

Cross journal collection
From origins to open questions – Ten years of BMC Biology

Thematic series
Open questions in biology


Thematic series
Cell geometry

Cross journal collection
Question and answer

Cross journal collection
Companion articles for the publication of the swine genome

Cross journal collection
Open Access Africa: Showcasing African research

Cross journal collection
Metabolism, diet and disease

Thematic series
Ubiquitin signals and beyond


Cross journal collection
Focus on stem cells

Cross journal collection
Wiring the brain


Thematic series
Question and Answer

Cross journal collection
Zebra finch: the companion papers for the publication of the zebra finch genome sequence

Cross journal collection
Open Access Biodiversity Research

Thematic series
Hope of progress


Cross journal collection
Daphnia: the companion papers for the genome sequence


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