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Synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory

Guest Editors:
Joseph M. Santin, PhD, University of Missouri, USA
Shani Stern, PhD, University of Haifa, Israel

Submission Status: Open until 8 April 2025

Evolution of immunity

Guest Editors:
Pedro José Esteves, PhD, University of Porto, Portugal
Aris Katzourakis, PhD, University of Oxford, UK
Pedro Vale, PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK

Submission Status: Open until 17 March 2025

Conservation genomics

Guest Editors:
Mehrdad Hajibabaei, PhD, University of Guelph, Canada
Jazlyn Mooney, PhD, University of Southern California, USA

Arun Sethuraman, PhD, San Diego State University, USA
Josefin Stiller, PhD, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Submission Status: Open until 21 February 2025

Phase separation in homeostasis and disease

Guest Editors:
Valeria Levi, PhD, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Yi Lin, PhD, Tsinghua University, China
Dragomir Milovanovic, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany
Emily Mitchell Sontag, PhD, Marquette University, USA

Submission Status: Open until 15 February 2025

Lipid metabolism in physiology and cell function

Guest Editors:
Yingqi Cai, PhD, University of North Texas, USA
Rosa Laura López-Marqués, PhD, DSc, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Tizhong Shan, PhD, Zhejiang University, China

Submission Status: Open until 22 January 2025

Computational inference of protein conformations and interactions

Guest Editors:
Jacob D. Durrant, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Tatiana Galochkina, PhD, University Paris Cité & INSERM, France
Balachandran Manavalan, PhD, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Submission Status: Open until 15 January 2025


Guest Editors:
Haider H. Dar, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Eun-Woo Lee, PhD, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea
Xinxin Song, MD, PhD, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Submission Status: Open until 30 November 2024

Stem cells and cancer

Guest Editors:
Jianhai Jiang, PhD, Fudan University, China
Charles K. Kaufman, MD, PhD,  Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Hernando Lopez-Bertoni, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
Ander Matheu, PhD, Biodonostia Health Research Institute (IIS Biodonostia) San Sebastian, Spain

Submission Status: Open until 13 November 2024

Regulation of gene expression through RNA

Guest Editors:
Marco Mangone, PhD, Arizona State University, USA
Gian Gaetano Tartaglia, PhD, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy

Submission Status: Open until 10 October 2024


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

Submission Status: Open until 30 September 2024

Article Collections


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

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


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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