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Bioprocess Engineering is dedicated to publications dealing with research and developments of bioprocesses ranging from the micro- to the macro-scale in academia and industry using new approaches. Biotechnology in the general point of view has become one of the centers of scientific research in the domain of biological sciences. For example, synthetic biology, the most recent development of this domain, has triggered dramatic progress in transferring gained knowledge to industrial processes as well as spreading into different directions: biological chemistry, bionanotechnology, sustainable biorefineries, and many others are expected in the next few years. In parallel, tools in engineering such Design of Experiments (DoE), Process Analytical Technology (PAT) including real-time analysis and control of key bioprocess parameters evolved. Nevertheless, one of the remaining challenges to fulfill is the understanding of novel applications at micro- and industrial scale and their scale-up or scale-down, respectively, which generally asks for new developments, e.g. new bioreactors and technologies. These aspects are the main scope of this section, as we aim to publish original research articles, reviews, and methods dealing with recent progress in such applications from all domains of life sciences: microbiology, health, bioprocess engineering, analytics, natural products, and production of new chemical entities of biological interest.
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Bioprocess Engineering welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Bioprocess Engineering, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Bioprocess Engineering will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
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