The 2nd most cited open-access journal in Endocrinology & Metabolism
The section is devoted to publishing cutting edge discoveries in the area of pituitary pathophysiology, including fundamental genetic and subcellular studies, cell and animal physiology, and human pathology, therapy and treatment outcomes. Topics include basic and clinical studies in hypothalamic-pituitary control and signaling axes, including those for CRH/ACTH/adrenal, GHRH/GH/IGF1, TRH/TSH/thyroid, GNRH/FSH/LH/gonads, and dopamine/prolactin. Clinical topics include diagnosis, assessment, and medical, surgical or radiation therapy of genetic and acquired pituitary gland failure, secreting and non-secreting pituitary tumors, reproduction, growth, stress, pregnancy, impact of pituitary dysfunctions on physiological states and systemic illnesses , and the role of pituitary hormones in cancer, metabolic dysfunction and cardiovascular disorders.
The scope of the manuscripts also includes a focus on specific disorders in children, bringing a unique perspective to the section.
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PMCID: all published articles receive a PMCID
Pituitary Endocrinology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Protocols, Review, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Pituitary Endocrinology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Pituitary Endocrinology 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 Endocrinology.