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All living cells and cell organelles are surrounded by membranes, which consist of a lipid bilayer scaffold enriched with integral and associated membrane proteins. These membranes separate cells and cell organelles from their surrounding and define them as unity. They represent a contact area that permits communication with other cells and regulates solute exchange with the environment. Membrane Physiology and Membrane Biophysics deals with all functional and structural aspects of biological membranes, ranging from the function of membrane proteins at atomic resolution to changes in membrane function in human diseases, including the development of novel therapeutic approaches to correct such disease conditions.
It is the central focus of Membrane Physiology and Membrane Biophysics to disseminate novel insights into these crucial cell functions as well as new approaches to study them with computational or experimental techniques. We invite studies that address all aspects of membrane biology: from membrane dynamics and signal transduction to biophysics, from biochemistry and molecular biology to translational physiology, from evolutionary and adaptive physiology to pathophysiology of disease, and from integrative cell biology to the development of new methodological and computational approaches to study cell membranes. The goal of Membrane Physiology and Membrane Biophysics is to be at the forefront of the filed by publishing high-quality research at the cutting-edge of the investigation of the membrane life and death. We encourage authors devoted to the investigation of the cell membrane to publish their research in the unique platform.
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Articles that address purely pathological processes or treatment/management of disease do not fall within the areas covered by Frontiers in Physiology. Articles of this type must be submitted to a more appropriate clinical journal. As an example, all cancer related articles should be submitted to an appropriate section of Frontiers in Oncology. Articles that focus exclusively on disease processes will be returned to authors without review, and/or with a suggestion to submit to a more appropriate Frontiers journal. Similarly, all articles with a research focus on genes and genomes should be submitted to an appropriate section of Frontiers in Genetics; these submissions will not be considered for review in Frontiers in Physiology.
Please note that not all Article Types are available in all Sections. Some article types, such as those that mention medicine, are section specific. Authors are encouraged to refer to the section specific 'About' pages for available article types. Special circumstances related to sections cross-listed between two or more journals also apply, read more below. Only article types that appear in the drop-down menu during the submission process are available for submission to the selected section.
Frontiers in Physiology no longer accepts Clinical Trials and Case Reports, including pilot studies.
The WHO defines a clinical trial as "any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes".
In most cases, these submissions should be directed to one of the Frontiers medically related journals. Articles of this nature submitted to Frontiers in Physiology will be returned to authors without review, and/or with a suggestion to submit to a more appropriate Frontiers journal.
Due to the nature of our publishing program, sections cross-listed between two or more journals (for e.g. Autonomic Neuroscience, Biophysics, Exercise Physiology, Medical Physics and Imaging, Reproduction) may continue to welcome these article types, and others, by submission through the other relevant field journal. However, authors should not proceed with submission of a clinical trial, case report or pilot study through Frontiers in Physiology. As stated, articles of this nature submitted to Frontiers in Physiology will be returned to authors without review, and/or with a suggestion to submit to a more appropriate Frontiers journal.
In the case of General Commentaries, the journal will only consider those which comment on a paper already published with Frontiers. Special exception may be given if a commentary addresses a body of knowledge, pending approval from section Chief Editors.
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Membrane Physiology and Membrane Biophysics welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Membrane Physiology and Membrane Biophysics, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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