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The Specialty Respiratory Physiology publishes original works that contribute to our overall understanding of the cellular, multicellular, organ, system and integrated physiology of the respiratory system.
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The Specialty Respiratory Physiology provides a medium to disseminate information on the physiological mechanisms of the respiratory system. Our goal is to publish original works that contribute to our overall understanding of the cellular, multicellular, organ, system and integrated physiology of the respiratory system.
Respiratory Physiology publishes respiratory research in:
- Behavioral control of breathing
- Neural control of breathing
- Afferents and sensory processes
- Airway defense mechanisms
- Respiratory muscles
- Respiratory mechanics
- Lung and airway biology
- Gas exchange and transport
- Developmental respiratory physiology
- Modeling of the respiratory system
- Environmental physiology
- Structure and ultrastructure
- Respiratory pathophysiology
We encourage papers that use biological, biochemical, biophysical, engineering, mathematical, behavioral and clinical approaches to expand our understanding of respiratory physiology. Our goal is to provide the scientific community with comprehensive current research in respiratory physiology.
Please consider the content and article type specifications as stated below
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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Respiratory Physiology 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, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Respiratory Physiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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