The world's 3rd most-cited Physiology journal
Frontiers in Physiology is a leading journal in its field, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research on the physiology of living systems, from the subcellular and molecular domains to the intact organism, and its interaction with the environment. Field Chief Editor George E. Billman at the Ohio State University Columbus is supported by an outstanding Editorial Board of international researchers. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide.
The central tenet of physiology, that unites its various sub-disciplines, is the quest to understand how the various components of the organism work together to maintain a healthy state. It is only by understanding normal bodily function that the disruptions that lead to disease can be determined and ultimately corrected to restore the healthy state. As such, 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 submited 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.
It is the mission of Frontiers in Physiology to provide a single platform to publish the most outstanding research across all the subspecialties embraced by physiology and to create a worldwide community of like-minded individuals, in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to promote interactions between investigators across specialties. Frontiers' Research Topics are particularly suited to this mission - more information can be found here.
Frontiers in Physiology is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Physiol.
Electronic ISSN: 1664-042X
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Frontiers in Physiology is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Physiology welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Case Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review, Technology Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, General Commentary, Policy and Practice Reviews, Code and Policy Brief.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Physiology, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above 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 the 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 Physiology.