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The section publishes papers pertaining to the science of sleep, chronobiology, and the clinical practice of sleep medicine. Articles cover all aspects of sleep, circadian rhythms, and its disorders from bench research to clinical reviews. The specialty section publishes equal amounts of clinical and basic science work. Topics covered include anatomical and molecular mechanisms behind sleep and circadian rhythms, their physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, ontogeny and phylogeny of sleep, epidemiology of sleep disorders, circadian rhythm disorders, hypersomnias, insomnias, movement disorders in sleep, sleep related breathing disorders, the impact of other illnesses on sleep, treatment of various sleep disorders including those specifically affecting children, the elderly or women.
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Sleep and Chronobiology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Sleep and Chronobiology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Sleep and Chronobiology 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 Psychiatry and Neurology.