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The Future of Physiology: 2020 and Beyond, Volume I
The Future of Physiology: 2020 and Beyond, Volume II
"In 2010, Frontiers in Physiology was launched to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas and to develop an international community of scientists working together to meet the challenge of integrating function from molecules to man. As part of this mission the editors of each sub-discipline covered by Frontiers in Physiology wrote editorials that addressed the most pressing challenges and unanswered questions for their particular field of investigation. Now that it has been nearly a decade since Frontiers in Physiology was launched, it is time to reflect on what has been accomplished in the last decade and what questions and issues remain to be addressed. Therefore, it is the goal of this Research Topic series both to evaluate the progress made during the past decade and to look forward to the next. In particular, the major issues and expected developments in each sub-discipline will be explored in order to inspire and to inform readers and researchers in the field of Physiology for the year 2020 and beyond." - George Billman, Ohio State University, former Field Chief Editor for Frontiers in Physiology -
“After a successful decade under the guidance of Dr. Billman, Frontiers in Physiology published its 10,000th article on “integrating function from molecules to man”. Frontiers in Physiology has allowed the worldwide community of scientists to exchange discoveries, ideas, and solutions that have ultimately led to improved health and quality of life. The continuing mission for Frontiers in Physiology will be to unite various physiology sub-disciplines to understand how the various components of an organism work together to maintain a healthy state and how disruptions in function lead to diseases. The physiology field is evolving fast. Frontiers in Physiology has launched over 1,400 Research Topics led by experts of the respective fields to capture this evolving and cutting-edge research. These Research Topics permit collaboration of researchers across the world to accelerate the science in these physiological areas. Frontiers in Physiology is also keeping up with new developments by launching specialty sections to draw light on emerging areas of research. What does the next ten years look like? The goal of this Research Topic is a look at the present and into the future of each sub-discipline of physiology regarding unmet challenges, emerging technologies, and emerging areas of research.” - John D. Imig, Medical College of Wisconsin, Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Physiology -
Keywords: physiology, community, chief editor
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.