Special Issue "Early Career Researchers in Origins of Life"

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Origin of Life".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 511

Special Issue Editors

Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-IE-32 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan
Interests: origin of life; prebiotic chemistry; protocells; phase separation; compartmentalization; chemical evolution
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Space Science Center (ANGKASA), Institute of Climate Change, Level 3, Research Complex, National University of Malaysia, UKM, Bangi 43600, Selangor, Malaysia
Interests: prebiotic chemistry; chemical evolution; origin of life; panspermia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“Early Career Researchers in Origins of Life” is a Life Special Issue aimed at early career researchers in origins of life (those in independent positions, up to 10 years post-PhD). This Special Issue aims to publish original research on all aspects of origins of life led by early career researchers, hoping to present cutting-edge topics regarding the origins of life and provide a glimpse towards the future topics of interest in this field of research.

Thus, early career researchers are invited to contribute submissions focused on, but not limited to, the following necessary and emergent research topics in origins of life and related areas:

  • Astrochemistry;
  • Astrobiology;
  • Planetary science;
  • Geology, geochemistry and geobiology;
  • Prebiotic chemistry;
  • Chemical evolution;
  • Protocells;
  • Synthetic biology;
  • Complex systems.

Dr. Tony Z. Jia
Dr. Kuhan Chandru
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Life is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • origins of life
  • astrobiology
  • prebiotic chemistry
  • chemical evolution

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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