Special Issue "Trends and Outlooks in Synthetic Biology: A Special Issue for Celebrating 10 Years of Life and Its Landmarks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 June 2021.
Interests: origins of life; synthetic biology; artificial life; synthetic cells; drug delivery; bio-chem-ICTs; autopoiesis and cognition
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Interests: in vitro synthetic biology; evolution; artificial cell; RNA replication; DNA replication; translation; ribosome
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Since its inception in December 2011, the Editorial Board and Guest Editors of Life have been working hard to make Life an outstanding journal that receives the highest-quality submissions. One important goal was the inclusion of Life in the major databases in order to provide its authors with the visibility and impact that they desire. We are pleased to say that this goal has been met, as Life has been selected for inclusion in important databases such PubMed, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). Importantly, in 2020 Life has received its first Impact Factor (2.991), and will also reach a milestone by publishing its 10th volume. The Life Editorial Board and Editorial Office thank all who have contributed in the past, and welcome your contributions to Life in the years ahead.
Reaching these major milestones is quite relevant for a growing and dynamical journal, and it is worthy of celebration. Therefore we are launching a celebratory Special Issue on “Trends and Outlooks in Synthetic Biology” to further promote the improved recognition of Life as an outstanding journal in the field of synthetic biology. All researchers working in this field are invited to contribute to this Special Issue.
We would like to elicit the submission of articles (full articles, communications, reviews, etc.) related to the broad subject of Synthetic Biology, with a special focus on (but not limited to) bottom-up/cell-free approaches, artificial compartments (including microfluidics and microchambers), in vitro transcription and translation, in vitro evolution, and related topics. All types of approaches are welcome (experimental, theoretical, conceptual, numerical simulations, etc.).
We look forward to receiving your best contributions and assembling a high-quality Special Issue to celebrate the landmarks of Life.
- Early-bird deadline: 15 June 2021, with 200 CHF discount on APCs.
Prof. Dr. Pasquale Stano
Prof. Dr. Norikazu Ichihashi
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 papers will be 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 1600 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.
- synthetic biology
- artificial cells
- synthetic cells
- cell-free protein synthesis
- cell-free bioproduction
- artificial compartments
- reconstitution studies
- artificial biodevices and biosystems
- in vitro evolution
- numerical simulations
- stochastic simulations
- high-throughput methods
- cell-like biosensors
- artificial life
- synthetic life
- non-standard amino acids
- genetic networks
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Dr. Katarzyna Adamala (University of Minnesota, USA)
2. Professor Cheemeng Tan (UC Davis, USA)
3. Dr. Melinda Bonnie Fagan;
4. Dr. Andras Gyorgy
5. Dr. Manish Kumar Gupta
6. Dr. Danielle Biscaro Pedrolli
1. Dr. DAVIES Jamie
2. Dr. Ali Shojaeian
3. Dr. Bhavisha Sheth
4. Dr. Jennifer Liu