Special Issue "Optical Assessment of Metabolism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).
Optical techniques have been employed with remarkable success over the last two decades to probe hemodynamic processes in highly scattering tissues such as the brain, muscle and breast. In total, this research has discovered new indicators of tissue function and health that are proving to be clinically relevant. This Special Issue highlights advances in the development and application of optical techniques for assessment of metabolic activity. We therefore welcome innovative manuscripts that feature optical methods for measuring metabolism and metabolites, optical biomarkers of mitochondrial health, validations of optical metabolism metrics, optical assessment of mitochondrial pathophysiology in human patients and preclinical models, and clinical applications of metabolic measurements.
This Special Issue aims to provide a broad summary of recent developments in the field and also inform future directions for optical metabolism research. It is open for submission now. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the Special Issue website.
Dr. Wesley Baker
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. Metabolites 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.
- Functional near-infrared spectroscopy
- Diffuse correlation spectroscopy
- Metabolite biomarkers
- Oxygen metabolism
- Optical imaging
- Clinical applications