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Special Issue "Metabolomics of Complex Traits"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Metabolomics is a relative young member of the "OMICs" family, which uses state-of-art analytical chemistry techniques and advanced computational methods to comprehensively characterize small molecules (metabolites) in biological fluids and tissues. Metabolites represent both the downstream output of the genome and the upstream input from the environment, and are directly linked to the cellular function and phenotypes. The study of metabolites not only enables the identification of disease biomarkers but also provides unique insights into the fundamental causes of disease. Recent advances in metabolomics technologies results in a growing number of applications in biomedical research of complex traits, and such applications have already identified a number of unexpected chemical causes or metabolic pathways for several important complex diseases including atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer, and osteoarthritis. In this Special issue, we seek both review articles and original research with a focus on studies of metabolomics in complex diseases and traits, which will provide all readers with an overview of the application of metabolomics in complex disease and summarize the most recent new knowledge and advances in the field.Prof. Guangju Zhai
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 1400 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.
- Metabolomics (MS-based and NMR-based)
- Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics
- Biomarker Discovery
- Complex Diseases and Traits
- Precision Medicine