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Scientific Advances in STEM: From Professor to Students submission deadline 31 Mar 2021 | 20 articles
Keywords: solar energy applications; additive manufacturing; coatings; functional materials; tribological and mechanical behavior; bio residues; biopolymer; computer architecture; artificial intelligence; smart cities; energy forecasting; food; sustainable cities and industries; life cycle assessment; emerging pollutants; porous materials; cellular and bacterial behavior; powder technology
(Participating journals: Metals, Polymers, Foods, Sustainability, Sensors)
Fruit and Vegetable Juice Processing and Nutrition
edited by Yang Shan and
submission deadline 31 May 2021 | 17 articles
Keywords: fruit and vegetable juice; juice processing; quality and nutrition; standards and authentication; technology and equipment
(Participating journals: Nutrients, Foods)
Multiple Sclerosis: New Mechanism and Insights into Clinical Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment
edited by , and Evanthia Bernitsas
submission deadline 20 Aug 2021
Keywords: multiple sclerosis; symptoms; diagnosis; treatment; innovation
(Participating journals: Life, Brain Sciences)
Function, Regulation, and Dysfunction of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
edited by Stefano Gianni, and
submission deadline 20 Aug 2021
Keywords: intrinsically disordered proteins; post-translational modifications; phase separation; structural and functional dynamics; binding promiscuity and fuzzy complexes; molten globular states; kinetic vs thermodynamic control; conformational selection vs induced fit
Internet Addiction
edited by and Gergely Darnai
submission deadline 31 Aug 2021 | 22 articles
Mycotoxins in Animal Feed and in Animal Source Foods in Developing Countries
edited by , , Hanna Friberg and Florence Mutua
submission deadline 30 Sep 2021 | 4 articles
Keywords: mycotoxins; aflatoxins; feed safety; food safety; dairy production; animal health; food security; mycology
(Participating journals: Agriculture, Animals, Dairy, Foods, Toxins)
Oncogenomics and Pediatric Health
edited by , Jonathan A Lal and Denis Horgan
submission deadline 1 Oct 2021 | 11 articles
Keywords:  oncology;  children;  data;  public health;  pediatrics;  biomarkers;  diagnostic;  treatment;  access to care;  healthcare professionals;  legislation;  rare disease;  digital health;  patient data;  economics;  omics;  genomics
The Impact of the Human Microbiome and Proteome in Forensic Science submission deadline 15 Oct 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: forensic science; death; human identification; microbiome; postmortem interval; proteome
(Participating journals: Life, Forensic Sciences)
Psychodermatology
edited by and Lucia Tomas-Aragones
submission deadline 15 Oct 2021 | 6 articles
ATP Release in Health and Disease
edited by and Francis Boudreault
submission deadline 29 Oct 2021 | 5 articles
Keywords: ATP secretion; purinergic signaling; mechano-sensation; luciferase
(Participating journals: Life, Physiologia)
Climate Change and Infectious Disease
edited by Bernardino Roca and Shamarina Shohaimi
submission deadline 5 Nov 2021 | 4 articles
Landscape Planning, Sustainability and Diversity in Human–Nature Interactions submission deadline 5 Nov 2021 | 35 articles
Keywords:  drivers of landscape change;  environmental history;  environmental management units;  environmental sustainability;  geosystems;  geographic information technologies;  human–nature interactions;  land use/cover change;  landscape planning;  social–ecological systems
(Participating journals: Diversity, Sustainability, Urban Science)
Bio-Recovery of Precious Metals from Waste
edited by and Eva Pakostova
submission deadline 27 Nov 2021 | 2 articles
Keywords: lithium-ion batteries; bioleaching; biohydrometallurgy; bio-sorption; metal extraction; metal recovery; metal recycling; circular economy
(Participating journals: Minerals, Metals, Bioengineering, BioTech, Mining)
Actions for Bioenergy and Biofuels: A Sustainable Shift submission deadline 30 Nov 2021 | 21 articles
Keywords: sustainability; green economy; circular economy; bioeconomy; bioenergy; biofuel; energy policy
(Participating journals: Energies, Sustainability)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Mechanism to Management
edited by , Rosa Scaramuzzo, Anna Guida and Federica Saraceno
submission deadline 30 Nov 2021 | 3 articles
(Participating journals: Life, Gastroenterology Insights, Surgeries)
Microangiopathy in Rheumatic Diseases
edited by and Erik Lubberts
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021
Keywords: Raynaud’s phenomenon; capillaroscopy; microangiopathy; early diagnosis; “scleroderma” pattern; “scleroderma-like” changes; systemic sclerosis; autoantibodies
(Participating journals: Life, Biomedicines)
Knee Osteoarthritis – How Close are We to Disease Modifying Treatment?
edited by and Erik Lubberts
submission deadline 15 Dec 2021 | 5 articles
Keywords: knee osteoarthritis; adipokines; disease-modifying treatment; mice model of osteoarthritis; body mass index
(Participating journals: Life, Biomedicines)
Interaction of Atmosphere and Forest: Dynamics and Fluxes of Trace Compositions
edited by Ryuichi Wada, , Akira Tani and Seiichiro Yonemura
submission deadline 17 Dec 2021
Keywords: forest ecosystem; trace gas; dynamics; fluxes; ozone; nitrogen oxides; biogenic volatile organic compounds
(Participating journals: Atmosphere, Forests)
Frontiers in Electroanalytical Chemistry in China and Selected Papers from 14thNEAC
edited by Ying Wang, Yuanjian Zhang, and
submission deadline 20 Dec 2021 | 2 articles
(Participating journals: Biosensors, Chemosensors, Sensors)
Emerging Translational Research in Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases: from In Vitro to In Vivo Models submission deadline 27 Dec 2021 | 20 articles
Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; multiple sclerosis; stroke; depressive disorder; bipolar disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; anxiety disorder; schizophrenia; somatic symptom disorder; autism spectrum disorder; hyperactive attention deficit disorder; rare diseases
Fungal Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 9 articles
(Participating journals: Journal of Fungi, Viruses, Microbiology Research)
Animal Model in Biomedical Research
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 54 articles
Keywords: animal models; in vivo study; genetics; bioactive compounds; disease model; preclinical compounds testing
The Role of Innate Lymphocytes in Infection and Host Immunity
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 5 articles
Keywords: mucosal immunity; innate lymphoid cells (ILCs); mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT); antiviral response; natural killer cells (NKT); innate lymphoid cells; major histocompatibility complexes (MHC); γδ T cells; cytokines; emerging and zoonotic; immune evasion; antimicrobial mechanisms; microbial immunopathogenesis; microbial immunopathology; pathogen–host interactions; immune exhaustion; microbial latency; vaccination strategies; SARS-CoV-2
Polymer Crystallization submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 15 articles
Keywords: polymer crystallization; nucleation; crystal morphology; polymer spherulites; nucleation theory; crystallization kinetics; nucleating agent; structure–property relationship; epitaxy; self-seeding; memory effect; polymorphism
(Participating journals: Crystals, Polymers, Reactions)
Brain Functional and Structural Connectivity and Cognition submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 4 articles
Keywords: Connectivity; Neural network; fMRI; Resting state; Brain stimulation
(Participating journals: Life, Psych)
Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Agents
edited by Cheng-Wen Lin and Szu-Hao Kung
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 18 articles
Keywords: broad-spectrum antiviral agents; BSAA; host defense; viral resistance; small-molecule antiviral; antiviral analog; antiviral compounds ; drug repurposing; antiviral drug development
(Participating journals: Viruses, Biomedicines, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutics, COVID)
Translation from Microgravity Research to Earth Application
edited by and Ruth Hemmersbach
submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 6 articles
Burden of COVID-19 in Different Countries submission deadline 31 Dec 2021 | 191 articles
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; health care system; disease burden; medical care resources; public health measures; basic reproduction number; burden of hospitalizations; mortality rate; prevalence; incidence; epidemiology; immunity; pandemic; clinical aspects; viral pathogenesis; virulence; public health resources
Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Medical Imaging
edited by
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022
(Participating journals: Life, Information, AI, Journal of Imaging)
Novel Therapeutic Strategies against Leishmania and Trypanosoma
edited by , Koert Ritmeijer, Marta Helena Branquinha, Claudia Masini d'Avila-Levy, Cátia Lacerda Sodré and Igor de Almeida Rodrigues
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 1 articles
Superplastic Forming
edited by Antonio J. Gámez, , Vit Janik, and Vincent Velay
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 2 articles
Keywords: models; simulations; and experiments in SPF processes; superplastic materials; formability of metals; design of manufacturing tools and machines for SPF processes; industrial applications of SPF
Bioactive Natural Products and Synthetic Small Molecules as Potential Investigational Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases
edited by Wen-Chi Hou, Wei-Jan Huang and
submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 6 articles
Keywords: Alzheimer’s disease; amyloid beta; antioxidant; reactive oxygen species; tau protein; cell line experiment; animal models; bioactive natural products; synthetic compounds or derivatives; medicinal chemistry; computational chemistry
Eco-Sustainable Innovative Approaches for Water-Soil-Nutrient-Crop Management submission deadline 5 Feb 2022 | 7 articles
Keywords: water– soil– nutrient– crop continuum; eco-efficient resource use; best practices; sustainable management; smart agriculture; remote and proximal sensing
(Participating journals: Agronomy, Water)
Sterile Inflammation in Solid Organ Transplantation submission deadline 10 Feb 2022
Keywords: sterile inflammation; ischemia and reperfusion injury in organ transplantation; inflammasomes; DAMPS; cytokines; nitric oxide; oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress; mitochondrial markers (complexes I; II; III; ALDH2; UCP; UCP2); autophagy and cell death and apoptosis; ferropoptosis and necropoptosis; ischemia-reperfusion injury and organ transplantation (heart; liver; lung; pancreas; kidney; small intestine); ischemia-reperfusion injury prevention and therapeutic strategies (preconditioning and post conditioning); adaptative and innate immunity responses; graft static preservation and machine perfusion (hypothermic and normothermic and markers: Krebs cycle; mitochondrial markers; AMP kinases; glycocalyx); antioxidants and therapeutic strategies
Mechanisms of Resistance to Plant Diseases
edited by Attila L. Ádám and
submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | 13 articles
Keywords: acquired resistance (immunity); defense-related signal transduction; reactive oxygen species; antioxidants; RNA interference (RNAi); emerging plant pathogens (phytophthora; phytoplasma; and other species); plant hormone mediated resistance
(Participating journals: Plants, Microorganisms)
Numerical Methods and Computer Simulations in Energy Analysis
edited by Marcin Kamiński and
submission deadline 20 Feb 2022 | 32 articles
(Participating journals: Energies, Mathematics, Sci)
Geoinformatics Evaluations of Environmental Dynamism and Future Sustainability
edited by Brian G Jones, and Ignacio Fuentes
submission deadline 20 Feb 2022 | 6 articles
Keywords: environmental dynamism modelling; geoinformatics–environmental analytic tools; remote sensing (RS); geographic information systems (GIS); google earth engine (GEE); coastal ecosystem conservation; hydro meteorological modelling; wetlands and marshlands; riverine and estuarine systems; fluvial; lacustrine; and coastal clastic sedimentology; land use/land cover
(Participating journals: Environments, Sustainability, Forests)
Advances in Trauma Pathophysiology
edited by , Stefania Cimbanassi and Shailvi Gupta
submission deadline 22 Feb 2022 | 3 articles
Keywords: physiological response to trauma; training in trauma treatment; simulation techniques in trauma training; the critically ill patient in trauma setting; research in hemorrhagic shock in trauma: the resuscitative endovascular balloon for the occlusion of the aorta (REBOA); infections and sepsis; MOF and MODS in trauma patients; negative pressure wound healing therapy (NEWT); the complex trauma of the pelvis; the return to normal life after trauma; spreading the culture of trauma and its treatment to the population; the “stop the bleed campaign”; the role of the immune innate system and DAMPs in trauma; the frail traumatized patient: the elderly; the pregnant woman; the child; acute respiratory failure in trauma (thoracic trauma and non-thoracic trauma); the role of endothelial cells in trauma and other diseases; the role of mitochondria and mitochondrial DNA for therapy in trauma and other diseases; new concepts related to the inflammatory response present in trauma; burns and other diseases (IBD for example); researches on the septic patient
Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology
edited by and Samir Simon Suweis
submission deadline 25 Feb 2022 | 4 articles
(Participating journals: Life, Entropy)
Zoonoses in Tropical Countries
edited by , Fred Unger and Jiaxin Ling
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 12 articles
Pathogenesis of Pregnancy-Related Complications
edited by and Katerina Kotlabova
submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 20 articles
Keywords: gestational hypertension; preeclampsia; HELLP syndrome; fetal growth restriction; gestational diabetes mellitus; preterm birth; invasive placenta
Industrial Application of Clays and Clay Minerals submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | 3 articles
Keywords: clays and clay minerals; industrial applications; geopharmacy; geopolymers; ceramics; paper
(Participating journals: Minerals, Catalysts, Ceramics, Polymers)
Assessing Indoor Pollution and Its Impacts on the Human Health submission deadline 19 Mar 2022 | 21 articles
Keywords: indoor pollutants; indoor air quality; health outcomes; control measures; indoor air quality monitoring
Power System Modeling and Control
edited by Andrea Bonfiglio and
submission deadline 20 Mar 2022 | 38 articles
Keywords: power system modelling; power system control; renewable integration; microgrids; frequency stability; voltage stability; power system sustainability; complex systems; storage; Power-to-X; Vehicle-to-X; optimization algorithm; digital twins; PHIL; HIL; CIL; real time simulation; multi-layer; sector integration; flexibility
(Participating journals: Energies, Mathematics, Smart Cities)
Development of Agricultural and Food By-Product Resources and Animal Production to Achieve Food Sustainability
edited by Yimin Cai, Zaenal Bachruddin and
submission deadline 20 Mar 2022 | 19 articles
Keywords: agricultural by-product; animal product; animal protein; food residue; food sustainability; meat quality; metabolite; microbiota; milk production; nutritional value
(Participating journals: Foods, Microorganisms, Animals, Agriculture)
Iron Concentrate Particles
edited by Yufeng Guo, , Mao Chen, Kexin Jiao, , Feng Chen and Fuqiang Zheng
submission deadline 21 Mar 2022 | 8 articles
Keywords: characterization of iron concentrate particles; crystallization of iron concentrate particles; pelletizing process and raw materials; balling technologies; bonding mechanisms; evolution of binders for iron ore pelletizing; induration technologies; challenges and innovations in iron ore sintering and pelletizing; sintering process; agglomeration processes; oxidization and reduction of iron concentrate; thermodynamic properties; simulation of iron concentrate particles; theoretical models
(Participating journals: Crystals, Minerals)
Advances in Research with Bryophytes submission deadline 30 Mar 2022 | 1 articles
Keywords: biotechnology; bioengineering; bryology; bryophytes; bioeconomy; molecular biology; biochemistry
(Participating journals: Diversity, Plants, BioChem)
The Future of Wildfires: Latest Geo-Technologies Applied to Fires and a New Perspective of Forest Resilience
edited by and Carmen Quintano
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 6 articles
Keywords: fire; LiDAR; machine learning algorithms; remote sensing; geomatics; forest resilience; fire risk; geo-technologies
(Participating journals: Forests, Geomatics, Remote Sensing, Fire)
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
edited by , Abílio M.P. De Jesus and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 97 articles
Keywords: metallic materials; additive manufacturing; metallic weldments; aluminium alloys; magnesium alloys; titanium alloys; pure lead; cast iron; steel
Industrial Engineering and Management submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 104 articles
Keywords: clean production; decision support systems; decision theory; design and operation of production systems; energy efficiency; engineering design; facilities and services; design; human factors and ergonomics; industry 4.0; innovative business models; lean production systems and lean thinking principles applications; green and agile; logistics; supply chain; maintenance and reliability; modelling and simulation; occupational health and safety; operational research; product service system; product; process; and system design and reengineering methodologies; resource planning; reverse logistics; services engineering; statistical process control and six sigma; sustainability; industrial symbiosis; technological innovation and innovation management; theory of constraints
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