Short Name: Front. Cell Dev. Biol.
Electronic ISSN: 2296-634X
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Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology welcome submission of the following tier 1 articles: Book Review, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Clinical Case Study, Clinical Trial, Frontiers Commentary, Case Report, Grand Rounds, Images in Medicine, Mechanisms of Disease Reviews, Mini Reviews in Medicine, Original Research in Medicine, Perspectives in Medicine and Reviews in Medicine.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer reviewed by the associate and review editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will be subject to the Frontiers evaluation system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a prestigious Frontiers Focused Review - a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Cell and Developmental Biology.