The #1 most cited and #2 largest open-access journal in physiology
Frontiers in Physiology investigates the function of all living systems and publishes Tier 1 and Tier 2 article types that cover this diverse subject from the subcellular and molecular domain to the intact organism and its interaction with the environment. It is the mission of Frontiers in Physiology to provide a single platform to publish the most outstanding research across all the subspecialties embraced by physiology and to create a worldwide community of like-minded individuals in order to facilitate the exchange of ideas and to promote interactions between investigators across specialties.
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Short Name: Front. Physiol.
Electronic ISSN: 1664-042X
Indexed in: PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Science Citation Index Expanded
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Frontiers in Physiology is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Physiology welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Code, Field Grand Challenge, Focused Review and Frontiers Commentary.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Physiology, 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 benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering 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 Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing 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 Physiology.