MBoC solicits papers for Seventh Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology


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The American Society for Cell Biology announces that its journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) is seeking submissions for the Seventh Annual Special Issue on Quantitative Cell Biology. This issue will build on the successes of five previous issues published in 2014, 20152016, 2017, 2019, and 2020 and will provide an opportunity for researchers whose work crosses disciplines to reach a wide audience. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Diane Lidke, and Alex Mogilner are again serving as issue editors.

MBoC invites submission of research articles and brief reports, including methods papers, in the following areas:

  • Quantitative imaging
  • Superresolution imaging techniques and their applications
  • Single-molecule biology
  • Biophysical properties of cells and cell structures
  • Computational and mathematical modeling
  • Systems studies of cell signaling and complex physiological processes
  • Innovative physical or computational approaches to cell biological problems
  • Big data methods and applications

Research published in the special issue will reach scientists in a wide range of disciplines, including nearly 15,000 recipients of MBoC’s electronic tables of contents.

The submission deadline is October 30, 2020, and the special issue will be published in Spring 2021. Authors should submit papers at www.mbcpapers.org.

Noteworthy articles from previous issues include:

Molecular Biology of the Cell
(MBoC) is an online journal published twice monthly and owned by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). Unredacted accepted manuscripts are freely accessible immediately through MBoC In Press. Final published versions are freely accessible two months after publication at www.molbiolcell.org. MBoC is also available online through PubMed Central, sponsored by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Access earlier than two months is available through subscription or membership in the ASCB.

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About the Author:

Mark Leader is ASCB's Director of Publications.