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Emerging Topics in Life Sciences publishes themed issues. All content for the Journal is invited by the Guest Editor for the issue and authors will receive a link to the submission system upon acceptance of the invitation. If you have misplaced your link, please contact and we will resend it to you.

Our Instructions to Authors are available here.

If you believe that your work would fit into one of our forthcoming issue themes, you are welcome to contact us at, and we will liaise with the Guest Editor to see if they will consider your article.

Alternatively, if you believe we are missing a key topic in your field and would like to suggest a topic for the journal to cover, or you would be interested in guest editing an issue, please contact the Editorial Office to discuss in more detail.

Forthcoming issue themes include:

Nanomedicine (guest edited by Terry Tetley, Imperial College London, UK

Phase Transitions (guest edited by Tim Nott and Andrew Baldwin, University of Oxford, UK)

Plant Biotechnology (guest edited by Wilhelm Gruissem, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Bacterial Cell Surfaces (guest edited by Ry Young, Texas A&M University, USA)

Previous issues

Antibiotics of the Future

Guest edited by Daniel Walker (University of Glasgow, UK)

Gene Editing in Agriculture: Biotechnology and Biosafety

Guest edited by Wendy Harwood (John Innes Centre, UK)

Computational Biology

Guest edited by Jeffrey Skolnick (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

The Microbiome in Health and Disease

Guest edited by Julian R. Marchesi (Imperial College London, UK)

Cancer Immune Resistance

Guest edited by Francesco M. Marincola (AbbVie Biotherapeutics Corporation, UK)

Perspectives in Parasitology

Guest edited by Roberto Docampo (University of Georgia, USA)

Integrated Structural Biology

Guest edited by Marcellus Ubbink (Leiden University, The Netherlands) and Anastassis Perrakis (Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands)

Early Earth and the Rise of Complex Life

Guest edited by Timothy W. Lyons (University of California, Riverside, USA), Mary L. Droser (University of California, Riverside, USA), Kimberly V. Lau (University of Wyoming, USA), Susannah M. Porter (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Metabolic Bioengineering: Glycans and Glycoconjugates

Guest edited by Mattheos Koffas (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA) and Robert Linhardt (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Archaeal Biology

Guest edited by Nicholas Robinson (Lancaster University, UK)

Cellular Mechanobiology

Guest edited by Armando del Río Hernández (Imperial College London, UK)

Scholarly Communication: Perspectives for Life Science Research

Guest edited by Sheila Graham (University of Glasgow, UK)

Rare Diseases: New Therapeutic Avenues

Guest edited by Alex Mackenzie (University of Ottawa, Canada), Stephen Groft (National Institutes of Health, USA), Monica Justice (University of Toronto, Canada) and Clara van Karnebeek (University Medical Center, Amsterdam)

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