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Special Issue: Cell Biology of Mitochondria

Journal of Cell Science (JCS) invites you to submit your latest research to our upcoming special issue: Cell Biology of Mitochondria. This issue will be coordinated by two Guest Editors: Ana J. Garcia-Saez (University of Cologne, Germany) and Heidi McBride (McGill University, Canada).

Mitochondria - often referred to as the powerhouses of the cell - are highly dynamic organelles that house over 1,000 biochemical reactions essential for life. Emerging research into mitochondria has uncovered key mechanisms responsible for their roles in cell and immune signalling, inter-organelle communication, lipid homeostasis and cell fate determination to name just a few. Moreover, cutting-edge techniques, including advanced microscopy and various omics technologies, have helped to unravel the complexity of mitochondria, offering insights into their heterogenous nature and their contribution to human health and disease. This special issue aims to showcase articles that have furthered our understanding of the cell biology of mitochondria and provided new insights into the multifaceted nature of mitochondria in health and disease. We also encourage the submission of articles that report the development of novel methods to probe the cell biology of mitochondria.

Prospective authors are welcome to send pre-submission enquiries to [email protected].

The special issue will be published in early 2025 (although note that, in our continuous publication model, we will aim to publish your article as soon as it is accepted). The issue will be widely promoted online and at key global conferences, guaranteeing maximum exposure for your work.

Please refer to our author guidelines for article types and manuscript preparation. To submit your article, visit our online submission system; please highlight in your cover letter that the submission is to be considered for this special issue.

The deadline for submitting articles is 1 October 2024.


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*Please note that, according to timing and volume of submissions, not all articles accepted for publication will be included in the special issue; they may instead be published in earlier or later issues of the journal.

Last updated: 17 May 2024

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