JOURNAL SECTIONS

JoVE publishes novel and gold standard research methodologies in both the physical and life sciences. Content for each section of JoVE includes but is not limited to the specific lists below:

  • BEHAVIOR
  • BIOCHEMISTRY
  • BIOENGINEERING
  • BIOLOGY
  • CANCER RESEARCH
  • CHEMISTRY
  • DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
  • ENGINEERING
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • GENETICS
  • IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTION
  • MEDICINE
  • NEUROSCIENCE

Behavior

JoVE Behavior documents observational and experimental techniques that seek to understand human and animal behavior. Work in this field includes analysis of genetic causes and physiological responses to internal or external stimuli as well as the implicated brain regions.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognition (attention, reasoning, decision making)
  • Virtual reality and perception
  • Sexual and motivational behaviors
  • Social awareness and interactions
  • Learning and memory
  • Sleep and circadian rhythms
  • Linguistics
  • Addiction
  • Emotion
  • Control of movement
  • Consciousness

Biochemistry

JoVE Biochemistry encompasses methods that advance our understanding of the structure and function of biomolecules (such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids) as well as their interactions and transformations during biological processes.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Biomolecule structure and function
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Lipid and membrane biochemistry
  • Protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions
  • Protein folding, modification, and enzymology
  • Bioseparation and purification

Bioengineering

JoVE Bioengineering merges both physical and life sciences to understand and predict biological processes. Applying physical science tools to life science questions allow for the discovery of better technologies to measure, diagnose, and clinically treat disease.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Tissue engineering
  • Biosensors
  • Bio-imaging techniques and equipment
  • Cell topography
  • Therapeutic materials
  • High throughput analysis
  • Microfluidics
  • Synthetic substrates and materials for bio-applications
  • Robotic therapeutics

Biology

JoVE Biology welcomes all general biology research methodologies. Content in this section canvases all fields of cell, molecular, and organismal biology, ranging from new applications of standard techniques to novel approaches aimed at understanding the functions of life and living organisms. This diverse section includes, but is not limited to, techniques in physical biology, development, physiology, systems biology and a combination of eukaryotic and prokaryotic model systems.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Cell signaling pathways and cell communication
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cellular and molecular imaging
  • Cellular therapeutics
  • In vivo and in vitro models of disease
  • Metabolism
  • Models of aging

Cancer Research

JoVE Cancer Research encompasses a broad range of techniques utilized in the study of cancer. This section features research methodologies that advance our understanding of carcinogenesis, mechanisms of drug resistance, diagnosis, and innovative therapeutics.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Oncogenesis and tumor suppression
  • Tumor angiogenesis and host-tumor interactions
  • Mutagenesis and metastasis of cancer cells
  • Cancer stem cells
  • Cancer biomarkers
  • Cancer epigenetics, genetics, and genomics
  • In vivo and in vitro tumor models
  • Tumor imaging
  • Cancer therapeutics and surgical oncology

Chemistry

JoVE Chemistry surveys a broad scope of chemical disciplines. This collection includes fundamental and applied research that investigates molecular interactions, properties, and structure spanning in the following core divisions: analytical, organic, organometallic, inorganic, and bioinorganic. This section also includes the design and preparation of materials and small molecules for advanced or unique applications.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Structural characterization
  • Electronic spectroscopy
  • Nuclear and electronic characterization (NMR, EPR, etc)
  • Electrochemistry
  • Molecular kinetics
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Synthesis and purification
  • Column chromatography
  • Synthetic biology

Developmental Biology

JoVE Developmental Biology publishes research methodologies in the field of developmental biology. This includes methods that are used to study biological development in vitro and in vivo at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and whole organism levels.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Gametogenesis and fertilization
  • Embryogenesis
  • Morphogenesis and organogenesis
  • Stem cell biology and nuclear reprogramming
  • Regeneration and repair
  • Mechanisms of differentiation
  • Genetic and epigenetic control of development
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Aging and senescence

Engineering

JoVE Engineering encompasses a broad range of experimental techniques utilized in engineering and applied physics. These methods include contributions from mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineers, physicists, and materials scientists.

If your research falls within this scope and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email engineering@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Device fabrication
  • Electronic systems
  • Optics and photonics
  • Applied mechanics
  • Materials science
  • Advanced manufacturing

Environment

JoVE Environment is dedicated to research methodologies that address environmental concerns and seek to better understand Earth's ecosystem. Special consideration is given to experimental methodologies that assess society's impact on the environment, suggest solutions for protecting Earth's resources, and develop sustainable fuel sources. Moving towards an environmentally conscious planet is a collaborative effort with contributions from both life and physical scientists.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Alternative energy sources
  • Biofuels
  • Green chemistry
  • Environmental engineering
  • Ecology
  • Marine biology
  • Oceanography
  • Soil and agricultural sciences
  • Ecotoxicology and ecological health
  • Forestry and botany
  • Atmospheric and geoscience

Genetics

JoVE Genetics publishes research methodologies in all areas of genetics, including genomics and mechanisms of gene expression. This section focuses on methodologies employed in human genetics as well as research on various model organisms including microbes, animals, and plants.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Gene discovery and genetic screens
  • Gene regulation, function, and expression
  • DNA replication, repair, and recombination
  • Chromosome biology and genome organization
  • Epigenetics
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Sequencing technologies
  • Comparative and functional genomics
  • Medical genetics and gene therapy

Immunology and Infection

JoVE Immunology and Infection includes content from a variety of fields working toward a shared initiative of improving global health. Techniques evaluating the biological response to pathogens from the molecular to organismal level are presented as well as therapeutic agents and their efficacy in treating disease.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Allergic diseases
  • Immune cell development and autoimmune diseases
  • Pathogenic bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and infectious prions
  • In vitro and in vivo modeling of pathogenesis
  • Carrier organisms
  • Global health studies
  • Epidemiological techniques

Medicine

JoVE Medicine serves as a connection between basic research and clinical applications. Articles may present medical procedures, case studies or clinical trial methodologies. Included studies are often modeled towards predictive, preventative, personalized, and practical approaches to treatment of disease. The goal of research methodologies in this section is to improve overall patient care and prognosis.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Internal medicine
  • Clinical trials
  • Animal models of disease
  • Surgical subspecialties (cardiothoracic, neuro, orthopaedic, oral and maxillofacial, transplant)
  • Clinical teaching resources
  • Human physiology
  • In vivo imaging techniques (ultrasound, CT, PET, MRI)

Neuroscience

JoVE Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary section devoted to investigations of the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. Included methodologies range from molecular and cellular level studies to full central and peripheral neural systems. Potential treatment platforms and surgical techniques for neurological diseases and disorders are also presented in this section.

If your research falls within this scope, and you would like to contact an editor about publishing, please email submissions@jove.com.

Specific topics included in this section are as follows:

  • Cellular and molecular neurobiology
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Development and neural plasticity
  • Neurobiology of disease
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neurogenesis and neural stem cells
  • Neurosurgery and neuroimaging
  • SCI models
  • Neurotransmitters and neuronal cell signaling

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