SCOPE

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 Section

JoVE Behavior publishes observational and experimental techniques to understand human and/or animal behavior. This section includes methods for analysis of the genetic causes and physiological responses to internal and external stimuli, as well as examining 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 Section

JoVE Biochemistry publishes methods that advance understanding of the structure and function of biomolecules (such as proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and metabolites), 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 Section

JoVE Bioengineering publishes methods and techniques that merge physical and life sciences to understand basic biological processes and functions. This section also features physical science tools and approaches for improving the measurement, diagnosis and treatment of 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 Section

JoVE Biology publishes methods used in the fields of cellular, molecular and organismal biology, ranging from new applications of standard techniques to novel approaches aimed at understanding basic biological functions of living organisms.

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 Section

JoVE Cancer Research publishes techniques used in the study of cancer biology. This section features research methodologies addressing carcinogenesis, mechanisms of drug resistance, diagnosis, metastasis, 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 Section

JoVE Chemistry publishes methods from a broad scope of disciplines including analytical, organic, polymer, physical, and inorganic chemistry. This section also includes 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 Section

JoVE Developmental Biology publishes methods and techniques used for studying biological development in vitro and/or 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 Section

JoVE Engineering publishes methods and techniques utilized in engineering and applied physics. Methods include contributions from mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineers, as well as physicists and materials 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:

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

Environment Section

JoVE Environment publishes research methodologies and techniques to study Earth's processes and ecosystems and to address environmental problems. This section features lab and field-based methods from a broad range of interdisciplinary environmental research fields, as well as agricultural and food science.

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 Section

JoVE Genetics publishes methods addressing all areas of genetics (in all organisms), including genomics, gene expression, genetic engineering and epigenetics. This section also highlights advances in sequencing technologies and their 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:

  • 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 Section

JoVE Immunology and Infection publishes methods and techniques for evaluating biological responses to pathogens, immune responses to infection, basic microbiology and novel therapeutics or treatments for infectious organisms.

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 Section

JoVE Medicine publishes biomedical research methods as well as clinical applications. This section features animal models of disease, medical procedures, surgeries, patient case studies, and clinical trial methodologies.

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 Section

JoVE Neuroscience publishes methods for investigating the structure, function, physiology, and pathophysiology of the brain and nervous system. Potential treatment platforms and surgical techniques for neurological diseases and disorders are also included 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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