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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
September 1, 2021

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Dr. Ali Mobasheri
ali.mobasheri@oulu.fi

Dr Mary Maleckar
mmaleck@simula.no

Call for Papers

Bioelectricity of Connective Tissue Cells


Guest Editors

Prof. Ali Mobasheri, DPhil (Oxon)
Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, Faculty of Medicine
University of Oulu, Finland

Prof. Mary Maleckar, PhD
Simula Research Laboratory Inc., Norway

This special issue focuses on cells of load-bearing connective tissues in the musculoskeletal systems, particularly the highly specialized tissues of synovial joints, tendons, ligaments and the intervertebral disc. Manuscripts that explore mechanistic aspects of cellular signaling, electrophysiology, ion channels, exchangers, pumps, and macromolecular complexes associated with joint development, loading and pathophysiology, including degeneration, inflammation, immunometabolism and immunosenescence in the context of joint pathology are particularly welcome. Papers focusing on the bioelectric links between connective tissue degeneration and nociception and pain would be considered in remit. We would also welcome papers focusing on the bioelectricity of connective tissue and cell regeneration. Papers that include mathematical modelling, data science and machine learning would be considered as well.

The guest editors would welcome original research articles, reviews, perspectives, technical notes and protocols that report on recent advances in the field. Areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: 

  • Chondrocytes
  • Osteoblasts
  • Osteoclasts
  • Osteocytes
  • Tenocytes
  • Synoviocytes
  • Macrophages
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Ion channels, exchangers, pumps, receptors
  • Mechanotransduction 
  • Cell signalling

Contributions will receive prompt and thorough peer review. Please refer to our Instructions for Authors at www.liebertpub.com/bioe before submitting your manuscript for consideration. Authors are encouraged to vet ideas directly with Guest Editors Dr. Ali Mobasheri (ali.mobasheri@oulu.fi) and Dr Mary Maleckar (mmaleck@simula.no) before submitting.

Early submissions will receive prompt and thorough peer-review; accepted manuscripts will be published e-pub ahead of print when-ready. 

About the Journal
Bioelectricity is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the study of the natural electricity within living organisms and how to harness this phenomenon to treat and cure disease. The Journal publishes ground-breaking multidisciplinary research and advances documenting this next step in the evolution of how we study life. For complete tables of content and a sample issue, please visit the Bioelectricity website.

About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Stem Cells and Development, Tissue Engineering, and The CRISPR Journal. Its biotechnology trade magazine, GEN (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News), was the first in its field and is today the industry's most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm's 90 journals, newsmagazines, and books is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website, www.liebertpub.com.

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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
September 1, 2021

SUBMIT YOUR MANUSCRIPT

Questions, contact:

Dr. Ali Mobasheri
ali.mobasheri@oulu.fi

Dr Mary Maleckar
mmaleck@simula.no