Submission deadline: June 30, 2013
The American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology is soliciting submission of original manuscripts and review articles, addressing novel roles for inflammation and immunity in organ system physiology and pathophysiology.
This Call for Papers is in recognition of advances in our understanding of the participation of innate and adaptive immune responses in diverse conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, hypertension, neoplasia, lung disease, and bone biology. Appropriate topics include the role of phagocytes, T cells, and B cells, as well as the effect of cytokines, pattern recognition receptors, and inflammatory signaling molecules in modulation of normal and abnormal organ function. Papers addressing how inflammation and immunity are triggered to perturb organ function are particularly encouraged. These could include but are not limited to those dealing with exercise, aging, sex differences, and/or various cellular stressors (i.e., hypoxia, temperature, etc.) and specific disorders, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and diseases of the cardiovascular, kidney, respiratory, and central nervous systems. This Call for Papers includes cellular/molecular, biochemical, integrative, comparative, and translational studies.
The Organizing Editor is David Pollock. David G. Harrison from Vanderbilt University will be the Guest Editor for this Call for Papers. Dr. Harrison is an internationally recognized leader in research exploring the role of the immune system in cardiovascular physiology.
David M. Pollock: email@example.com
David G. Harrison: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to Authors: All manuscripts should be submitted online via eJournal Press. During the online submission, under the “Keywords, Categories, Special Section” tab, please choose “Inflammation, Immunity, and Organ System Physiology” under “Category.” In addition, include a note in your cover letter indicating you are responding to the “Inflammation, Immunity, and Organ System Physiology” Call for Papers.
The manuscript will undergo normal peer review. If accepted, the article will be highlighted simultaneously with other papers appearing in response to this announcement, if possible. Submissions will be reviewed as they are received, and will be published online immediately upon acceptance.
Manuscripts can be submitted anytime, but to be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers, manuscripts must be submitted by June 30, 2013. If you have any questions or already have a manuscript in this area submitted to the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology and would like to have it included in this series, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Curt D. Sigmund (phone: 319-384-2857; e-mail: email@example.com).
An editorial introducing the topic is available at: http://ajpregu.physiology.org/lookup/doi/10.1152/ajpregu.00167.2011.