This Virtual Special Issue will focus on experimental and methodological advances in biophysics that further our quantitative understanding of cell biology. Submit your manuscript by February 29, 2024.

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The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (JPC B) will publish a Virtual Special Issue (VSI) on “Advances in Cellular Biophysics” led by Senior Editor Julie Biteen (University of Michigan). We encourage researchers to submit their new and unpublished work by February 29, 2024.

Unified by a common theme of using physical theories and quantitative approaches to measure complex systems, we are expanding the scope of JPC to reflect the ever-changing state of the field. A particular challenge for researchers in biophysics is the development of applications to study the extremely complex cellular environment. This VSI will therefore focus on experimental and methodological advances in biophysics that further our quantitative understanding of cell biology.

Research Areas of Particular Interest Include:

  • Advanced microscopy in living cells
  • Spectroscopy of biomolecules in cells
  • Super-resolution investigations of structure or dynamic processes in cells
  • Single-molecule measurements of kinetics in cells
  • Applications of novel probes for imaging and spectroscopy in cells
  • Non-equilibrium systems
  • Forces in cells
  • Cells on substrates
  • Theoretical biophysics
  • Algorithms for analysis of imaging and spectroscopy in cells

Submission Instructions

The review process for all submissions for this VSI will be handled by JPC Senior Editor Julie Biteen. To ensure an unbiased peer-review process, the journal asks that you do not indicate within your manuscript that the submission is intended for the VSI. If you do, your manuscript will be returned for correction. Instead, when you submit your manuscript, please indicate this on your cover letter and note what part and section you feel will be the best fit. You can find a complete list of sections and other important information for authors in the JPC B Author Guidelines.

As with all submissions to JPC, your manuscript should represent a rigorous scientific report of original research, as it will be peer-reviewed as a regular article. Manuscripts are expected to provide new physical insight and/or present new theoretical or computational methods of broad interest.

Contributing to this Virtual Special Issue

If you are unsure if your research is within the scope of this VSI or have other questions about submitting your manuscript, please email JPC B Deputy Editor Marty Zanni’s office.

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