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[Molecular-modelling] Call for papers for the Frontiers in Plant Science Research Topic "Plant morphological modeling: Unleashing geometric and topologic potential within the plant sciences"

Alexander Bucksch via molmodel%40net.bio.net (by a.bucksch from gmail.com)
Tue Aug 25 12:25:05 EST 2015

Dear Colleague, 

Please find a call for papers for the Frontiers in Plant Science Research Topic "Plant morphological modeling: Unleashing geometric and topologic potential within the plant sciences" below. This Research Topic, co-hosted by Alexander Bucksch (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Dan Chitwood (Danforth Center for Plant Science)is meant to bring together mathematicians, computer scientists and plant biologists to better characterize the plant phenotype using modeling and other quantitative approaches. The Research Topic coincides with a NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Morphological Plant Models (http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_plantmorph) for which we hope will spur collaborative perspectives on plant morphology and mathematics leading to submitted manuscripts. But we welcome manuscripts from the entire community, and if you know colleagues for which this Research Topic is appropriate, please spread the word! 

The deadline for abstract submission is October 16, 2015 and the manuscript submission deadline is March 18, 2016. But if you need more time, please contact Alexander Bucksch (bucksch from gatech.edu) or Dan Chitwood (dchitwood from danforthcenter.org) and we'll see what we can do.

We look forward to your contributions and a great Research Topic!

In collaboration with Frontiers in Plant Science, section Plant Biophysics and Modeling, we are organizing a Research Topic titled "Plant morphological modeling: Unleashing geometric and topologic potential within the plant sciences", hosted by Daniel H Chitwood, Alexander Bucksch. As host editors, we would like to encourage you to contribute to this topic. Please find more information about Research Topics below, including the publishing fees that apply. You can also visit the homepage we have created on the Frontiers website, which defines the focus of the topic, and where all published articles will appear.


Please note the submission deadline for this Research Topic: Mar 18, 2016

With your agreement to take part, we would request you submit an abstract in advance of any manuscript submission you choose to make (deadline identified at the homepage above).

As we are using the Frontiers system to manage this topic, please first indicate your decision to participate by clicking on one of the following links.

AGREE to Participate

DECLINE to Participate

Let usknow if you have any questions about my Research Topic. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

With best regards, 

Alexander Bucksch and Daniel H Chitwood
Guest Associate Editors, Frontiers in Plant Science


Founded by scientists in 2007, Frontiers is a community-rooted open-access publisher, driving innovations in peer review, article-level metrics and research networking. The "Frontiers in" journal series hosts 54 journals covering more than 350 academic specialties, with a network of over 200,000 leading researchers worldwide. Frontiers is a registered member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (http://www.oaspa.org/member/Frontiers) and was recognized by the ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing in 2014.

The idea behind a Frontiers Research Topic is to create a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed articles that address a specific theme of research, as well as a forum for discussion and debate. Contributions can be articles describing original research, methods, hypothesis & theory, opinions, and more. Please see the relevant journal for a full list of accepted article types.

Frontiers will also compile an e-book, as soon as all contributing articles are published, that can be used as educational material, be sent to foundations that fund your research, to journalists and press agencies, or to your professional network. E-books are free to read and download.

Once published, your articles will be free to access for all readers, indexed in relevant repositories, and as an author in Frontiers, you retain the copyright to your own papers and figures.


Manuscripts accepted for publication are subject to publishing fees, which vary depending on the article type. All Research Topic manuscripts receive a discount on publishing fees; please see here for a full fee table, and further relevant FAQs: http://www.frontiersin.org/about/PublishingFees.?


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