Special Issues

Special post-WC2019 Journal Issues

A number of Special Issues will be published following the 3rd World Congress in select Journals. This page lists (or will soon) all the necessary information you will require when wishing to submit your work for one (or more) of them.

Please note that as all papers submitted to post-World Congress special issues will be subject to peer review, their acceptance remains at the sole discretion of the respective editor(s) based on the opinion as received from reviewers.

 

Bioelectrochemistry


Bioelectrochemistry

Bioelectrochemistry is calling for papers for a Special Issue entitled “New approaches in enhancing cell membrane permeabilization” following the 3rd World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine, and Food & Environmental Technologies. Guest editors are Matej Kranjc and Marie-Pierre Rols who expect papers on mechanisms and basic phenomena of electroporation as well as advances in cell membrane permeabilization through in vitro and in vivo experimentation combined with theoretical and numerical analysis. In particular, we welcome work that employs new approaches in inducing electric fields and enhancing cell membrane permeabilization in biomedical applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: high intensity pulsed electromagnetic fields, near-field radiation of subnanosecond electric pulses, microwave induced electroporation and nanoparticles enhanced electroporation.

Submission deadline: 30 November, 2019

Publication of papers online will follow immediately after the peer-review and copy-editing process.

Instructions on how to submit: Authors should go to the home page of Bioelectrochemistry (www.evise.com/profile/#/BIOELECHEM/login), sign in with their EVISE or Elsevier profile credentials and click on “Start New Submission”. When trying to submit, the Authors need to choose the “VSI: Enhanced permeabilization” option when designating Issue (as shown below).

For additional information/inquiries please contact guest editors Matej Kranjc () and/or Marie-Pierre Rols ().

 

Cancers


Cancers

The Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Samuel C. Mok along with guest editors Jelena Kolosnjaj-Tabi, Muriel Golzio and Marie-Pierre Rols, invite presenters of high quality research at the World Congress to author papers and submit their contributions to the post-World Congress special issue of the Cancers MDPI (IF 6.162). The special issue, entitled “Electric Field Based Therapies in Cancer Treatment: a Selection of Studies Presented at the 3rd World Congress on Electroporation”, will focus on:

  • topics related to basic biology;
  • computational modeling of electroporation;
  • pulsed electric field technologies
  • biomedical applications;
  • environmental applications;
  • micro and nanotechnologies; and
  • cold plasma.

This Special Issue will cover the latest research pertaining to electroporation and electric field based technologies and their therapeutic applications, principally but not exclusively applied to cancer treatments. This compendium will cover novel research studies and reviews, related to basic as well as applied research related to electric field based therapies.

Submission deadline: 31 December, 2019

Publication of papers online will follow immediately after the peer-review and copy-editing process.

Instructions on how to submit:

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to the website. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on Cancers MDPI website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Cancers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs).

For additional information/inquiries please contact guest editors Jelena Kolosnjaj-Tabi (), Muriel Golzio () and Marie-Pierre Rols ().

 

Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology


Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology

The Chief Editor of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology Ranieri Cancedda and Georg M Guebitz, specialty chief editor of Industrial Biotechnology along with guest editors Saša Haberl-Meglič, Damijan Miklavčič and Eugene Vorobiev invite presenters of high quality research at the World Congress to author papers and submit their contributions to the post-World Congress special issue of the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology entitled “Pulsed electric fields in biotechnology”.

The special issue will focus particularly on

  • extraction of value compounds by electro technologies;
  • product modification and properties;
  • microalgae biorefinery;
  • PEF microbial bioprocessing;
  • PEF in biotechnology;
  • the effect of PEF on microbial characteristics; and
  • equipment design in biotechnology.

Submission deadline: 16 March, 2020

Publication of papers online will follow immediately after the peer-review and copy-editing process.

Instructions on how to submit: Instructions will be made available as soon as the submission system of the journal is ready to accept submissions for the special issue.

Special issue of the Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology is an open access journal, therefore authors are required to pay a publication fee. However, a discounted price has been negotiated at 1150 USD (instead of regular 2450 USD). For authors who cannot afford to pay this fee a waiver program is available. Further details can be found via this link: www.frontiersin.org/about/institutional-membership.

For additional information/inquiries please contact guest editors Saša Haberl-Meglič (), Damijan Miklavčič () and/or Eugene Vorobiev ().

 

Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies


Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies

The Chief Editor of Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies Dietrich Knorr along with guest editors Eugene Vorobiev and Samo Mahnič-Kalamiza invite presenters of high quality research at the World Congress to author papers and submit their contributions to the post-World Congress special issue of the IFSET journal entitled “PEF research and development needs”.

The special issue will focus particularly on

  • equipment design;
  • in-package processing;
  • indicator microorganisms;
  • PEF-assisted sterilization;
  • new applications in food and bio-science;
  • use of reversible permeabilization for metabolite production;
  • stress reaction induction in plants and microorganisms;
  • new engineering/unit operation concepts e.g. PEF-assisted freezing/thawing;
  • crystallization;
  • interdisciplinary research between food science, medicine, and biotechnology; and
  • gap analyses.

Submission deadline: 31 January, 2020

Publication of papers online will follow immediately after the peer-review and copy-editing process.

Instructions on how to submit: Instructions will be made available as soon as the submission system of the journal is ready to accept submissions for the special issue.

For additional information/inquiries please contact guest editors Eugene Vorobiev () and/or Samo Mahnič-Kalamiza ().

 

Vaccines


Vaccines

The Guest Editors Emanuela Signori, Maja Cemazar, Richard Heller, Marie-Pierre Rols, invite presenters of high quality research at the World Congress to author papers and submit their contributions to the special issue of the Vaccines journal entitled “Immunization by Electroporation”.

Aim of the Special Issue is to discuss how electroporation can modulate immunological effects and enhance the immune system response by genetic vaccines and/or immunomodulatory molecules, administered alone or in combination with other therapeutic treatments. We want also to discuss the immunological effects of drugs delivered by electric fields in pre-clinical and clinical trials.

The peer-reviewed papers will provide a cross-section on the ongoing research in the field of electroporation applied to infectious and cancer diseases.

Submission deadline: 31 January, 2020

Publication of papers online will follow immediately after the peer-review and copy-editing process. A special 20 % discount on APC is reserved to the participants at the 3rd World Congress for submissions before 31 December 2019. For more information about APC, please access https://www.mdpi.com/journal/vaccines/apc.

Instructions on how to submit: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form.

For additional information/inquiries please contact the Guest Editors Emanuela Signori (), Maja Čemažar (), Richard Heller (), Marie-Pierre Rols (), or Assistant Editor Qingjuan Yang ().