Journal of Circadian Rhythms
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal of Circadian Rhythms is an Open Access, peer-reviewed online
journal that publishes research articles dealing with circadian and
nycthemeral (daily) rhythms in living organisms, including processes
associated with photoperiodism and daily torpor.
Journal of Circadian Rhythms aims to include both basic and applied
research at any level of biological organization (molecular, cellular,
organic, organismal, and populational). Studies of daily rhythms in
environmental factors that directly affect circadian rhythms are also
pertinent to the journal's mission.
The study of circadian rhythms has experienced enormous growth in the
recent past. From fungi and plants to birds and mammals, and from
molecules and cells to organisms and populations, research on circadian
rhythms has advanced at full speed into the 21st century. Circadian
rhythm research is currently published in prestigious general-science
journals such as Nature and Science, as well as in specialty journals
such as Biological Rhythm Research, Chronobiology International and the
Journal of Biological Rhythms. Journal of Circadian Rhythms provides the
first Open Access journal dedicated to this expanding field.
Journal of Circadian Rhythms considers the following types of articles:
* Research - reports of original research on circadian rhythms.
* Debate articles - present an argument that is not essentially
based on practical research. They can report on all aspects of the
subject, including historical, sociological, and ethical aspects.
* Reviews - summaries of recent insights in specific research areas
within the scope of Journal of Circadian Rhythms. They can be submitted
either upon specific invitation or editorial acceptance of an author's
proposal. To submit a proposal, authors should send a tentative title
and abstract to the Editor-in-Chief and justify their expertise in the
target area, and also both the scientific relevance and the lack of
recent reviews on the topic.
* Short papers - brief reports of experimental or clinical findings.
All articles will be published and listed in PubMed immediately upon
acceptance (after peer review).
To facilitate rapid publication and to minimize administrative costs,
Journal of Circadian Rhythms accepts only online submission.
Dr Roberto Refinetti
University of South Carolina
Circadian Rhythm Laboratory
807 Hampton Street
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: 2004, 2:6 (13 December 2004)
Date: 7 Jan. 2005