Call for Manuscripts on Integrative Aspects of Energy Homeostasis and Metabolic Diseases for the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
The American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology is soliciting original manuscripts and review articles addressing the physiological and metabolic factors involved in the three major components of energy homeostasis: intake, expenditure, and storage. Specific emphasis will be on those integrative factors that are either affected by or contribute to the development and maintenance of metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.
The organizing editor is Dr. Barry Levin. Each component of energy metabolism will have two or three guest editors who will help to identify potential authors of reviews in these areas, as well as encourage researchers within their areas to submit original publications. The guest editors are listed below. Appropriate topics in the energy intake area include central and peripheral factors involved in regulating feeding, including but not limited to, gastric bypass and pharmacotherapy. Energy expenditure topics may include, but are not limited to, surgically, pharmacologically, exercise-, and diet-induced changes in expenditure and sources of expenditure. Energy storage topics can involve any factor having to do with adipocyte biology and regulation but may also include ectopic storage in muscle and liver and other organs. These topics should relate in some way to metabolic diseases. Finally, this Call for Papers is especially meant to address the integration of different levels of scientific analysis, from molecular to cellular, systemic to behavioral, as well as the connections among homeostatic and reward-based, peripheral, and central factors involved in energy homeostasis regulation.
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 “Energy Homeostasis and Metabolic Diseases” under “category.” Indicate in the cover letter that the submitted manuscript is in response to the “Integrative Aspects of Energy Homeostasis and Metabolic Diseases” Call for Papers and also indicate the specific area of energy homeostasis at which it is aimed. Because some papers will involve more than one area, authors should provide a priority list of the areas in which they would like the paper to be reviewed.
Manuscripts 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. While most reviews will be solicited by the guest editors, we will also accept suggestions from authors who wish to write a relevant review and submit this request by e-mail to an appropriate guest editor.
Barry E. Levin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Editors: Energy Intake
Gerard P. Smith: email@example.com
Hans-Rudolf Berthoud: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolfgang Langhans: email@example.com
Guest Editors: Energy Expenditure
Frank W. Booth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rudolph Leibel: email@example.com
Guest Editors: Energy Storage
Timothy J. Bartness: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael D. Jensen: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).