IUIS sponsored– Frontiers in Immunology Research Topics
Frontiers in Immunology is the official journal of IUIS. A key feature f Frontiers in Immunology are Research Topics; special issues devoted to a particular area and coordinated by individual researchers. Editorial approval and support is provided by Frontiers in Immunology. These research topics are then available as an eBook via the Frontiers website.
A new initiative, launched in 2017, is to provide IUIS-sponsored Research Topics. This will highlight the relationship between the two organisations and provide opportunities for IUIS members to submit and lead Research Topics relevant to IUIS, and to promote IUIS within the journal.
To differentiate these from regular Research Topics, the resulting Research Topic will display the following
E-Book cover: IUIS logo
Research Topic Description:
An IUIS Initiative: This Research Topic has been initiated with the support of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS); a part of the proceeds from the article publishing fees is shared with the IUIS to be spent to activities that foster the growth and development of the immunology community.
In order to facilitate the IUIS-sponsored Research Topics, IUIS has established a publications committee to coordinate and advertise the IUIS-Research Topics. For members wishing to submit a Research Topic, requests should be sent to Dr Deborah Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org), as a representative of the PUB Committee. The PUB Committee facilitates these Research Topics, and in this way maintains a database of researchers and possible topics. The PUB Committee can also aid by suggesting appropriate experts from its network to lead these projects as Topic Editors or to contribute as authors, and can provide support finding authors. Please note that the editorial approval and processes still remain with the Frontiers in Immunology editorial team.
In the first year of this initiative, we are asking all IUIS committees to develop and submit a Research Topic for 2017. It is important we lead by example and make this new opportunity a success.