Call for editors for Frontiers in Physiology


Exciting News!

Frontiers in Physiology is launching a number of new specialty sections, including:

  • Aviation, Space and Environmental Physiology
  • Avian Physiology
  • Reproductive Physiology
  • Embryology and Developmental Physiology

Join the Frontiers in Physiology community of editors today by applying to join the board as:

  • Specialty Chief Editor
  • Associate Editor
  • Review Editor

In June 2016, Frontiers in Physiology, received the official Impact Factor of 4.031 — up from 3.534 in the previous report. Since its launch in 2010, it has become the #1 most cited and 2nd largest open-access journal in Physiology, and the #2 most cited amongst all journals in Physiology.

Specialty Chief Editor applications will be reviewed by the Field Chief Editor of the journal. Associate and Review Editor applications will be reviewed by the Specialty Chief Editor of each section.


Step 1: Select the specialty section you would like to apply for.

Step 2: Select the role you would like to apply for (please see below for each role’s requirements).

Specialty Chief Editor: Frontiers Specialty Chief Editors are leading academics and active experts in their field, typically full professors from a recognized institution with a proven track record of publications in international, peer-reviewed journals and with editorial experience.

Specialty Chief Editors define the editorial scope for their specialty and have the responsibility for leading and supervising the activities related to their section and providing support and guidance to the editorial board. Specialty Chief Editors are expected to build and maintain a strong board of Associate Editors to ensure manuscripts are handled by relevant experts and that the peer review is of the highest quality, efficiency and transparency. The Specialty Chief Editors are empowered to act at all levels and at any stage of the peer-review process in a system of editorial “checks and balances.”

Associate Editor: The Associate Editors are essential in setting the standard for a section. Their main responsibilities will consist of appointing 10-15 Review Editors, submitting a free of charge Inaugural Article, and overseeing the review process of manuscripts submitted to the section. Associate Editors should be established experts in their field and have previous editorial experience.

Review Editor: The primary role of Review Editors is to provide an expert review of submitted manuscripts in a collaborative, transparent manner, thereby safeguarding the review process and controlling the quality of articles published in the journal. Review Editors will be listed on the editorial board and should have experience reviewing manuscripts.

Submit your application by clicking here or by sending us a copy of your CV at

We look forward to hearing from you!

Nina Hall & team
Journal Development Manager: Nina Hall, PhD

Frontiers in Physiology – Journal Development Team

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