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iScience is an interdisciplinary open access journal. We publish basic and applied research that advances a specific field across the life, physical, earth, and health sciences. Interdisciplinary research comes in a variety of forms. The primary criterion for publication in iScience is a significant contribution to a relevant field combined with robust results and underlying methodology. The advances appearing in iScience include both fundamental and applied investigations across this interdisciplinary range of topic areas.

  • Whether you are collaborating across disciplines, applying concepts from other fields in your own research, or writing in a way to ensure that people outside your area of expertise understand your findings, you have a home here.

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Here is a sampling of just some of the topics we cover:

Life sciences

Life sciences

  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Computational biology
  • Metabolism
  • Microbiology
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Physical sciences

Physical sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Energy
  • Materials science
  • Physics
  • Polymer science
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Earth sciences

Earth sciences

  • Climate science
  • Atmospheric science
  • Ecology and evolution
  • Hydrology
  • Sustainability
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Health sciences

Health sciences

  • Medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Drug delivery
  • Artificial intelligence applications
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Portable devices
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Pushing boundaries.
  • A champion for quality basic and applied research that advances a specific field and is led by an expert editorial team.
Science across disciplines
  • An interdisciplinary journal covering the life, physical, earth, and health sciences. An editorial board with depth of expertise and breadth of discipline knowledge.
Open access, continuous publication.
  • Part of an expanding portfolio of Cell Press open access journals in which publication is continuous and articles are available online as soon as they’re ready.
Fewer hoops to jump through.
  • A no-nonsense approach to submissions that is simple, fast, and fair.
Integrity at the core.
  • We publish transparent methods and, when research advances its fields, are open to replication studies and negative results.

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