Call for Papers: Lymphatic Pathophysiology
The journal Microcirculation will publish a Special Topics Issue on “Lymphatic Pathophysiology,” featuring the emerging role of lymphatics in the progression in disease states. This Special Issue represents a collaborative interest between the Microcirculatory Society, North American Vascular Biology Organization, Lymphatic Education & Research Network, and the organizers of the 2021 Lymphatic Forum. The issues will be edited by Dr. Jerome Breslin (University of South Florida), Dr. Sanjukta Chakraborty (Texas A&M University Health Science Center), Dr. Jorge Castorena-Gonzalez (Tulane University), Dr. Joseph Rutkowski (Texas A&M University), and Dr. Brandon Dixon (Georgia Institute of Technology).
The intent of the special issue is to highlight the emergent multi-functional role of the lymphatic vasculature, its relationships with inflammation, and the intersecting contributions to altered tissue haemostasis during pathophysiology. Articles can focus on aspects of lymphatic contractile function, lymph transport and/or lymphangiogenesis that play key roles in multiple diseases.
Focused reviews and original research articles will be considered for this special issue. Submissions using novel models or imaging techniques to determine some of these key alterations are especially encouraged. Articles should be 3000-5000 words including figure legends (references excluded). Following peer-review, all papers will be published 'In Press' as soon as they are accepted and in the online special issue.
Please inform both Sanjukta Chakraborty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jerome Breslin (email@example.com) of your intent to submit by providing a tentative title and a brief outline of your article framework (250 words).
Deadline for intent to submit: December 1, 2021
Deadline for submission: April 1, 2022