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eISSN: 25152564 | ISSN: 25152564 | Current volume: 6 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly
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Contact is the only journal dedicated to membrane contact site research, which has taken center stage in cell biology. Contact is an open access, peer reviewed international journal that acts as a focal point for all research into intracellular contacts, their lipidology, ion signaling and membrane traffic. The journal not only addresses fundamental scientific discovery, but also its applications, from human diseases such as dementia and cancer to managing economically and societally important species such as plants and microbes. Contact seeks to connet researchers across disciplines and specialties. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information on article types and areas of particular interest to the journal.

Contact is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/Contact
Please refer to the Submission Guidelines tab for more information before submitting your manuscript.

Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently $850 USD. There is no charge for News and Views.

The APC for Reports and Short Reviews is $250.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.

Contact

Please direct any queries to tim.levine@ucl.ac.uk.

Contact is the only journal dedicated to membrane contact site research, which has taken center stage in cell biology. Contact is an open access, peer reviewed journal that acts as a focal point for all research into intracellular contacts, their lipidology, ion signaling and membrane traffic. The journal not only addresses fundamental scientific discovery, but also its applications, from human diseases such as dementia and cancer to managing economically and societally important species such as plants and microbes. Contact seeks to connect researchers across disciplines and specialties.

Contact will publish high quality articles that relate to any aspect of interactions between different cellular compartments. To date this subject area has been dominated by defining if such interactions/contacts exist, together with descriptions of molecular and ion traffic that contacts may facilitate. And yet the subject is broader than this: some contacting organelles have no membrane, other contacts have quite unexpected functions, for example allowing an enzyme in one compartment to access a substrate in another. By concentrating on this one topic, the journal will create a space for new ideas to cross between researchers working on seemingly different topics that share the common substrate: intracellular contacts.

Primary research papers do not necessarily have to present complete stories, nor is there a requirement for mechanistic insight. Instead, descriptive accounts, of any length, that raise new questions will be viewed positively for their role in provoking debate. In addition, the journal welcomes research that questions paradigms that arise about contacts, including negative results.

Types of Papers
Original research; Reports; Reviews; Short Reviews; Opinions; News and Views; Addenda; and meeting reports.

Topics of Interest

  • Non-vesicular traffic 
  • Lipid biochemistry 
  • Calcium signaling 
  • Membrane/vesicular traffic 
  • Subcellular compartmentation

Manuscript Submission

Editor in Chief
Tim Levine, Ph.D. Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, UK
Senior Editor
Jen Liou, Ph.D. UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, USA
Sandip Patel, PhD University College London, UK
Thomas Simmen, Ph.D. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Mitsuo Tagaya, Ph.D. Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPL), Japan
Editorial Board
Patrizia Agostinis, Ph.D. KU Leuven, Belgium
Bruno Antonny, Ph.D. IPMC, Nice, France
Tamas Balla, Ph.D., M.D. National Institutes of Health (NICHD), USA
Emmanuelle. M. Bayer, PhD Laboratoire de Biogene`se Membranaire, UMR5200, CNRS, Universite´ de Bordeaux, Villenave d’Ornon, France
Christoph Benning, Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Darren F Boehning Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, USA
Federica Brandizzi, Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
Geert Bultynck, Ph.D. KU Leuven, Belgium
Tito Cali, PhD University of Padova, Padua, Italy
Pedro Carvalho, Ph.D. Dunn School, Oxford, UK
Sarah Cohen, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Elizabeth Conibear, PhD University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Isabelle Coppens, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Pietro De Camilli, MD Yale University, USA
Nicolas Demaurex, Ph.D. University of Geneva, Switzerland
Isabelle Derré, Ph.D. University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
Guillaume Drin IPMC, Nice, France
Emily Eden, Ph.D. University College London, UK
Pascal Egea, Ph.D. UCLA, USA
Ruben Fernandez-Busnadiego, Ph.D. University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Jonathan Friedman, Ph.D. UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Clare Futter, Ph.D. University College London, UK
Thierry Galli, Ph.D. Centre for Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Paris, France
Francesca Giordano, Ph.D. Institut Jacques Monod, France
Joel Goodman, Ph.D. UT Southwestern, USA
Wolfgang Graier, Ph.D. Graz, Austria
Sergio Grinstein, Ph.D. Sick Kids, Toronto, Canada
Gyorgy Hajnoczky, M.D., Ph.D. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
Gerry Hammond, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, USA
Kentaro Hanada, Ph.D. National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
Gaiti Hasan, Ph.D National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, India
Mike Henne, Ph.D. UT Southwestern, USA
Joost Holthuis, Ph.D. University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Patrick Hussey, Ph.D. Durham University, UK
Elina Ikonen, Ph.D. University of Helsinki, Finland
Cathy Jackson, Ph.D. Institut Jacques Monod, Paris, France
Weike Ji, Ph.D Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Peter Kim, Ph.D. Sick Kids, Toronto, Canada
Dan Klionsky, Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Benoit Kornmann, Ph.D. ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
Wanda Kukulski, Ph.D. LMB, Cambridge, UK
Laura Lackner, Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
Sima Lev, Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Richard Lewis, Ph.D. Stanford University, USA
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D. Janelia Research Campus, Virginia, USA
Jia Jia Liu, PhD Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Chris Loewen, Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Canada
Khaled Machaca, Ph.D. WCM Qatar, Qatar
Antonella de Matteis, M.D. Telethon Institute, Naples, Italy
Bruno Mesmin, Ph.D. IPMC, Nice, France
Shmuel Muallem, Ph.D. NIH, Bethesda, USA
Robert Nabi, Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Canada
Jacques Neefjes, Ph.D. Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Aaron Neiman, Ph.D. Stony Brook University, USA
Vesa Olkkonen, Ph.D. Minerva Institute, Helsinki, Finland
James A. Olzmann, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, USA
Raghu Padinjat, Ph.D. NCBS, Bangalore, India
Luca Pellegrini, Ph.D. IUSMQ, Quebec, Canada
Will Prinz, Ph.D. UTSW Medical Centre Dallas, TX, USA
Karin Reinisch, Ph.D. Yale University, USA
Maya Schuldiner, Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Luca Scorrano. M.D., Ph.D. Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine, Padua, Italy
Chris Stefan, Ph.D. University College London, UK
Harald Stenmark, Ph.D. Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Alexey Tepikin, Ph.D. University of Liverpool, UK
Christian Ungermann, Ph.D. University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Jeremy G. Wideman, Ph.D. Arizona State University, USA
Yvette Wong, PhD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
Hongyuan (Rob) Yang, Ph.D. University of New South Wales, Australia
Manuela Zaccolo, M.D., Ph.D., FRSB University of Oxford, UK
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