eCM (Eur Cell Mater / e Cells & Materials) eCM Open Access Scientific Journal
 ISSN:1473-2262         NLM:100973416 (link)         DOI:10.22203/eCM

Special Issues

eCM Special issues are focussed on hot topics in research within the scope of eCM. The special issues have invited guest editors from the topic area and run within the focussed themes. eCM special issues allow both invited papers (including reviews, tutorial papers, letter to the editor) and open submitted research papers. All papers (invited and open submitted) undergo full peer review. Special Issues' manuscripts can be submitted until the indicated deadline but will be published immediately upon acceptance.

Temporo-mandibular joint

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the jaw to the skull and are the most used joints of the human body. TMJ disorders (TMD) are severely debilitating and a significant public health issue. Therapies for TMD have mixed success so there is a great need for new research into the TMJ to prompt therapies that are more effective. The eCM journal is facilitating this by producing a special issue focused on the TMJ, which serves as a platform for the publication of manuscripts describing novel basic science on TMJ development, growth, homeostasis, pathologies and therapies.

Keywords: Temporo-mandibular joint, temporo-mandibular disorders, synovial membrane, synovial fluid, fibrocartilage.

Submission deadline: 31st of March 2023

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Gene therapy for musculoskeletal applications

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how revolutionary treatments based on gene therapeutics has helped overcome a once-in-a-century pandemic and has given new momentum to gene therapy research for a myriad of applications. In musculoskeletal applications, this might provide an opportunity to overcome some of the well-established problems with therapeutics, such as recombinant bone morphogenetic proteins. This special issue will include a series of articles focused on viral and non-viral gene therapy approaches for delivery of DNA and RNA therapeutics to repair musculoskeletal tissues including bone, cartilage, ligament, tendon, meniscus, intervertebral disk and peripheral nerve.


Submission deadline: 31st of July 2023

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