Frontiers Research Topics are highly visible peer-reviewed article collections led by the world’s leading researchers who harness collaborative knowledge on today’s biggest scientific questions.
Suggest your Research Topic idea to the Frontiers Editorial Office:
We welcome teams of Guest Editors to propose Research Topics, which will be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief. Early career researchers are encouraged to team up with senior colleagues.
The Spotlight Award
By leading a Research Topic, you are automatically eligible for the Frontiers Spotlight Award - where the winning team of Guest Editors receives $100,000 to organize an international scientific conference on the theme of their outstanding article collection. Explore past finalists and winners
Every Research Topic that closes within the award period (one calendar year), and is completed with at least 10 articles, will be considered for the Spotlight Award.
Shortlisted entries will be evaluated based on the following considerations:
Frontiers’ article-level impact metrics
Frontiers’ author-level impact metrics
The Jury of Frontiers’ Editorial Board members will choose the final winning Research Topic.