Research Topics

More than just a special issue

Shape the future of your field by leading a Frontiers Research Topic. Benefit from increased impact and discoverability, a dedicated platform and support team, and rigorous peer review for every paper. Plus, the most impactful collections will be compiled into a freely shareable and downloadable eBook.

More discoverability

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Thanks to Frontiers’ Open Science platform, anyone around the world will have free and unrestricted online access to your Research Topic.

Every collection has its own dedicated web page and can be searchable from multiple Frontiers journals. We also create a shareable and downloadable eBook for the most impactful Research Topics and promote them in our email and social media campaigns.

Plus – you can track your impact in real-time with our advanced impact metrics.

More collaboration

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Collaborate with colleagues from around the world to propose a topic. We encourage early career researchers to team up with more senior colleagues.

Grow your network by inviting key experts to contribute articles to your collection and ensure the quality of every article with our collaborative peer review – a unique online forum with real-time interactions.


More support

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Managing a Research Topic is simple with our innovative publishing technology and dedicated support team. We will guide you through every step of the process, from defining your topic and inviting contributors, to promoting your collection and tracking your impact.

With Frontiers you also retain the copyright of your work by publishing under the CC-BY license.

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Browse topics

Take a look at our collection of over 8,000 Research Topics