Current Opinion in Biotechnology (COBIOT) publishes authoritative, comprehensive, and systematic reviews. COBIOT helps specialists keep up to date with a clear and readable synthesis on current advances biotechnology. Expert authors annotate the most interesting papers from the expanding volume of information published today, saving valuable time and giving the reader insight on areas of importance.
Current Opinion in Biotechnology is part of the Current Opinion and Research (CO+RE) suite of journals and is a companion to the new primary research, open access journal, Current Research in Biotechnology (CRBIOT). CO+RE journals leverage the Current Opinion legacy?of editorial excellence, high-impact, and global reach?to ensure they are a widely read resource that is integral to scientists? workflow.
Current Opinion in Biotechnology is divided into themed sections, each of which is reviewed once a year. Themes include analytical biotechnology; plant biotechnology; food biotechnology; energy biotechnology; environmental biotechnology; systems biology; nanobiotechnology; tissue, cell and pathway engineering; chemical biotechnology; and pharmaceutical biotechnology.
The journal builds on Elsevier?s reputation for excellence in scientific publishing and long-standing commitment to communicating reproducible biomedical research targeted at improving human health.
- Expertise ? Expert authors, who are leaders in their field, are invited to write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject and provide short annotations to the papers that they think are most relevant.
- Comprehensiveness ? There are 27 high-impact Current Opinion review journals in a range of subjects from food science to green and sustainable chemistry.
- Impact ? In addition to a vast readership, Current Opinion titles enjoy high citations, Impact Factors, and CiteScores.
Selection of topics to be reviewed
Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasised. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected.
Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasising the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous year.
Review articles in Current Opinion in Biotechnology are by invitation only.
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.
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Greg StephanopoulosMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Jan Roelof van der MeerUniversity of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Lilia AlberghinaUniversity of Milan–Bicocca, Milano, Italy
Maciek AntoniewiczUniversity of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States
Weizmann Institute of Science Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Rehovot, Israel Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Nam-Hai ChuaThe Rockefeller University Plant Molecular Biology Laboratory, New York, New York, United States
Jiri DamborskyMasaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Julian DaviesThe University of British Columbia Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Luis Angel FernandezSpanish Scientific Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Alain FillouxImperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Matthias HeinemannUniversity of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Braunschweig University of Technology, Braunschweig, Germany
Lee HoodInstitute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, United States
Karl-Erich JaegerHeinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Department of Molecular Enzymtechnology, Jülich, Germany
Janet JanssonE O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
Mattheos KoffasRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States
Kazuhiro KogureThe University of Tokyo Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Nakano-Ku, Japan
Sang Yup LeeKorea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Marcial L. Lizarraga-PartidaCICESE, Biotecnologia Mariana, San Diego, California, United States
Victor de LorenzoSpanish Scientific Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Joachim Messing †Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
Beat MolletNestle Research Center, Lausanne 26, Switzerland
Elke NevoigtJacobs University Bremen gGmbH, Bremen, Germany
Robin OffordMintaka Foundation for Medical Research, Plan Les Ouates, Switzerland
Sven PankeSwiss Federal Institute of Technology Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, Basel, Switzerland
Carla PruzzoUniversity of Genoa, Genova, Italy
Juan RamosDel Zaidin Experimental Station, Granada, Spain
Eugene RosenbergTel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Ian RowlandUniversity of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Athanassios SambanisGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Ka-Yiu SanRice University, Houston, Texas, United States
Jacqueline ShanksIowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States
Allan ShatzmanGlaxoSmithKline USA, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States
Willem de VosWageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Daniel WangMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Wilfried WeberUniversity of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany