Aims and Scope

Current Science Review (CSR) publishes review papers in areas of medical and biological sciences. As an interdisciplinary journal, CSR welcomes both the general audience among the scientific community, as well as specialists who are interested in specific areas of science. Consequently, papers can appeal to a broad audience, or can also cater towards a specific subject area, so long the papers meet the journal’s mission of promoting scientific communication and discourse. In order to carry out this mission, CSR pursues the following aims:

  • Publish high-quality review papers subjected to a peer-review process at no publication fee
  • Promote review papers to the scientific community
  • Maintain an open access policy
  • Pioneer unconventional methods of scientific communication
  • Encourage scientists to participate in scientific discussions

Areas of interest include but not limited to:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Chemical Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Neurobiology
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Translational Research
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Public Policy
  • Public Health

What should review papers include?

Review papers should not include any unpublished, original research conducted by the author (there are other avenues to publish original research). Generally, review papers serve to provide a summary of where the field of interest currently stands. In other words, review papers provide information on current research development, advances, findings, and where the field might be potentially headed in the future. Authors are welcome to express as little or as much scientific opinion as they desire, as long as the topic of interest is related to biology or medicine. Review papers also don’t have to necessarily provide a summary of a scientific topic. They can also provide summary and commentary on a specific original research article published elsewhere.

In addition to these traditional styles of review papers, CSR is also interested in exploring other ways of promoting scientific communication. This means that CSR will be extremely flexible for authors, allowing them to have control over the content and style of their review papers (as long as they maintain a sufficient standard of scientific rigor). For example, it may be feasible to submit a “hypothesis” paper in which authors can discuss a hypothesis about a certain scientific question. They can also identify several ways to address the hypothesis. If a researcher decides to execute and publish findings related the ideas outlined in the “hypothesis” paper, then the research manuscript will cite the original “hypothesis” paper.