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Frontiers of Electron Tomography

Call for papers

Electron tomography has is an important part of many materials science and biological studies requiring 3D information.  This is because many samples cannot be fully understood from individual two-dimensional projected images produced by an electron microscope.  Electron tomography has been revolutionized by new algorithms, detectors and imaging methodologies, many of these enabled by modern computational methods.  These advances have allowed tomographic reconstructions from the single-atom scale of nanoparticles up to large, complex biological macromolecules. This thematic series highlights recent advances in experimental, simulation and analysis methods for electron tomography.

Potential topics for the series include, but are not limited to:

  • Experimental methods for electron tomography;
  • 3D reconstruction algorithms;
  • Processing methods such as image alignment and denoising;
  • Quantitative analysis of reconstructed volumes;
  • Correlative tomography experiments;
  • 3D electron scattering simulation methods;
  • Tomography software package developments.

Submission instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Frontiers of Electron Tomography. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions
31 December 2017 

Lead Guest Editors
Colin Ophus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Mary Scott, University of California Berkeley

Additional Information
Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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