- Published on 01 October 2020
Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of EPJ E dedicated to the interdisciplinary theme ‘Diffusion and Convection in Nature’. The issue is meant to gather contributions from scientists from different research areas, from science to engineering, physics to biology, and to cover theory, experiment and application.
The scope of the issue is intended to push scientists in different areas to think differently and to compare and share similar methods with the final goal of seeding new ideas and linking areas that typically are poorly connected. As guest editors, we have a common interest in fluid systems out of thermodynamic equilibrium, where transport occurs across a wide range of length scales and is broadly related to diffusion and convection, depending on the boundary and experimental conditions, and we therefore warmly welcome contributions from specialists on mass transport phenomena in fluids. At the same time, we also encourage contributors from different areas of research to enrich the discussion with their concepts and views. In more detail, we welcome contributions on transport phenomena in complex systems in the broader sense, including social, financial and biological systems, active matter and soft matter, just to mention a few examples.
The submission of contributions is now open. We invite interested authors to contact the guest editors, providing a tentative title and a short abstract of their contribution. The full manuscripts should be submitted before the deadline directly to the EPJE Editorial Office at https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epje/.
Deadline for submission: March 31st 2021
Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Special Issue "Diffusion and Convection in Nature". Papers will be published continuously and will appear as soon as accepted on the journal website. The electronic version of the Special Issue will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal. More information about EPJE, including instructions for authors is available at http://epje.epj.org/.
Guest Editors of the Special issue:
EPJ E is a hybrid journal enabling authors to publish Open Access at no direct cost. For further information on eligible authors please consult the list of “Transformative Read and Publish agreements” on https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/institutional-agreements .