The Frontiers Research Topic showcases your research area, stimulates discussion, catalyzes collaboration and maximizes the impact of the articles published in your topic.


A Frontiers Research Topic empowers leading researchers to manage the publication of a collection of peer-reviewed articles around their own area of research. More than 3,400 Research Topics have been launched since 2009, which have received over 165 million article views and 42 million downloads collectively.

Very much like a “mini journal,” the Research Topic provides even the most specialized areas of the academic community with a publishing environment suited to its needs. Operated though the Frontiers’ award-winning platform, each Research Topic becomes a forum that highlights the editorial team and creates a dynamic similar to that of a workshop. 

Interested in organizing a Frontiers Research Topic?

  • Define the scope and mission of your Research Topic with the guidance of our Editorial Office.
  •  If you become a Topic Editor, you will oversee the peer review of submitted manuscripts.
  •  All Frontiers articles are published under the Creative Commons CC-BY license, ensuring that each article – and the eBook of the entire collection – will be freely available and shareable to everyone interested in your work.
  •  Frontiers provides state-of-the-art article-level metrics, allowing you to monitor the impact of each article in real time.

Each Research Topic proposal is submitted to the Editor-in-Chief of the Specialty section for approval. If your project is accepted, a dedicated page on our award-winning platform will be set for your Research Topic.  Each contribution benefits from Frontiers rigorous, fair and transparent Collaborative Peer Review.

Share your idea for a Research Topic with us:

Read more about Frontiers Research Topics here.