Autophagy is a highly selective peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on all aspects of autophagic processes (i.e., the lysosome/vacuole dependent degradation of intracellular material). The field of autophagy has advanced tremendously, due in large part to the multiple connections between autophagy and various aspects of human health and disease including cancer, neurodegeneration, aging, diabetes, myopathies and heart disease. Our goal is to be the premiere journal in this field, publishing papers that you want read by the people in your research group.
Autophagy publishes several types of papers including: Original research (basic science, translational and clinical), reviews (both comprehensive overviews and short puncta), technical papers (toolbox, protocol and resource), commentaries, and articles on science and art. Reviews, puncta and commentaries will generally be invited. We also anticipate special issues that are devoted to particular areas of research. Suggestions for appropriate specialized topics are welcome. We are interested in all experimental systems, from yeast to human.
All submitted manuscripts are initially reviewed by the editors, and, if considered suitable for further consideration, are sent out for peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees; we generally seek a minimum of two reviews whenever possible. Accepted papers go through a rigorous editing process that results in very high-quality content.