Research Topics

We at IRED, aspire to select research paper, through highest quality peer review. To achieve this, the entire peer review and publication process must be thorough, objective, and fair.

Research Topics

Research Topics aim at creating an online dialogue on a focused research area, with manuscripts encompassing recent advancements from various groups, the latest methods, opinions, and more. It is an opportunity for you to highlight your research focus, intensify collaborations and drive the next research in your field. At IRED it is the Topic Editor, not the journal, who decides the scope of a topic. Much like an online conference, potential contributors then submit proposals for manuscripts rather than being invited. These manuscripts are subject to peer review. We require at least 10 contributions to comprehensively cover the selected field. Submissions can be any article type (e.g. original research, methods, hypothesis & theory, opinions, etc). A complete list can be found here.

All IRED publications are free to access. Like for other high- quality open access journals, this means that accepted manuscripts of certain article types are subject to a publishing fee. In the interest of helping researchers run their topics, the fees for Research Topic articles are considerably reduced. Our IT platform makes launching and managing a Research Topic a straightforward process and you will have the full support of the IRED editorial office through every step.


If you have already received a message asking you to contribute, you can do so easily. Simply submit your manuscript through the standard IRED manuscript submission, but be sure to tick the box that your submission is part of a Research Topic. Select the Research Topic you would like to contribute to and proceed through the next steps of the manuscript submission process. If you have not been offered to contribute, your spontaneous submission is still highly encouraged! You should first submit an abstract (maximum one page) to the Topic Editor. Following approval by the Topic Editor, you are welcome to submit the full manuscript. For a full listing of ongoing Research Topics, please see the journal links below.
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