[Neutron] Invitation to contribute to Special Issue "Biological Small Angle Scattering Techniques and Applications"

Shuo Qian qianshuo at gmail.com
Sat Mar 27 15:22:18 CET 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue on “Biological
Small Angle Scattering: Techniques and Applications” in the Journal *Applied

Small angle scattering (SAS) in either X-ray or Neutron (SAXS/SANS) has
become an essential technique in understanding biological structures and
processes. The technique is amenable to samples in solution without
crystallization and cryogenic preparation, providing an opportunity to
study biomolecules in a more physiologically relevant condition. For
example, the ensemble of structural conformations from SAS provides a
critical understanding of large flexible and disordered systems. The
contrast manipulation by SANS and deuterium labeling provides a viable
approach to understand subunit structure in the context of the whole

In this Special Issue, we invite *original articles, review articles, and
case reports highlighting new developments of the technique and their
applications to explore new aspects of biological systems*. Those include
but are *not limited to new instrumentation, sample preparation, sample
environment, data process, and analysis methods/software.*

Deadline for manuscript submissions: *10 October 2021*.

Please let me know if you have any question. qians at ornl.gov

Best regards,

Dr. Shuo Qian
*Guest Editor*


   - small angle scattering
   - SAXS
   - SANS
   - biological SAS
   - solution SAS
   - protein structure
   - membrane structure
   - biomolecule structure

*Manuscript Submission Information*

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering
<https://www.mdpi.com/user/register/> and logging in to this website
<https://www.mdpi.com/user/login/>. Once you are registered, click here to
go to the submission form
Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be
peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the
journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special
issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short
communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract
(about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on
this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be
under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference
proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a
single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant
information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions
for Authors <https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/instructions> page. *Applied
Sciences* <https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/> is an international
peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors
<https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/instructions> page before submitting
a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC)
<https://www.mdpi.com/about/apc/> for publication in this open access
<https://www.mdpi.com/about/openaccess/> journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss
Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.
Authors may use MDPI's English editing service
<https://www.mdpi.com/authors/english> prior to publication or during
author revisions.

Shuo Qian, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Center for Structural Molecular Biology

Large Scale Structures Group
Neutron Scattering Division


Second Target Station Project
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Postal Address:
PO BOX 2008 MS6393
OAK RIDGE TN 37831-6430
Email:  qians at ornl.gov
Phone: 865-241-1934
Fax:      865-241-6770
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