Establishing insights into biological processes and their potential to exploit quantum effects such as entanglement, coherence and squeezing is a question of great interest to the quantum science community. So far, experimental demonstrations of quantum physics involve cold matter systems or/and light. It is important to find out if quantum effects persist in hotter, wetter and less controlled environments. Even more relevant is to show that there are biological processes that require quantum theory to reach the efficiencies observed. In this Special Collection, organized by Ivette Fuentes and Philippe Bouyer, we are inviting authors to submit review articles on the recent progress in the field of quantum biology. Topics of interest include quantum behavior in biomolecules, energy transfer in biological systems and coherence in biological systems.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Quantum mechanisms
- Quantum dynamics
- Genetic circuits
- Quantum molecular sequencing
Prof. Ivette Fuentes, University of Nottingham, UK
Prof. Philippe Bouyer, University of Bordeaux, France
AQS is focusing primarily on invited Reviews, and Perspectives. Reviews can be Focused Reviews that are short, timely review that covers recent advances in established fields or an emerging area of quantum science and are approximately 10 – 20 pages in length or can be Standard Reviews that are comprehensive, providing more in-depth coverage in established areas of quantum science, that are approximately, 20-50 pages in length. Perspectives provide an balanced and objective overview of recent advances and the author’s unique view on where the field is headed and are typically around 10 pages in length.
If you are interested in contributing a Review or Perspective please complete the relevant Editorial Summary Intake Form, shown here, and email it to the Editorial team (AVSQuantumScience@aip.org) prior to your submission for pre-screening by the editors. Once you receive a response, you can prepare your manuscript using the information For Authors, at https://avs.scitation.org/aqs/authors/manuscript. You can then submit your paper using the AQS online submission system at https://aqs.peerx-press.org/. As a journal in its early-years, our editors will rely on the Editorial Summary Intake Form to establish working relationships with authors as well as ensure papers are within desired scope, quality, and diversity we aim to achieve. For additional questions, please email the team at AVSQuantumScience@aip.org.