Can Topic editors submit to their Research Topics?

Frontiers welcomes Topic Editors to submit manuscripts to their own Research Topic. In such instances, to facilitate the review process and ensure that no conflict of interest arises between the authors and the Editor, we ask all Topic Editors to make the submission of their manuscript outside of the Research Topic.

You may do this directly via your Frontiers Account by clicking on Submit. Please do ensure that you select the correct Journal and Specialty Section that your Research Topic is being hosted in (you may locate this information on your Research Topic Homepage). After submission, please ensure that you contact the Editorial Office and we will assign your manuscript to your Research Topic.

We would like to emphasize that co-Topic Editors SHOULD NOT edit their fellow Topic Editors’ submissions. Manuscripts listing any of the Topic Editors as an author should be submitted outside of the Research Topic as described above.