Our understanding of the complex and bidirectional signalling relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain is evolving quickly. This relationship, dubbed the microbiota-gut-brain axis, is thought to be involved in many aspects of homeostasis in addition to the pathogenesis of several diseases, ranging from neurological and degenerative conditions to autoimmune diseases.
This cross-journal collection brings together both human and animal studies covering all aspects of the microbiota-gut-brain axis’ role in health and disease, as well as its therapeutic potential. The participating journals, spanning both neuroscience and microbiology, are listed below.
Submissions should be formatted according to individual journal guidelines. Please indicate clearly in the cover letter and as part of the online submission form that the manuscript is to be considered for this collection.
All manuscripts will undergo standard peer review, and must be submitted through the relevant journal's online submission system.
Pre-submission enquiries are welcome.