The Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryologyfounded in 1901 by Giulio Chiarugi, Anatomist at Florence University, is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Italian Society of Anatomy and Embryology.

The journal publishes original papers, invited review articles, historical article, commentaries, obituitary, and book reviews. Its main focus is to understand anatomy through an analysis of structure, function, development and evolution. Priority will be given to studies of that clearly articulate their relevance to the anatomical community. Focal areas include: experimental studies, contributions based on molecular and cell biology and on the application of modern imaging techniques; comparative functional morphology; developmental biology; functional human anatomy; methodological innovations in anatomical research; significant advances in anatomical education. Studies that are essentially descriptive anatomy are appropriate only if they communicate clearly a broader functional or evolutionary significance. All papers should be submitted in English and must be original works that are unpublished and not under consideration by another journal. An international Editorial Board and reviewers from the anatomical disciplines guarantee a rapid review of your paper within two to three weeks after submission.

Key words: anatomy, evolution, function, developmental biology, anatomical approaches, bioinformatics, molecular biology, cell biology,form and function, morphogenesis, pattern formation, organogenesis, brain, neural development, neurogenesis, nervous system, cardiac, vasculature, muscle, skeleton, skin, tissue repair, tissue engineering, regeneration, stem cells, cell-cell signaling, extracellular matrix, genetics, epigenetics, gene expression.


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