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About Frontiers

Frontiers is the 3rd most-cited and 6th largest research publisher and open science platform.

Our research journals are community-driven and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of more than 280,000 top researchers. Powered by pioneering technology, artificial intelligence, and rigorous quality standards, our research articles have been viewed more than 2.5 billion times, reflecting the power of open research.

Our mission

Our mission is to make science open – so that scientists can collaborate better and innovate faster to deliver the solutions that enable healthy lives on a healthy planet. 

Research is the foundation of modern society and it’s thanks to advances in science that we enjoy longer, healthier and more prosperous lives than ever before in human history. We want to make science even more powerful by ensuring it is openly available. This way, society will be able to generate more knowledge and accelerate innovation, health and prosperity for all. 

Our core values are a golden thread through everything we do, and are key to achieving our mission.

Our innovations

We place researchers at the center of everything we do and empower them through pioneering technology, artificial intelligence, outstanding service and rigorous quality standards.  

Community-driven journals
Leading researchers serve as independent editors and reviewers on our editorial boards.

Research Topics 
Collaborative hubs bringing communities of researchers together around emerging and important areas of research.

Collaborative peer review
Our unique online forum with real-time interactions to ensure rigorous, constructive and transparent peer review.

AIRA – our artificial intelligence review assistant 
AI which supports the review and quality control of research articles.

Impact metrics 
A suite of article level metrics, measuring article and author impact.

An academic network fully integrated into our publishing platform, maximizing discoverability and impact. 

Frontiers for Young Minds 
A platform where kids engage with leading scientists in reviewing cutting-edge research.

Key facts

  • We are the 6th largest academic publisher

  • We are the 3rd most-cited publisher with an average of 5 citations per article

  • Our articles have been cited 7.2 million times, and viewed and downloaded more than 2.5 billion times

  • 72 of the journals published by Frontiers have an Impact Factor, and 79 have a CiteScore

Frontiers January 2024

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