The Year in Cell Biology: 2021
A collection of outstanding research published over the last year in JCB.
Although this collection cannot provide a comprehensive overview of the many exciting advances that have appeared in JCB over the past year, it offers a representative glimpse of the findings that our readers found most interesting. From a study showing that focal adhesions can act as signaling hubs for mTORC1 to a structural analysis providing a spatiotemporal map of the centriole core and another examining nucleus-mitochondrial contacts, these articles showcase the diverse interests of our community. We also highlight articles examining the regulation of macropinocytosis and integrin internalization as well as a role for TDP-43 in modulating oligodendrocyte metabolism, thus providing something for all our readers.
Like 2020, 2021 has been a difficult year for all. While things have begun to improve, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect us in many ways, including in the scientific community's ability to conduct research safely and efficiently. Despite these difficulties, the papers presented in this collection–and all of the work published over the past year–highlight the hard work and dedication of the cell biological community.
We are very grateful to the many people who make it possible for us to publish some of the best cell biological studies: our reviewers, who volunteer their time and energy throughout the year, to you, our readers, and most especially to our authors. It is truly a privilege to publish every paper you see in the pages of JCB. We thank you for continuing to submit your very best work to us.
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