VEGF-C Re­view in Fron­ti­ers in Bioen­gin­eer­ing and Bi­o­tech­no­logy

Proteolytic Processing of VEGF-C

The editors of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, section Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Andrea Banfi, Wolfgang Holnthoner, Mikaël M. Martino and Seppo Ylä-Herttuala) asked us to contribute to the research topic Vascularization for Regenerative Medicine. We wrote a small review about VEGF-C, which specifically addresses the molecular biology of VEGF-C in relationship to regenerative medicine, i.e., (re)growing lymphatic vessels in vitro or in vivo.

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UPDATE (April 1, 2023):
The question of whether Frontiers Media is a predatory publisher did not even cross our minds when we were asked to contribute with a review. I know the guest editors of this Research Topic and can vouch for their scientific integrity. However, the journal has recently ended up on the list of predatory journals (, and the issues are discussed here in detail. Our review has meanwhile gathered:

  • 56 citations according to both Web of Science and Scopus
  • 90 citations according to Google Scholar
  • more than 21400 views on the journal's webpage
  • more than 2600 downloads of the PDF
  • more views than 99% of all Frontiers articles

Retrospectively, this means we could have aimed for a better journal. In any case, it confirms that there was a demand (