About Muscles


Muscles (ISSN 2813-0413) is an international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal, published quarterly online by MDPI. Muscles publishes articles investigating the molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying a wide range of muscle pathophysiologies such as development, the regulation of mass and function, aging, metabolism, exercise-induced stress, nutrition, degeneration, dystrophy, and regeneration.

Muscles welcomes the submission of manuscripts, either original research or reviews with an emphasis on describing muscle health, its maintenance, and its interactions with non-muscle cell types and regulatory modulators. Our main focus is on human studies but work in animal models will also be considered.


Muscles covers all aspects of muscle science, including, but not limited to, nerve and neuromuscular junction pathology, physiology, anatomy, myopathies, muscular dystrophy, other acquired muscle endocrine or immunological disorders, pharmacology, epidemiology, nutrition, sarcopenia, muscle imaging, and other sport-related injuries or muscle metabolic adaptations.

    MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

    MDPI is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

    Book Reviews

    Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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    CH-4052 Basel

    Copyright / Open Access

    Articles published in Muscles will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

    © 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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