Call for contributions


Frontiers in Microbiology is releasing a special issue (SI) on Cross-Boundary Significance of Methanogens co-edited by Dr. Simon K.-M.R. Rittmann!

The Methane Moment - Cross-Boundary Significance of Methanogens

"Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, a relatively clean burning fossil fuel, but also a renewable biofuel when biologically produced from waste treatment plants. [...] The goal of this Research Topic is to offer a forum that highlights the cross-boundary significance of methanogens by bringing together methanogen research from diverse settings to one place."

Topic editors:

Zhe Lyu, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Amelia-Elena Rotaru, University of Southern Denkmark, Denmark

Mark Pimentel, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA

Cuijing Zhang, Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen, China

Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann, Arkeon GmbH; University of Vienna, Austria


Special issue information:

The Methane Moment - Cross-Boundary Significance of Methanogens | Frontiers Research Topic (

Welcome are both basic and translational studies relevant to methanogens from any setting. Studies with a focus on methanogens are highly encouraged, and manuscripts having methanogens as a significant component are also welcome. All studies should emphasize and envisage their implications in understanding and/or solving one or more challenges humanity is facing.


Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 December 2022

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 29 June 2023


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