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Genome editing and cancer

Guest Editors:
Emanuel Gonçalves, PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Xueqiu Lin, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, USA

Submission Status: Open until 8 February 2025

Centromere structure and evolution

Guest Editors:
Fangpu Han, PhD, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Michael Lampson, PhD, Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Barbara Mellone, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, USA

Submission Status: Open until 8 January 2025

Genomics for crop improvement

Guest Editors:
Eduard Akhunov, PhD, Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, USA
David Edwards, PhD, University of Western Australia, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 4 January 2025

Transposable elements in genome evolution

Guest Editors:
Robert Kofler, PhD, Institut für Populationsgenetik, Vetmeduni Vienna, Austria
Jürgen Schmitz, PD PhD, Institute of Experimental Pathology, University of Münster, Germany

Submission Status: Open until 21 December 2024

Chromatin and epigenomic modifications in development and disease

Guest Editors:
Tatiana Kutateladze: University of Colorado, USA
Guohong Li: Wuhan University, China

Submission Status: Open until 11 September 2024

Ancient DNA

Guest Editors:
Laura S Weyrich: Pennsylvania State University, USA
Bastien Llamas: University of Adelaide, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 11 September 2024

Insights from trans-ancestral association study

Guest Editors:
Nora Franceschini: University of North Carolina, USA
Paul de Vries: University of Texas, USA

Submission Status: Open until 4 September 2024

Subcellular compartmentalization

Guest Editors:
Christine D. Keating: Penn State University, United States
Gian Gaetano TartagliaItalian Institute of Technology, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 4 September 2024



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Advances in spatial transcriptomics for understanding development and disease


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Towards an atlas of variant effects


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Interpretable Deep Learning


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Plant RNA Biology

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SEQC2 Articles

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Long Read Sequencing

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Climate Change Genomics

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Regulatory Elements

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Graph Genomes


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Cancer Evolution and Metastasis

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GTEx v8 Articles

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Night Science


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Benchmarking Studies 

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Microbiome Biology


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Insights from Genome Editing

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International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

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Evolutionary Genomics
Guest editors: Sarah Tishkoff and Hans Ellegren


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RNA & Gene Regulation
Guest editors: Brenton Graveley and Mihaela Zavolan

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Plant Epigenomics
Guest editors: Nathan Springer and Claudia Köhler

Thematic Series
Cancer Genomics

Thematic Series
Epigenomics of Disease

Thematic Series
Microbiomes and Metagenomics


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The Biology of Human Diseases, as Revealed Through Genomics
Guest Editors: Mark McCarthy and Daniel MacArthur

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Single-Cell Omics
Guest Editors: Sarah Teichmann and Sten Linnarsson


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Genome editing
Guest Editors: Jennifer Doudna and Charles Gersbach

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The three dimensional organization of the nucleus
Guest Editors: Peter Fraser and David Gilbert


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Avian genomes

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Genomics of infectious diseases
Guest Editors: George Weinstock and Sharon Peacock

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Genomics of cancer progression and heterogeneity
Guest Editors: Elaine R Mardis and Samuel Aparicio

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RNA binding proteins and their recognition elements within the transcriptome
Guest Editors: John Rinn and Jernej Ule


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Plant genomics
Guest Editors: Mario Caccamo and Erich Grotewold


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Guest Editor: Alexander Meissner

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The ENCODE project


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Exome sequencing
Guest Editor: Jay Shendure

Cross-journal Collection
The tammar wallaby genome and transcriptome


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Cloud computing tools and analyses

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 10th Anniversary 


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Bovine: the companion papers for the publication of the bovine genome sequence

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Daphnia: the companion papers for the genome sequence

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Thematic Series


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Release 3 of the Drosophila genome

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    12.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    17.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    3.476 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    9.249 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    21 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    277 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    12,515 Altmetric mentions

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