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Opinion articles in Genome Biology allow authors to present a particular perspective on a topic of current interest. For example, topics might include emerging models to explain biological phenomena, or viewpoints on how to address challenges in a particular field. Opinion articles should be backed up by a solid grounding in the published literature and are not intended for largely speculative or hypothetical discussions.

Most Opinions are commissioned by the Genome Biology editors and we do not encourage uncommissioned submissions for this type of article. However, potential authors are welcome to email a presubmission enquiry to

All Opinions published by Genome Biology are peer reviewed. The in-house editors work closely with Opinion authors both before and after peer review to optimize the structure and clarity of the article.

Abstracts for Reviews should be no more than 100 words in length.

The word limit for the main text of Reviews (excluding the reference list and figure legends) is 3,000 words.

Up to 150 references can be cited.

Opinions can contain up to 3 display items (tables, boxes and figures).

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