Epigenetics & Chromatin
Publisher: BioMed Central
Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed open access online journal, which
publishes articles that provide novel insights into epigenetic inheritance
and chromatin-based interactions.
Epigenetics & Chromatin aims to understand how gene and chromosomal elements
are regulated and their activities maintained during cell division,
differentiation and environmental alteration. Epigenetic research is
concerned with heritable changes that do not change DNA sequence, but rather
involve stable modifications of chromatin, DNA or protein conformation.
Epigenetics is a broad area of research that is important for understanding
the basic processes of cellular life, and as such has implications for a
wide range of disciplines. The field encompasses studies that use model
systems to discover and investigate epigenetic mechanisms, as well as
studies aimed at combating diseases that involve epigenetic processes.
Epigenetics & Chromatin fulfills the need for a journal that reflects the
breadth of epigenetic research. Topics include, but are not limited to, gene
silencing and imprinting, cellular reprogramming, nucleosome modification
assembly and remodeling, DNA methylation, chromatin structure and dynamics,
chromosomal maintenance elements, dosage compensation, interchromosomal
interactions and prion inheritance. Approaches that apply cutting-edge
technologies to problems in the field are especially welcome.
Epigenetics & Chromatin considers the following types of articles:
* Research: reports of data from original research. These articles will form
the major content of the journal.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within
the scope of the journal.
* Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a
better version of an existing method. Methodology articles will only be
accepted for publication if they represent a significant advance in the
Manuscript submission via online system.
Professor Frank Grosveld
Erasmus University Medical Center
Department of Cell Biology
Professor Steven Henikoff
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1:4 (27 October 2008)
Date: 4 November 2008