This journal offers high quality papers on all aspects of chromosome and nuclear biology. Coverage emphasizes accounts of experimental studies of chromosome organization, function and behavior. Chromosome Research publishes manuscripts from work based on all organisms and encourages submissions in the following areas including, but not limited, to:

·         Chromosomes and their linkage to diseases;
·         Chromosome organization within the nucleus;
·         Chromatin biology (transcription, non-coding RNA, etc);
·         Chromosome structure, function and mechanics;
·         Chromosome and DNA repair;
·         Epigenetic chromosomal functions (centromeres, telomeres, replication, imprinting, 
          dosage compensation, sex determination, chromosome remodeling);
·         Architectural/epigenomic organization of the genome;
·         Functional annotation of the genome;
·         Functional and comparative genomics in plants and animals;
·         Karyology studies that help resolve difficult taxonomic problems or that provide clues to fundamental mechanisms of genome and karyotype evolution in plants and animals;
·         Mitosis and Meiosis;
·         Cancer cytogenomics.

The Editors of Chromosome Research will gladly consider papers that confirm, extend or refute results published elsewhere. We also offer expedited review of manuscripts as well as papers previously submitted to other journals, provided that the authors append previous reviewers' and/or editorial comments. We recognize that speed is important in publishing your findings and we will work with you to ensure a rapid publication. Any questions and pre-submission enquiries (useful to expedite the review process) should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Beth Sullivan, PhD, directly. 


  • Covers all aspects of chromosome, chromatin and nuclear biology in health and disease
  • Publishes functional, comparative and annotated genomics studies in plants and animals
  • No limit to the number of citations; encourages use of  primary references
  • Fast decision time: on average time to first decision is 11 days
  • Fast online publication time: on average 21 days from acceptance

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  • Beth A Sullivan
Executive Editor
  • Rachel J. O'Neill
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3.413 (2019)
Impact factor
2.733 (2019)
Five year impact factor
12 days
Submission to first decision
65 days
Submission to acceptance
128,265 (2020)

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Volume 29

Issue 1, March 2021

Special Issue on Imaging Approaches to Chromosome Structure

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This journal has 83 open access articles


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