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Chromosome Research

Chromosome Research

Chromatin, Chromosomes and Genomes

Editor-in-Chief: Conly L. Rieder

ISSN: 0967-3849 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-6849 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10577

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CHROMOSOME RESEARCH publishes Special Issues, guest edited by experts in the field. All articles in Special Issues are freely available for a limited period of time.
We wish to know what our readers want to see in forthcoming Special Issues. To recommend topics and potential guest editors (self-nominations are acceptable), please send your suggestions to:

Special Issue Published in 2019: 

Ribosomal DNA: Experimental Models and Biomedical Applications

Guest Editors: Lev Porokhovnik, Jennifer Gerton

Special Issue published in 2018: 

Transposable Elements and Genome Function

Guest Editor: Peter A. Larsen

Special Issue published in 2017: 

Genome Organization: Experiments and Modeling

Guest Editors: Nick Gilbert and Davide Marenduzzo

Special Issues published in 2016 

Centrosomes and Chromosome Stability

Guest Editors: Daniela Cimini and Giulia Guarguaglini

Special Issues published in 2015: 

Chromosome and Genome Engineering

Guest Editors: Natalay Kouprina and Vladimir Larionov

Repetitive DNA

Guest Editors: Maria Assunta Biscotti, Pat Heslop-Harrison, Ettore Olmo

Special Issue published in 2014: 

Cytogenetics, Epigenetics, and Genomics of Arabidopsis

Guest Editors: Martin A. Lysak, Paul F. Fransz

Special Issues Published in 2013: 

Non-Coding RNA

Guest Editors: Brian P. Chadwick, Kristin C. Scott

Avian genomics

Guest Editor: Darren K. Griffin

Biased Chromosome Segregation

Guest Editors: Helder Maiato, Yves Barral

Special Issues Published in 2012: 

Lampbrush Chromosomes

Edited by Herbert Macgregor

Sex and Sex Chromosomes - New Clues from Non-Model Species

Guest Editors: Tariq Ezaz and Jennifer A. Marshall Graves

Centromeres and Kinetochores

Guest Editors: Rachel J. O'Neill and Beth A. Sullivan

Special Issues Published in 2011: 

Mitotic Chromosomes and Microtubules: The Dynamic Duo

Guest Editor: J.G. Wakefield

Biophysics in Chromatin Structure and Nuclear Dynamics

Guest Editor: James G. McNally

Special Issue Published in 2010: 

Eukaryotic DNA Replication: Is Time of the Essence?

Guest Editors: Dean A. Jackson and Marie-Noëlle Prioleau

Special Issues Published in 2009: 

Dosage Compensation

Guest Editors: Edith Heard and Laura Carrel

The Many Fascinating Functions of SMC Protein Complexes

Guest Editor: Christian H. Haering

Special Issues Published in 2008: 

Comparative Cytogenetics in the Genomics Era: Cytogenomics Comes of Age

Emerging Technologies for the Study of Cell Nuclei and Chromosomes

Special Issue Published in 2007: 

Meiosis – Where Have We Got to and Where Are We Going?

Special Issue Published in 2006: 

Fruit Flies Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of their Contribution to Science

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    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 (Dr. Rieder) directly.

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