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Life Sciences - Evolutionary & Developmental Biology | Journal of Molecular Evolution - 2016 Impact Factor 2.434 (Editorial Board)

Journal of Molecular Evolution

Journal of Molecular Evolution

Editor-in-Chief: David Liberles

ISSN: 0022-2844 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-1432 (electronic version)

Journal no. 239

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David Liberles, Temple University


Senior Editors

Belinda Chang, University of Toronto, Canada, Gene and Protein Evolution

Aaron Goldman, Oberlin College, Reviews and Perspectives Editor

Jody Hey, Temple University, Theory in Molecular Evolution

Michelle Meyer, Boston College, Chemical and Abiotic Evolution

Bill Murphy, Texas A&M University, Genome Evolution

Eugene Shakhnovich, Harvard University, Evolution of Macromolecular Structure

Andrew Storfer, Washington State University, Molecular Evolutionary Ecology

Arndt von Haeseler, University of Vienna and Medical University Vienna, Austria, Molecular Evolutionary Software and Computation


Associate Editors

Arturo Becerra, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico

John Bracht, American University

Joana Carneiro da Silva, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Peter Chi, Villanova University

Alan Christensen, University of Nebraska

Keith Crandall, George Washington University

Ananias Escalante, Temple University

Rosa Fregel, University of La Laguna, Spain

Kerry Geiler-Samerotte, Arizona State University

Betül Kaçar, University of Arizona

Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, Scripps Research Institute

Gregory Lang, Lehigh University

Liang Liu, University of Georgia

Ulrich Muller, University of California-San Diego

Hector Musto, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay

Carrie Olson-Manning, Augustana University

Alexander Platt, Temple University

David Posada, University of Vigo, Spain

Eyal Privman, University of Haifa, Israel

Joana Projecto-Garcia, Indiana University

Joshua Rest, Stony Brook University

Darin Rokyta, Florida State University

Angela Roles, Oberlin College

Jessica Siltberg-Liberles, Florida International University

Rachel Spigler, Temple University

Willie Swanson, University of Washington

Ashley Teufel, Santa Fe Institute

Konstantinos Voskarides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Rafael Zardoya, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain


Editorial Assistants

Anna Coleman-Hulbert, University of Oregon

Rebecca Kaufman, Temple University


Founding Editor

Emile Zuckerkandl


Editors Emeriti

Martin Kreitman, University of Chicago

Niles Lehman, Portland State University


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    Journal of Molecular Evolution covers experimental, computational, and theoretical work aimed at deciphering features of molecular evolution and the processes bearing on these features, from the initial formation of macromolecular systems through their evolution at the molecular level, the co-evolution of their functions in cellular and organismal systems, and their influence on organismal adaptation, speciation, and ecology. Topics addressed include the evolution of informational macromolecules and their relation to more complex levels of biological organization, including populations and taxa, as well as the molecular basis for the evolution of ecological interactions of species and the use of molecular data to infer fundamental processes in evolutionary ecology. This coverage accommodates such subfields as new genome sequences, comparative structural and functional genomics, population genetics, the molecular evolution of development, the evolution of gene regulation and gene interaction networks, and in vitro evolution of DNA and RNA, molecular evolutionary ecology, and the development of methods and theory that enable molecular evolutionary inference, including but not limited to, phylogenetic methods.

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