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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, PA, US 

Senior Editors
Belinda Chang, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
(Gene and Protein Evolution)

Aaron Goldman, Oberlin College, OH, US
(Reviews and Perspectives Editor)

Jody Hey, Temple University, PA, US
(Theory in Molecular Evolution)

Michelle Meyer, Boston College, MA, US
(Chemical and Abiotic Evolution)

Bill Murphy, Texas A&M University, TX, US
(Genome Evolution)

Eugene Shakhnovich, Harvard University, MA, US
(Evolution of Macromolecular Structure)

Andrew Storfer, Washington State University, The School of Biological Sciences, WA, US
(Molecular Evolutionary Ecology)

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

Associate Editors
David Alvarez-Ponce, University of Nevada, NV, US
Arturo Becerra, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Erich Bornberg-Bauer, University of Muenster, Germany
John Bracht, American University, Washington, DC, US
Joana Carneiro da Silva, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD, US
Peter Chi, Villanova University, PA, US
Alan Christensen, University of Nebraska, NE, US
Keith Crandall, George Washington University, Washington DC, US

Jason de Koning, University of Calgary, AB, Canada
Andrew Ellington, University of Texas, TX, US 
Ananias Escalante, Temple University, PA, US
Rosa Fregel, University of La Laguna, Spain
Kerry Geiler-Samerotte, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US
Dorothee Huchon, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Betül Kaçar, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US
Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, Scripps Research Institute, CA, US
Gregory Lang, Lehigh University, PA, US
Liang Liu, University of Georgia, GA, US
Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz, Germany
Ulrich Muller, University of California-San Diego, CA, US
Carrie Olson-Manning, Augustana University, SD, US
Alexander Platt, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,
David Posada, University of Vigo, Spain
Eyal Privman, University of Haifa, Israel
Joana Projecto-Garcia, Indiana University, IL,US
Joshua Rest, Stony Brook University, NY, US
Darin Rokyta, Florida State University, FL, US
Angela Roles, Oberlin College, OH, US
Jessica Siltberg-Liberles, Florida International University, FL, US
Rachel Spigler, Temple University, PA, US
Willie Swanson, University of Washington, WA, US
Ashley Teufel, Santa Fe Institute, NM, US
Konstantinos Voskarides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Rafael Zardoya, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain 

Editorial Assistants
Anna Coleman-Hulbert, University of Oregon, OR, US
Rebecca Kaufman, Temple University, PA, US 

Founding Editor
Emile Zuckerkandl 

Editors Emeriti
Martin Kreitman, University of Chicago
Niles Lehman, Portland State University

Editorial Assistants
Anna Coleman-Hulbert, University of Oregon, OR, US
Rebecca Kaufman, Temple University, PA, US 

Founding Editor
Emile Zuckerkandl 

Editors Emeriti
Martin Kreitman, University of Chicago
Niles Lehman, Portland State University

Editorial Assistants
Anna Coleman-Hulbert, University of Oregon, OR, US
Rebecca Kaufman, Temple University, PA, US 

Founding Editor
Emile Zuckerkandl 

Editors Emeriti
Martin Kreitman, University of Chicago
Niles Lehman, Portland State University

Editorial Assistants
Anna Coleman-Hulbert, University of Oregon, OR, US
Rebecca Kaufman, Temple University, PA, US 

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.

    Journal of Molecular Evolution is currently soliciting mini-reviews of 2000-3000 words and 1-3 Figures. Established scientists working in the field of molecular evolution should write short proposals of 300 words or less, explaining their putative mini-review, and send it to both Senior Editor Aaron Goldman (Aaron.Goldman@oberlin.edu) and Editor-in-Chief David Liberles (jme1@temple.edu). Upon receipt of these proposals, a decision will be made about encouraging formal submission of the mini-review.

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