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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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Editor-in-Chief
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
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, Washing DC, US
Ananias Escalante, Temple University, PA, US
Rosa Fregel, University of La Laguna, Spain
Kerry Geiler-Samerotte, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, US
Betül Kaçar, University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ, US
Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, Scripps Research Institute, CA, US
Gregory Lang, Lehigh University, PA, US
Liang Liu, University of Georgia, GA, US
Ulrich Muller, University of California-San Diego, CA, US
Hector Musto, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay
Carrie Olson-Manning, Augustana University, SD, US
Alexander Platt, Temple University, PA, US
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

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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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