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Development Special Issue: Chromatin and Epigenetics

Posted by , on 14 March 2019

Development invites you to submit your latest research for our upcoming special issue: Chromatin and Epigenetics. This issue will be coordinated by several of our Academic Editors who are experts in this field: Benoit Bruneau, Haruhiko Koseki, Susan Strome and Maria Elena Torres-Padilla.

Recent years have seen huge advances in our understanding of how DNA and histone modifications, chromatin architecture and nuclear organisation impact on gene expression to drive developmental processes. Moreover, we now have a much greater appreciation for the complex layer of RNA-based regulation that can exert epigenetic effects on cellular and organismal phenotypes. This understanding, combined with technological advances – from genome-scale assays of transcription factor activity and 3D chromatin structure, to dynamic imaging of transcription at individual loci – now provides unprecedented opportunities to examine how chromatin-based and epigenetic mechanisms regulate development across the plant and animal kingdoms. Development is the natural home for such studies, and we invite you to submit your latest research on this topic for our Special Issue.

The deadline for submission of articles has been extended to 15 April 2019*. The issue will be published in late 2019 (note that, in our continuous publication model, we will be able to publish your article shortly after it is accepted; you will not have to wait for the rest of the issue to be ready) and will be widely promoted online and at key global conferences – guaranteeing maximum exposure for your work. Please refer to our details on article types and our author guidelines for information on preparing your manuscript for Development, and submit via our online submission system. Please highlight in your cover letter that the submission is to be considered for this Special Issue. Prospective authors are welcome to send presubmission enquiries, or direct any queries, to

*Please note that not all articles accepted for publication will be included in the special issue; dependent on volume of content and timing, they may instead be published in earlier or later issues of the journal. 

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