Frank Grosveld, Erasmus University Medical Center
Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Efficient peer review
Rapid: our Editors-in-Chief maintain an average time from submission to a first decision of 21 days.
Expedited: we recognise that scientifically sound, high quality manuscripts are often turned away from broad-scope "high-impact" journals based on the issue of "general interest." As a specialist journal, Epigenetics & Chromatin will consider rapid publication of such manuscripts if they are submitted together with the original peer reviewer reports, letter of rejection, and a brief rebuttal.
Journal Authority Factor = 111.5
The Journal Authority Factor (JAF) is the average h-index of a journal’s senior editors. The JAF thus complements the Impact Factor by providing a measure of the experience of journal editors as practicing scientists and authors. All manuscripts submitted to Epigenetics & Chromatin are evaluated by the Editors-in-Chief, who also recommend reviewers, evaluate reviews and make all decisions regarding acceptance, revision or rejection. Our JAF of 111.5 compares favorably with that of academic society journals, such as PNAS (59.9), and professionally edited journals, such as Nature (6.5).