Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.


Epigenetics & Chromatin operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

All manuscripts are reviewed by internationally recognized experts in the field, selected in part from our Editorial Board. Reviews are usually returned within 21 days, and the suitability of a manuscript for publication is assessed solely on criteria of scientific excellence. First and final decisions are made by the Editors-in-Chief.

Epigenetics & Chromatin considers the following types of article: Research, Methodology, and Review. For more specific information, please take a look at our Submission Guidelines.