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Featured article: ID’ing tissue-specific genes & actively repressed gene networks in multiple cell types

The assay for transposase-accessible chromatin (ATAC-seq) is a powerful method to examine chromatin accessibility. While many studies have reported a positive correlation between gene expression and promoter accessibility, few have investigated the genes that deviate from this trend. In this study, we aimed to understand the relationship between gene expression and promoter accessibility in multiple cell types while also identifying gene regulatory networks in the placenta, an understudied organ that is critical for a successful pregnancy.

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Frank Grosveld, Erasmus University Medical Center
Steven Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes research, and reviews, providing novel insights into epigenetic inheritance and chromatin-based interactions. The journal aims to understand how gene and chromosomal elements are regulated and their activities maintained during processes such as cell division, differentiation and environmental alteration.

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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 as presubmission inquiries 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 and professionally edited journals.

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