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Featured Articles from 2023

Promoter hypermethylation of neural-related genes is compatible with stemness in solid cancers
by Musa Idris, Louis Coussement, Maria M. Alves, Tim De Meyer & Veerle Melotte
This interesting research article “confirms the presence of a neural-related DNA hypermethylation fingerprint in various cancers, of genes linked to neural differentiation, and points to REST as a possible regulator of this mechanism.” Read full article here.

O-GlcNAcylation: the sweet side of epigenetics
The new Review article from Thomas Dupas, Benjamin Lauzier and Serge McGraw. “This review provides a current overview of our knowledge of how O-GlcNAcylation impacts the histone code both directly and by regulating other chromatin modifying enzymes. This highlights the pivotal emerging role of O-GlcNAcylation as an essential epigenetic marker.” Read full article here.

Chromatin balances cell redox and energy homeostasis

New Content ItemIn this article by Tamaki Suganuma & Jerry L. Workman the authors “review alterations of chromatin that are fundamental to cell responses to metabolic changes due to stress and aging to maintain redox and energy homeostasis.” They “discuss the relationship between spatiotemporal control of energy and chromatin function, as this emerging concept must be considered to understand how cell homeostasis is maintained.” Read full article here.



Etiology of super-enhancer reprogramming and activation in cancer

New Content ItemThis review article by Royce W. Zhou & Ramon E. Parsons covers “the expanding cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic etiology of these super-enhancer changes in cancer, including somatic mutations, copy number variation, fusion events, extrachromosomal DNA, and 3D chromatin architecture, as well as those activated by inflammation, extra-cellular signaling, and the tumor microenvironment.” Read full article here.


Call for Papers: Epigenetics of Mobile Elements

This collection aims to bring together primary research, methodological advances and critical reviews on all aspects of mobile element epigenetics. Examples include epigenetic processes such as DNA methylation, histone modification and chromatin dynamics affecting transposable elements.

Call for Papers: Fundamentals and Perspectives in Epigenetics & Chromatin Research

This collection invites researchers to submit review papers describing the current mechanistic understanding and key concepts in the various subareas of epigenetics. In addition, papers highlighting future developments are welcome.

Editor-in-Chief

Albert Jeltsch, University of Stuttgart, Germany


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Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes research, and reviews, providing novel mechanistic 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.

Efficient peer review

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.

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Choosing the right journal is essential for every author, and we are fully committed to collaborating across our prestigious epigenetics journals to assist you in this process. To facilitate an informed decision, we offer a concise overview of our three journals. For more detailed information on each one, simply click on the journal title below: Best fit journal

Epigenetics & Chromatin 

Clinical Epigenetics

Epigenetics Communications


Our dedicated Editors, with their extensive expertise in the field, will carefully evaluate your submission. If they believe that another journal within our network may better align with your research, they will propose a transfer during the peer-review process. This transfer will significantly expedite the handling of your submission, eliminating the need for additional peer-review rounds. We value your research and are here to support you every step of the way. Explore our options and make the most of our collaborative efforts to ensure your work reaches its full potential. 

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    5.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.097 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    2.586 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    6 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    91 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    546,230 downloads
    1,319 Altmetric mentions