Epigenetics & Chromatin

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Epigenetics & Chromatin  
Edited byFrank Grosveld, Steven Henikoff
Publication details
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution License 4.0
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Epigenetics Chromatin
OCLC no.263688252

Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by BioMed Central that covers the biology of epigenetics and chromatin.


Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal that publishes research related to epigenetic inheritance and chromatin-based interactions. First published in 2008 by BioMed Central, its overall aim is to understand the regulation of gene and chromosomal elements during the processes of cell division, cell differentiation, and any alterations in the environment. To date, 13 volumes have been published.[1]


As of October 2020, there has been over 340,000 downloads and over 750 Altmetric mentions.[2]


BMC, Part of Springer Nature

Impact factor[edit]

According to Journal Citation Reports, it received an impact factor of 4.237[3] in 2019. Its current SCImago Journal Rank is 2.449.[4]

Citation impact[edit]

Its 2-year and 5-year citation impact factor is 4.237[3] and 4.763,[3] respectively. Its Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) is 0.896.[5]


Its current Journal Authority Factor (JAF) is 111.5.[6]


Editor Institution
Frank Grosveld Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Steven Henikoff Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Editorial Board[8][edit]

Editor Institution
Julie Ahringer The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
Juan Ausió University of Victoria, Canada
Shelley Berger The Wistar Institute, USA
Timothy Bestor Columbia University, USA
Yamini Dalal National Cancer Institute, USA
Elzo de Wit Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands
Jerome Dejardin Institute of Human Genetics, France
Anne Ferguson-Smith University of Cambridge, UK
Amanda Fisher Imperial College London, UK
John Greally Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Shiv Grewal National Institutes of Health, USA
Joost Gribnau Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Gordon Hager National Cancer Institute, USA
Steven Jacobsen University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Albert Jeltsch University of Stuttgart, Germany
Paul Kaufman University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
William Kelly Emory University, USA
Siavash Kurdistani University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Colin Logie Radboud University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Frank Lyko German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Kazuhiro Maeshima National Institute of Genetics, Japan
Valerio Orlando King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Vincenzo Pirotta Rutgers University, USA
Ana Pombo Max Delbrueck Centre, Germany
Oliver Rando Harvard FAS Center for Systems Biology, USA
Jasper Rine University of California, Berkeley, USA
Wendy Robinson BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Canada
Yang Shi Harvard Medical School, USA
David Spector Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Brian Strahl University of North Carolina, USA
Azim Surani The Wellcome Trust & Cancer Research UK, UK
David Tremethick Australian National University, Australia
Jessica Tyler MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Bas van Steensel The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Netherlands
Jörn Walter Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Jerry Workman Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Anton Wutz ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rui-ming Xu Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yi Zhang Harvard Medical School, USA

Submission guidelines[edit]

The homepage of the journal website

Current submission guidelines are as follows:

Prior to submitting[edit]

Submitters must ensure that Epigenetics & Chromatin is the most suitable journal for the proposed article in addition to understanding of the costs, funding options, and copyright agreement associated with submission. Accuracy and readability of the manuscript must also be considered.[9]

During the submission process[edit]

The manuscript must follow all formatting rules which authors must read, understand and accept.[9]

After successful submission[edit]

Authors should review the peer-review policy. Authors should also be familiar with the process of manuscript transfers to a different journal, as well as how to promote the publication.[9]

Speed of the submission process[edit]

On average, it takes 53 days to reach a decision for reviewed manuscripts and 35 days for all manuscripts. The process of acceptance takes an average of 112 days after submission. After acceptance, it takes an average of 16 days for an article to be published.[9]

Indexing services[edit]

After successful publication in Epigenetics & Chromatin, articles are also included in:[10]

Notable publications[edit]

As of October 2020, the most accessed articles are:[21]

  • Chromatin accessibility: a window into the genome (Tsompana & Buck, 2014)[22]
  • Constitutive heterochromatin formation and transcription in mammals (Saksouk et al., 2015)[23]
  • Chromatin structure and DNA damage repair (Dinant et al., 2008)[24]
  • Profiling genome-wide DNA methylation (Yong et al., 2016)[25]
  • Additional annotation enhances potential for biologically relevant analysis of the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip Array (Price et al., 2013)[26]


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  2. ^ "Epigenetics & Chromatin". Epigenetics & Chromatin. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
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  4. ^ "Scopus preview - Scopus - Epigenetics and Chromatin". www.scopus.com. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
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  8. ^ "Epigenetics & Chromatin". Epigenetics & Chromatin. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
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  10. ^ "Journal archiving". www.biomedcentral.com. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  11. ^ a b "Web of Science Master Journal List". Web of Science. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  12. ^ "CAS Source Index (CASSI)". cassi.cas.org. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  13. ^ DOAJ. "Directory of Open Access Journals". doaj.org. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  14. ^ "Embase Coverage and Content | Elsevier". www.elsevier.com. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  15. ^ "List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE". NCBI. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  16. ^ "Epigenetics and chromatin". OAIster. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  17. ^ "List of All Journals Cited in PubMed®". www.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  18. ^ "Archive of "Epigenetics & Chromatin"". www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  19. ^ "Epigenetics & Chromatin". Socolar. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  20. ^ "Zetoc : Journals". zetoc.jisc.ac.uk. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
  21. ^ "Epigenetics & Chromatin". Epigenetics & Chromatin. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  22. ^ Tsompana, Maria; Buck, Michael J. (2014-11-20). "Chromatin accessibility: a window into the genome". Epigenetics & Chromatin. 7 (1): 33. doi:10.1186/1756-8935-7-33. ISSN 1756-8935. PMC 4253006. PMID 25473421.
  23. ^ Saksouk, Nehmé; Simboeck, Elisabeth; Déjardin, Jérôme (2015-01-15). "Constitutive heterochromatin formation and transcription in mammals". Epigenetics & Chromatin. 8 (1): 3. doi:10.1186/1756-8935-8-3. ISSN 1756-8935. PMC 4363358. PMID 25788984.
  24. ^ Dinant, Christoffel; Houtsmuller, Adriaan B.; Vermeulen, Wim (2008-11-12). "Chromatin structure and DNA damage repair". Epigenetics & Chromatin. 1 (1): 9. doi:10.1186/1756-8935-1-9. ISSN 1756-8935. PMC 2596136. PMID 19014481.
  25. ^ Yong, Wai-Shin; Hsu, Fei-Man; Chen, Pao-Yang (2016-06-29). "Profiling genome-wide DNA methylation". Epigenetics & Chromatin. 9 (1): 26. doi:10.1186/s13072-016-0075-3. ISSN 1756-8935. PMC 4926291. PMID 27358654.
  26. ^ Price, E. Magda; Cotton, Allison M.; Lam, Lucia L.; Farré, Pau; Emberly, Eldon; Brown, Carolyn J.; Robinson, Wendy P.; Kobor, Michael S. (2013-03-03). "Additional annotation enhances potential for biologically-relevant analysis of the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip array". Epigenetics & Chromatin. 6 (1): 4. doi:10.1186/1756-8935-6-4. ISSN 1756-8935. PMC 3740789. PMID 23452981.

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