Epigenetics & Chromatin is a peer-reviewed, open access, online 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.

Epigenetics & Chromatin is in the top quartile of genetics and heredity journals, and the Editors-in-Chief maintain an average time from submission to a first decision of 21 days. To find out if your manuscript is suitable for Epigenetics & Chromatin you can send a pre-submission inquiry to editorial@epigeneticsandchromatin.com.


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


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Frank Grosveld

Frank Grosveld

Frank Grosveld is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Cell Biology at the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science.

Steven Henikoff

Steven Henikoff

Steven Henikoff is currently an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a Member of the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Affiliate Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.

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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).

Expedited peer review policy

Epigenetics & Chromatin recognises 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 in our field if they are submitted together with the original peer reviewer reports, letter of rejection, and a brief rebuttal.

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ISSN: 1756-8935