Vol 36 (12 Issues in 2014)
Print ISSN: 0265-9247 Online ISSN: 1521-1878
Impact Factor: 5.423
molecular – cellular – biomedical – physiology – translational research – systems - hypotheses encouraged
BioEssays is a review-and-discussion journal publishing novel insights, forward-looking reviews and commentaries in contemporary biology with a molecular, genetic, cellular, or physiological dimension. A further aim is to emphasise transdisciplinarity and integrative biology in the context of organismal studies, systems approaches, through to ecosystems where appropriate. The journal has three main sections: Insights & Perspectives (for ideas, hypotheses and commentaries), Prospects & Overviews (for review-style articles) and Reports & Opinion (for meeting reports, book reviews and letters to the Editor). The Prospects & Overviews section contains mini-reviews highlighting very recent research articles, and longer papers that present a field, its developments and prospects for a broad readership; we also welcome methods papers (including presentation of new model systems) under the rubric Methods, Models & Techniques. The journal's insightful analysis makes it essential reading for professional researchers (from basic research through to medically-related fields), as well as an invaluable tool for lecturers and students.
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Affiliated with EpiGeneSys, the European Network of Excellence for epigenetics research.