Nucleus is the first international peer-reviewed journal of its kind focusing on the molecular organization and functions of the cell nucleus. In recent years it has increasingly been recognized that the dynamic organization of the nucleus is ultimately linked to the activity and regulation of its diverse cellular processes. While various international meetings on this topic have been organized to address the need for interactions of scientists in this field, Nucleus fills the void and serves as a forum to foster communication and interaction between researchers working on the diverse aspects of nuclear organization and function.
Nucleus is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to bringing together research on all aspects of biological, molecular and genetic studies of structures and processes associated with the cell nucleus.
Initially we will publish bi-monthly the following four general types of papers: 1) Original Research, 2) Reviews, 3) Commentaries & Perspectives and 4) Journal Club articles. Original research papers cover all important topics related to the cell nucleus. Reviews take several forms and are generally invited, but unsolicited reviews will be considered as well. Commentaries & Perspectives on any aspect of the nucleus and processes associated with it are welcome. Journal Club articles summarize key findings of recently published key manuscripts.
Journal topics include:
- Nuclear structure and dynamics
- Subnuclear organelles
- Chromatin organization and epigenetics
- Nuclear transport
- Gene expression and RNA processing
- DNA replication and DNA damage repair
- The nucleus in signaling and development
Each issue of Nucleus appears in print and online. Submissions and peer review are rapid and handled via our online submission system. The average time between submission and final decision (acceptance or rejection) for current Landes Bioscience journals is one month. Once accepted, a paper is published online within three weeks.
The nucleus in eukaryotic cells serves multiple functions ranging from DNA replication, DNA damage repair and genome stability to gene expression control. Proper functioning and regulation of these functions during cell proliferation and differentiation is ultimately linked to the dynamic organization of nuclear structure, including the nuclear lamina, nuclear pores and subnuclear organelles and to higher order chromatin organization. Nucleus covers all topics pertaining to the molecular analyses of these processes.
Nucleus serves as a platform for scientists with diverse multi-disciplinary research interests related to the dynamic functional organization of the nucleus and fosters communication between scientists in these areas. Nucleus offers a broad spectrum of content appealing to a large group of scientists in the disciplines of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and structural biology.
Nucleus publishes original research articles and commentaries covering the latest aspects of molecular, biological and genetic studies on the nucleus and nuclear processes. The journal also includes timely reviews that reflect the broad scope of the journal and journal club articles summarize major findings of key published manuscripts.
The journal's goal is to foster communication and the rapid exchange of information through the timely publication of significant results using traditional and electronic formats.