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The EMBO Journal

Aims and scope

The EMBO Journal provides for rapid publication of full-length papers describing original research of general rather than specialist interest in molecular biology and related areas. The journal encourages and publishes articles that report novel findings of wide biological significance in the areas of development, immunology, neuroscience, plant biology, structural biology, genomic & computational biology, genome stability & dynamics, chromatin & transcription, RNA, proteins, cellular metabolism, signal transduction, cell cycle, differentiation & death, membranes & transport, cell & tissue architecture, microbiology & pathogens and molecular biology of disease.


Responsiveness Fast
Time from submission to first decision after peer review 8 weeks
Time to immediate reject 2 weeks
Publication speed Slow
Time from acceptance to print Not Provided
Total time to publication Not Provided
Time from submission to acceptance 14 weeks
Time from acceptance to online 2 weeks


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Color charges

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Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

Authors of original research articles are encouraged to submit (the unedited manuscript) to their funding body’s archive, for public release six months after publication. Authors of research articles can also opt to pay an article processing charge of $3,900 (+VAT where applicable) for their accepted articles to be open access online immediately upon publication.

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General information

Publisher Wiley
  • The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
ISSN 0261-4189
eISSN 1460-2075
SNIP 1.508
Acceptance rate 12%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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