Genome Research is now accepting submissions for a special issue, entitled Genomics and Darwinism, devoted to comparative and evolutionary genomics, including primary research reporting novel insights in large-scale quantitative and population genetics, genome evolution, and natural and sexual selection.

The deadline for submissions is September 1 and the issue is expected to coordinate with Darwin's 200th birthday (and 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species) in February 2009. Please submit online at and indicate in the cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered for this issue (include keyword "Darwin Issue").

When considering submission to Genome Research for this special issue, please note that our impact factor recently increased to 11.224, according to the 2007 Journal Citation Reports. Genome Research now ranks third amongst primary research journals in Genetics & Heredity, and is one of the top ten Molecular Biology journals. In addition to its rising impact factor, Genome Research has rapid manuscript turn-around—on average less than 30 days— and posts accepted preprints online within hours.

Genome Research remains committed to the community it serves, setting standards in data quality and accessibility, and offering an Open Access option for interested authors.

Visit Genome Research online for additional information about the journal. For more information about submitting your paper to Genome Research or the Genomics and Darwinism Special Issue, please contact Hillary Sussman, Executive Editor.

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