- Transparent Review
Referee reports are published in full but without attribution; no confidential comments; authors can exclude referees.
- Fast Process
Editorial decisions on average within a week, referee comments within a month, publication possible in 2 weeks.
- Straightforward Submission
No journal-specific formatting is required at submission.
- Scooping Protection
Similar findings published by others during review or revision are not a criterion for rejection.
- Referee Cross-Commenting
Referees comment on one another’s reports before the editor makes a decision.
- Single Round
Papers rarely undergo more than one major round of revision; more than 90% of invited revisions are published.
- Informed Evaluation
Detailed editorial decisions supported by the Editorial Board. Authors can discuss manuscripts with editors at any stage.
- Manuscript transfers
Authors can select to transfer manuscripts with referee reports between the EMBO publications.
- Source Data
Authors can publish source data alongside figures. Supplementary information is restricted to essential data supporting key claims.
- Cite the Source
Reference to specific findings should cite research papers. Journals have unlimited reference lists.
Meet the EMBO Editors
12 - ISSCR Annual Meeting, USA - Thomas Schwarz-Romond (EJ)
12 - Systems Biology of Human Disease, Germany - Maria Polychronidou (MSB)
16 - 17th Int. Congress of Developmental Biology, Mexico - David del Alamo (EJ)
17 - Site visit: Bonn, Germany (immunology) - Karin Dumstrei (EJ)
17 - Keystone: Human Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Sweden - Thomas Lemberger (MSB)
17 - Abcam meeting: Chromatin, Replication and Chromosomal Stability, Denmark - Hartmut Vodermaier (EJ)
20 - Site Visit: NNF-CPR, Copenhagen, Denmark - Hartmut Vodermaier (EJ)
21 - Site Visit: Netherlands Cancer Institute - Nonia Pariente (ER)
22 - EMBO Chromosome seggregation and aneuploidy workshop, Netherlands - Nonia Pariente (ER)
23 - FASEB: Biology of Cilia and Flagella, USA - David del Alamo (EJ)
7 - GRC: Human Genetics & Genomics, USA - Maria Polychronidou (MSB)
14 - GRC: Membrane Transport, USA - Andrea Leibfried (EJ)
15 - Site Visit: LRI Lincoln's Inn Fields, Kings College London, MRC Mill Hill - Nonia Pariente (ER)
28 - GRC: Motile and Contractile Systems, USA - David del Alamo (EJ)