- 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
5 - Cell Symposia: Mitochondria: from Signaling to Disease, PT - Barbara Pauly (ER)
5 - EMBO Conference: Autophagy: Molecular mechanism, physiology and pathology, NO - Nonia Pariente (ER) & Anke Sparmann (EJ)
7 - CSH: The Biology of Genomes, USA - Thomas Lemberger (MSB)
8 - EMBO Conference: Chromatin and Epigenetics, DE - Esther Schnapp (ER):
10 - Keystone: Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (E1), BR - Karin Dumstrei (EJ)
13 - CSH: The Ubiquitin Family, USA - Hartmut Vodermaier (EJ)
24 - Adult Stem Cells in Aging, Diseases, and Cancer, DE - Barbara Pauly (ER)
27 - Eigth Microsymposium on Small RNAs, AT - Anne Nielsen (EJ)
29 - CSH: Immunity & Tolerance, USA - Karin Dumstrei (EJ)