FEBS Letters

An international journal established for the rapid publication of essentially final short reports in the fields of molecular biosciences.





Managing Editor::Felix Wieland





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FEBS Letters is one of the world's leading journals in biochemistry and is renowned both for its quality of content and speed of production. Bringing together the most important developments in the molecular biosciences, FEBS Letters provides an international forum for Minireviews, hypotheses and research letters that merit urgent publication.

FEBS Letters offers:
• Faster publication:
− Accepted articles are published online in 3 days
− The print version of the article is published in 3 to 5 weeks after acceptance
• Full-text article disclosure in HTML and PDF formats
• Articles in Press are included in PubMed
• Easy online manuscript submission system
• Transparent online peer review and manuscript tracking system
• No page charges
• Free color figures

Subject Coverage:
The subject area of FEBS Letters is broad. It covers biochemistry (including protein chemistry, enzymology, nucleic acid chemistry, metabolism, and immunochemistry), structural biology, biophysics, computational biology (genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics), molecular genetics, molecular biology and molecular cell biology (signal transduction, intracellular traffic, regulation of cellular proliferation, cell-cell interactions) and systems biology. Studies on microbes, plants and animals at the molecular level are within the scope of FEBS Letters.

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Biochemists, biophysicists, cell and molecular biologists.

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BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Life Sciences, EMBASE, EMBiology, MEDLINE®, Pascal et Francis (INST-CNRS), Reference Update, Scopus
Managing Editor: Felix Wieland Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Editorial Manager: Aleksander Benjak Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Editor: Daniela Ruffell Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Reviews Editor: Wilhelm Just Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Former Managing Editors: S.P. Datta† London, UK, M. Saraste† Heidelberg, Germany, G. Semenza ZOLLIKERBERG (ZH), Switzerland, Academic Editors: Jesus Avila Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Paul Bertone European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge, UK, Peter Brzezinski Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden, Michael Bubb University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, Gianni Cesareni Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy, Zhijie Chang Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Amitabha Chattopadhyay Crtr. For Cellular/Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India, Quan Chen Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijng, China, Richard Cogdell University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, Tamas Dalmay University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Miguel De la Rosa Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Sevilla, Spain, Stuart Ferguson University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, Ulf-Ingo Flügge Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany, Takashi Gojobori National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan, Christian Griesinger Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Biophysikalische Chemie, Göttingen, Germany, Barry Halliwell National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore, Lukas Huber Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, Michael Ibba Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, Beat Imhof Université de Genève, Centre Medical Universitaire (CMU), Geneva 4, Switzerland, Kazuhiro Iwai Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan, Hans-Dieter Klenk Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany, Jacomine Krijnse-Locker Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Ulrike Kutay Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Veli-Pekka Lehto University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Kaspar Locher Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Dietmar J. Manstein Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover, Germany, Ned Mantei Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, Noboru Mizushima University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-Ku, Japan, Mauricio Montal University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA, Laszlo Nagy University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, Angel Nebreda Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain, Judit Ovádi Hungary Academy Science, XI. Kerület, Budapest, Hungary, Francesc Posas Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain, Varda Rotter Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Rob(ert) Russell Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Ivan Sadowski University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Julian Schröder University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, CA, USA, Irmgard Sinning Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Vladimir Skulachev Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation, Sandro Sonnino Università degli Studi di Milano, Segrate, Milan, Italy, Bing Sun Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China, Michael Sussman University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA, Renee Tsolis University of California at Davis, Medical Center, Davis, CA, USA, Felix Wieland Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Berend Wieringa Universitair Medisch Centrum Nijmegen St Radboud, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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