CRISPR in CHINA
Caixia Gao, PhD (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; Associate Editor, The CRISPR Journal)
Jia Chen, PhD (ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China)
The development of CRISPR-based genome editing has enabled researchers around the world to apply this exciting technology for a wide range of studies in a multitude of different organisms. Nowhere is this more apparent than in China, where basic researchers and physician-scientists are using CRISPR to understand developmental biology, improve plant breeding, and develop new therapies for genetic and infectious diseases.
The CRISPR Journal is proud to announce a new special issue – "CRISPR in CHINA” – to be published in Spring 2021. We invite researchers across China to submit papers on original research on any aspect of CRISPR biology, genome editing technologies and their applications. We will also consider guest commentaries and review articles. The CRISPR Journal is spearheaded by a distinguished editorial board including Jennifer Doudna, George Church, and Caixia Gao, and recently received its first impact factor of 5.343.
Specific topics may include (but are not confined to):
- New CRISPR-Cas systems
- Advances in CRISPR technology and software
- CRISPR gene and cell therapy
- Advances in base editing
- CRISPR biology and immunology
- Ethics of genome editing
- CRISPR screens
- CRISPR diagnostics tools
- Gene drives
- Genome editing of animals
- Genome editing of plants
- Model organisms and systems
- CRISPR imaging
Manuscripts will receive prompt peer review and accepted articles will be published online (epub) ahead of print. Please refer to our Instructions for Authors before submitting your manuscript for consideration.
Pre-submission inquiries may be sent to The CRISPR Journal (email@example.com) or to Drs. Gao and Chen. This special issue will be published in Spring 2021; the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2021.
Advantages of publishing in The CRISPR Journal include:
- Impact Factor 5.343
- Indexed in MEDLINE
- Rapid, high-quality peer review and editorial oversight
- Fast electronic submission
- Maximum exposure: accessible in 170 countries worldwide
- High visibility: International press and social media outreach
- Open Access options available