Mobile DNA celebrates Transposon Day every June 16th, to commemorate the birthdate of the founder of transposable elements research, Barbara McClintock (1902-1992). This day was designated to honor her legacy and draw attention to the important research that has changed the way researchers think about evolution, disease, and genomics. Please check out our special page for a guest blog, a new quiz, a selection of our journal's best articles from the last 12 months, and much more!
Celebrate Transposon Day 2021 with Mobile DNA!
Featured article: Dfam updated!
Dfam is an open access database of repetitive DNA families, sequence models, and genome annotations. This expansion demonstrates the utility of many of Dfam’s new features and provides insight into the long term challenges ahead for improving de novo generated transposable element datasets. Read it here!
Featured series: Transposable Elements in Model Organisms
We are proud to present a new series of review papers focused on transposable elements (TE) in model organisms. This series will deliver a comprehensive and even coverage of the diversity of TEs populating the model species; outstanding questions and future directions with the study of TEs in species; and much more!
Highlights from recent literature on mobile elements, selected by the Editors-in-Chief.
The Rhox gene cluster suppresses germline LINE1 transposition [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021] PubMed
Reproducible and accessible analysis of transposon insertion sequencing in Galaxy for qualitative essentiality analyses [BMC Microbiol. 2021] PubMed
Unbiased profiling of CRISPR RNA-guided transposition products by long-read sequencing [Mob DNA. 2021] PubMed
RNA m6A modification orchestrates a LINE-1-host interaction that facilitates retrotransposition and contributes to long gene vulnerability [Cell Res. 2021] PubMed
Nascent RNA m6A modification at the heart of the gene-retrotransposon conflict [Cell Res. 2021] PubMed
Aims and scope
Mobile DNA is an online, peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into the function, biological impact, and evolution of transposable elements in any organism. Topics related to transposable elements may include genetic or epigenetic variation, genome rearrangements, mechanisms, patterns and processes of transposition, and the role of mobile elements in host genome evolution.Mobile DNA aims to understand:
- mechanisms of intra- and intergenomic mobility via genetic, comparative genomic, biochemical and structural approaches
- regulation of DNA rearrangements by the environment and during development
- how DNA restructuring reshapes cellular function and organism evolution
- the role of transposable elements in disease in a variety of organisms
- host—element interaction and genetic/epigenetic regulatory networks
Mobile DNA reflects the need for a journal that spans all aspects of specialized recombination, from structure and mechanism to evolutionary impact. In addition, the journal will consider articles on the utility of mobile genetic elements in biotechnological methods and protocols, and related biocomputational tools.
Irina Arkhipova, Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole
Jeffrey Bennetzen, University of Georgia, USA
Kathleen Burns, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, USA
Pascale Lesage, INSERM, France
In 2019, we welcomed our new Associate Editors:
Orsolya Barabas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany
Gael Cristofari, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France
Adam Ewing, Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland, Australia
Clément Gilbert, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay, France
Molly G Hammell, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Damon R Lisch, Purdue University, USA
Joe Peters, Cornell University, USA
Phoebe Rice, The University of Chicago, USA
Mobile DNA is proud to share information about the following conferences/meetings which will be of interest to our readership:
FASEB's "The Mobile DNA Conference: Evolution, Diversity, and Impact", 8th-9th June 2021
EMBO Workshop: "The Mobile Genome: Genetic and Physiological Impacts of Transposable Elements", 29 Aug - 1 Sep 2021
The 2nd AsiaEvo Conference, 16-19 Aug 2021
Annual Journal Metrics
43 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
37 days to first decision for all manuscripts
116 days from submission to acceptance
21 days from acceptance to publication
4.060 - 2-year Impact Factor
5.820 - 5-year Impact Factor
0.887 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
2.047 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
426 Altmetric Mentions