call for papers

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2017

Non-coding RNA is still accepting submissions for a Special Issue on Non Coding RNA methods. This Special Issue is co guest-edited by Dr. Piero Carninci from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies in Japan and Dr. Florent Hubé from the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. Accepted papers are published online immediately after copy editing. Non-Coding RNA is an Open Access journal.

ncRNA is a rapidly growing field in which new research methods are continuously appearing.  With this Special Issue, the editors aim to collect a selection of articles on newly developed techniques of special interest for researchers in the ncRNA field.

Considered will be manuscripts that report on new experimental methods , as well as reviews of exceptional interest that focus on newly developed techniques for ncRNA research that include:

  • ncRNA analysis programs
  • ncRNA Chromatography methods
  • ncRNA structure analysis
  • ncRNA function analysis
  • ncRNA by high-throughput screening
  • ncRNA Database/Annotation
  • ncRNA imaging
  • methods to detect the interactome of RNA (with proteins, with chromatin, etc.)

Dr. Piero Carninci
Dr. Florent Hubé
Guest Editors

Please use the online submission system and indicate in your cover letter that you would like to have your manuscript considered for the Special Issue “Non Coding RNA methods”. If you would like to enquire [click to continue…]


International Journal of Molecular SciencesThe International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact Factor3.257 (2015); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.213 (2015)) is working on a Special Issue ” MicroRNA Regulation 2017” and is calling for submissions.

For the letter of the special issue editor and manuscript submission details please see:

CFP dead line: 31 January 2017



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ijms-logoThe International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Impact Factor 2.862) is working on a Special Issue ” MicroRNA Regulation” and is calling for submissions. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 31 March 2016.

For more information please read the letter of the special issue editor:

Dear Colleagues,

MicroRNA is a short non-coding RNA whose primary function is supposed to be post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs. Although it has been extensively studied for over a decade, its detailed mechanisms have not yet been fully understood. The difficulty is possibly because of lack of experimentally and theoretically effective methods, and this should be solved by invention of new technologies. Thus, any new proposals regarding them are welcomed. In addition to these, many new aspects, e.g., coordinated actions of microRNA with various epigenetic factors, including promoter methylations, histone modifi cations, and structures of chromosome, have started to pique researchers’ interests. Furthermore, non-canonical functions, e.g., functionalities inside nuclei and non-canonical bindings, also seem to be important. In conclusion, any research papers about new theoretical, computational, or experimental methodologies, as well as excellent reviews regarding these topics are welcomed. MicroRNA regulations, of not only target genes, but also any pathways, diseases, or differentiation, are also interesting topics. We are looking forward to receiving many submissions from outstanding expert on these topics.

For submission details please go to:

Prof. Dr. Y-h. Taguchi
Department of Physics,
Chuo University,
Tokyo, Japan
E-Mail: [email protected]

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Call for Papers

by Christoph on April 16, 2013

in Publications

Call for papers for an open special issue on small/microRNAs:

Small RNAs: Revolutionizing the Genomics Landscape

The editors invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles focused on the use, development, or the application of genomics tools for investigating the role of small RNAs at the whole-genome level. The editors will be interested in review manuscripts that describe biology of noncoding RNAs as well as bioinformatics and computational biology based approaches for analyzing small RNAs datasets.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Small RNAs and microRNAs next-generation sequencing data analysis
  • Identification and classification of miRNA genes and targets
  • Small RNAs regulatory networksSoftware and tool development for small RNA data analysis
  • Comparative evolution of small RNAs
  • Small RNAs players in cancer and plant stress responses

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

  • Manuscript Due: Friday, 2 August 2013
  • First Round of Reviews: Friday, 25 October 2013
  • Publication Date: Friday, 20 December 2013

For the full details please see:



Call for Papers: MiRNAs and Thyroid Cancer

by Christoph on October 31, 2012

in Publications

The International Journal of Endocrinology is looking for contributions in the field of miRNAs & thyroid cancer.

Both, original research articles as well as review articles that explore the influence of microRNAs in the development and progression of thyroid tumors will be considered. In addition, the editors are interested in articles that attempt to define the diagnostic and prognostic role of microRNAs in thyroid cancer. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Molecular profiling of microRNAs in human thyroid tumors
  • The diagnostic value of microRNAs in thyroid nodules
  • Circulating microRNAs as diagnostic markers in thyroid cancer
  • Expression of microRNAs in animal models of thyroid carcinogenesis
  • Mechanisms of regulation of microRNAs expression in thyroid tumors
  • MicroRNAs as tumor suppressors and oncogenes in thyroid cancer
  • The utility of microRNAs as markers of aggressiveness and their role in metastasis of thyroid cancer
  • Identification of interactions between microRNAs and target genes relevant in thyroid carcinogenesis
  • SNPs in microRNAs or in 3′ untranslated region of target genes and thyroid tumor susceptibility

Deadlines are:

Manuscript Due: Friday, 22 February 2013
First Round of Reviews: Friday, 17 May 2013
Publication Date: Friday, 12 July 2013


For more information please see the full post at the publisher’s page: