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Transgenic Research

Generation, analysis and application of genetically altered plants and animals

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Aims and scope

Transgenic Research focuses on transgenic and genome edited higher organisms. Manuscripts emphasizing biotechnological applications are strongly encouraged. Intellectual property, ethical issues, societal impact and regulatory aspects also fall within the scope of the journal. Transgenic Research aims to bridge the gap between fundamental and applied science in molecular biology and biotechnology for the plant and animal academic and associated industry communities. 

Transgenic Research publishes

Should describe novel research involving the production, characterization and application of genetically altered animals or plants. Reports of transient results may be considered if they have a clear focus or application in permanently modified multicellular organisms.

Should critically summarize the current state-of-the-art of the subject in a dispassionate way. Authors are requested to contact a Board Member before submission. Please indicate in the cover-letter which Editor has been consulted before submission. Reviews should not be descriptive; rather they should present the most up-to-date information on the subject in a dispassionate and critical way. Perspective Reviews which can address new or controversial aspects are encouraged.

Similar to reviews, this article type should refer to one or several recently published articles or topics currently under debate in the respective scientific community. The Editorial Board should be contacted before submission as described for reviews. Please indicate in the cover-letter which Editor has been consulted before submission.

Brief Report
Should be short reports describing substantial developments in experiments involving transgenic or genome-edited multi-cellular organisms that are highly relevant for the research community and require a fast dissemination.

Should describe in detail the development of new methods to generate, analyze or select transgenic or genome-edited multicellular organisms in a way that is advantageous compared to the current state of the art, including explicit benchmarking against existing gold-standards where appropriate.

Should provide an in-depth, step-by-step description of relevant methods that allow successful reproduction in other laboratories without the need for additional details or information. Providing a brief description of typical results as well as a precise trouble-shooting guide is expected.