Call for Rapid Communications in
Molecular Evolution and Evolutionary Developmental Biology
The journal Molecular and Developmental Evolution (an independent
section of the Journal of Experimental Zoology) is now publishing rapid
The continuing maturation of the field of Developmental Evolution leads
to an increasing need to rapidly publish well focused research reports.
Quick publications are predominately offered in journals that serve
general science topics, such as Nature and Science, or have another
primary disciplinary focus such as developmental biology. This creates a
competitive disadvantage to researchers who specifically need to rapidly
publish important findings in evolutionary developmental biology or
molecular evolution of development. To meet this need, MDE offers to
publish rapid communications starting immediately. The first rapid
communication on the evolution of genomic imprinting in mammals by
Killian and coworkers was published in the third issue of this year's
MDE (J Exp Zool (Mol Dev Evol) 2001, 291:205-212).
* When a manuscript is submitted as a rapid communication to MDE it will
be immediately considered for suitability for formal review. Should it
be decided that the manuscript is not suitable for MDE it will be
returned to the author within one week.
* Formal review will be concluded within four weeks after submission.
* If the paper is suitable for publication without further revision the
paper will be in press in less than six month after submission.
* Papers will be available on line as soon as they are typeset and prior
to the printing of the paper issue.
* Limited free color figures.
Please send inquiries by email to <gunter.wagner at yale.edu>.
Instructions for authors can be found at
Manuscripts, preferably in electronic form, should be submitted to
<mde at yale.edu> or, alternatively, by FedEx to
Molecular and Developmental Evolution
c/o Gunter Wagner, Editor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
165 Prospect street, Room 316
New Haven, CT 06520-8106