Protist Genomics, new open access journal

PROTIST GENOMICS is a brand new open-access journal entirely dedicated to publishing research, news and review articles in the fiel of genomics of microbial eukaryotes. PG represents a much-needed option for many researchers who had to opt for either a general protistology, general genomics or molecular evolution journal to submit their work. This often results in less than satisfactory outcomes because reviewers or editors lack the specific background and expertise required to understand the specifics of genomics in protists. At PROTIST GENOMICS, manuscripts are managed and reviewed by scientists with the relevant knowledge.

Some of the subtopics relevant to the journal are:

  • Analysis of whole and partial nuclear genome data
  • Studies on organellar genomes
  • Analysis of expressed data (e.g. RNA-seq, EST)
  • Comparative and evolutionary genomics, phylogenomics
  • Functional genomics, metabolomic and interactomic studies
  • Structural genomics, epigenomics
  • … and more

The journal’s goal is providing a hub for researchers working in the growing field of protist genomics to present their research, discuss ideas, explore new concepts and hypotheses and review the status of particular areas and subjects.

As a way to promote the journal, PG’s publishers will waive publication fees during the first two years, meaning that accepted manuscripts will be published, open-access at no cost until 2014.

Protist Genomics counts on the support of a distinguished body of Editorial Advisors:

  • John M. Archibald, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Sandra Baldauf, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Gertraud Burger, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Michael W. Gray, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Christopher Howe, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Patrick J. Keeling, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Franz Lang, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Julius Lukeš, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Geoffrey McFadden, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan Pawlowski, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Andrew Roger, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Najib El-Sayed, University of Maryland, USA
  • Dominique Soldati-Favre, University of Geneve, Switzerland


For enquiries or submissions please contact cslamovits [at]