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Current Advances in Molecular Phylogenetics

Call for Papers

Knowledge of phylogeny is of fundamental importance in evolutionary studies, from the reconstruction of the Tree of Life, to revealing and understanding the laws of body plan formation (the evo-devo realm), to describing the patterns and processes of microevolution. The discipline of phylogenetics has evolved radically in the new millennium, capitalizing on theoretical and methodological breakthroughs in analysis and algorithms, on the exponential increase in molecular data, and on the availability of vast computing power to enter the phylogenomic era. A solid methodological framework for phylogenomic analysis is emerging, applying data derived from whole genomes to problems in deep phylogeny, functional genomics, speciation and divergence, and phylogeography. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Molecular phylogenetics and systematics
  • Development and phylogeny (evo-devo)
  • Models, tools, and algorithms for phylogenetic reconstruction and molecular dating
  • Applied phylogenetics: genotyping and barcoding of biological objects, molecular anthropology, molecular epidemiology, and forensic science
  • Molecular ecology
  • Molecular biodiversity and biogeography

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/molecular.biology/camp/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 March 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 24 May 2013
Publication DateFriday, 19 July 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Vassily Lyubetsky, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119991 Moscow, Russia

Guest Editors

  • William Piel, Yale Peabody Museum, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA
  • Dietmar Quandt, Nees-Institute for Biodiversity of Plants, University of Bonn, 53113 Bonn, Germany