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Senior Executive Editors
Keith Fox
Barry Stoddard

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Nucleic Acids Research (NAR) is a leading Open Access journal, which has been chosen by the Special Libraries Association as one of the top 100 most influential journals in medicine and biology...

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Breakthrough articles

These articles represent the very best NAR papers, in terms of originality, significance and scientific excellence. 

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CRISPR collection

CRISPR collection

Read a collection of over 70 NAR articles on CRISPR biology, as well as an editorial by Senior Executive Editors Barry Stoddard and Keith Fox.

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NAR Methods

A comprehensive collection of methods papers published in Nucleic Acids Research since 1999, listed by category.

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Database issue

The issue includes 152 papers, of which 54 describe newly created databases. 82 papers provide updates on databases that have been described in the previous NAR Database Issues, and 16 contain updates on databases whose descriptions have previously been published in other journals.

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2016 Web Server issue

The papers in this issue reflect current and emerging trends in bioinformatics and computational biology. Of particular interest are recent works which move beyond an understanding of bio-molecular phenomena toward an emphasis on the development of engineering tools to exploit that understanding.

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Referee information

To be considered for publication, a manuscript must present some novel development and meet the general criteria of originality, timeliness, significance and scientific excellence.

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Open Access

NAR has been a fully open access title since 2005, with all content freely available upon publication.

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Institutional Membership

When institutions are enrolled in NAR’s membership program, authors receive a substantial discount on publication fees.

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