As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
05 September 2017
01 July 2014
Aims and scope
Skeletal Muscle is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes articles investigating molecular mechanisms underlying the biology of skeletal muscle. A wide range of skeletal muscle biology is included: development, metabolism, the regulation of mass and function, aging, degeneration, dystrophy and regeneration. The emphasis is on understanding adult skeletal muscle, its maintenance, and its interactions with non-muscle cell types and regulatory modulators.
Carmen Birchmeier, co-Editor- in-Chief
"Skeletal muscle provides a platform for work on basic mechanisms used during muscle development, regeneration disease and aging. I find the similarities and differences between developing and adult muscle stem cells particularly fascinating."
Markus A Rüegg, co-Editor-in-Chief
"Skeletal Muscle publishes influential mechanistic and methodological papers in the field and has become an important journal for my own research. I hope to further strengthen the journal´s coverage of mechanisms involved in the pathology of neuromuscular diseases."
David Glass, co-Editor-in-Chief
"The goal of the journal is to understand how the skeletal muscle relevant cellular systems work, so that one might be able to improve human health and combat disease.”
Michael A Rudnicki, co-Editor-in-Chief
"Skeletal Muscle is an exciting journal that will provide a home for our field and facilitate better dissemination of research into the fundamental mechanisms regulating muscle development, regeneration and function."
Kevin P Campbell, Emeritus Editor-in-Chief
"I am fascinated by the molecular architecture and machinery of muscle cells, and I am constantly surprised by the number of cellular mechanisms that maintain muscle function. I am encouraged by these discoveries, too, because all of these mechanisms provide us with many possibilities for attacking the muscle disease.”
Annual Journal Metrics
50 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
31 days to first decision for all manuscripts
138 days from submission to acceptance
24 days from acceptance to publication
4.000 - 2-year Impact Factor
4.178 - 5-year Impact Factor
1.202 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
2.185 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
351 Altmetric Mentions