Congratulations to author Svante Pääbo, who was awarded The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on October 3rd, 2022 for his work in human evolution, namely sequencing the genetic code of the Neanderthal and his discovery of the Denisovans. He is currently the Director at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany. We are pleased to highlight a recently-published paper by Dr. Pääbo and colleagues in which a method based on muscle tissue RNA sequencing data (totRNAseq) to estimate the distribution of skeletal muscle fiber types from frozen human samples is described.
Featured Article: High-throughput muscle fiber typing from RNA sequencing data
The double homeodomain protein DUX4c is associated with regenerating muscle fibers and RNA-binding proteins
An updated C. elegans nuclear body muscle transcriptome for studies in muscle formation and function
Angiogenesis precedes myogenesis during regeneration following biopsy injury of skeletal muscle
Sarcopenia: investigation of metabolic changes and its associated mechanisms
The endogenous molecular clock orchestrates the temporal separation of substrate metabolism in skeletal muscle
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: pathogenic mechanisms of muscle weakness
Aberrant repair and fibrosis development in skeletal muscle
Regulation of skeletal muscle growth by the IGF1-Akt/PKB pathway: insights from genetic models
T-tubule biogenesis and triad formation in skeletal muscle and implication in human diseases
Investigating the genetics behind muscular dystrophy in dogs
05 September 2017
Tackling ischemia to treat DMD
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.”
Annual Journal Metrics
5.063 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
5.483 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
1.202 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
2.185 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
50 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
38 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)
422 Altmetric mentions (2021)