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Senior editorial team

Chen-Yu Zhang, Nanjing University, China

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Ke Zen, Nanjing  University, China

Managing Editor
Xi Chen, Nanjing University, China

Aims and scope

ExRNA is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that provides a platform for innovative research in the field of extracellular RNA. The journal covers a wide variety of RNAs in the extracellular environment, including miRNAs, siRNAs, piRNAs, lncRNAs and circRNAs.

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Announcing the launch of In Review

ExRNA, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Information for authors

The publication costs for ExRNA are covered by Nanjing University, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge for each article accepted for publication.

BioMed Central writing resources

A practical guide on writing and publishing a scientific manuscript is provided by the BioMed Central writing resources.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    33 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    32 days to first decision for all manuscripts

    11 Altmetric Mentions