Introducing Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
The first issue of this new journal (IDP) will be published in Spring 2013
Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDP)
is a unique peer-reviewed journal with a broad international audience that publishes high-quality research addressing all the aspects related to the protein intrinsic disorder phenomenon. The journal covers a wide range of topics including structural manifestations of intrinsic disorder; functionality of intrinsically disordered proteins/regions; abundance of intrinsically disordered proteins; structure-function relationships for these proteins/regions; roles of intrinsic disorder in various biological processes; the intrinsic disorder-based mechanisms of regulation, recognition, and signaling; correlation between intrinsically disordered proteins and diseases; expression analysis of genes encoding intrinsically disordered proteins; description of experimental and computational techniques applicable for the analysis of structure and function of intrinsically disordered proteins.
IDP publishes several types of articles including: Original Research Papers, Short Communications, Reviews (both comprehensive overviews and short puncta), Technical Papers (toolbox, protocol and resource), Commentaries and Views, Addenda, Perspectives, Hypothesis or Point-of-View. Reviews, Puncta, Commentaries and Views will generally be invited. We also anticipate special issues that are devoted to particular areas of research. Suggestions for appropriate specialized topics are welcome.
IDP has several goals:
• To provide a journal devoted to protein intrinsic disorder that publishes top quality papers on all aspects of this topic and promotes the field.
• To raise awareness about the biological importance and abundance of intrinsically disordered proteins.
• To define and build a worldwide community of scientists interested in intrinsically disordered proteins, and to facilitate communication among them.
• To provide a resource to enhance the effort of laboratories working on intrinsically disordered proteins.