About

Aims and scope

Journal of Medical Genetics is a leading international peer-reviewed journal covering original research in human genetics, including reviews of and opinion on the latest developments. Articles cover the molecular basis of human disease including germline cancer genetics, clinical manifestations of genetic disorders, applications of molecular genetics to medical practice and the systematic evaluation of such applications worldwide.

Ownership

Journal of Medical Genetics is owned by BMJ. The journal has been adopted as the official journal of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.

Journal statistics 2015

Acceptance rate

18% for original articles

Instant reject rate

60% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days

Time from submission to first decision

12 days

Time from submission to final decision

11 weeks

Time from acceptance to publication

18 days (online)
3 months (print)

Frequency

Monthly

Impact factor

5.65

Indexed by

Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Scopus

Launch date

1964

ISSN

0022-2593

ISSN (Online)

1468-6244

 

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the contact us page.

 

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors.

 

Subscriptions

Information on how to subscribe.

 

To advertise

General advertising information for BMJ

 

Rights and permissions

Copyright and Permissions Guidelines.

 

Affiliations

The Journal of Medical Genetics is an official journal of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.

COPE logo

BMJ is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Equator

The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

AllTrials logo

BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.