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.
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
18% for original articles
Instant reject rate
60% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days
Time from submission to first decision
Time from submission to final decision
Time from acceptance to publication
18 days (online)
3 months (print)
Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Scopus
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Rights and permissions
The Journal of Medical Genetics is an official journal of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.
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.
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.
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.