About Journal of Medical Genetics

Aims and Scope

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

Each edition includes original articles, short reports, review articles, hypothesis articles, book reviews, online mutation reports and e-letters where readers are invited to comment on material published in the journal.

With Editorial Board members from all around the world (including the US, Canada, Europe, Australasia and the Far East), Journal of Medical Genetics strives to represent and, more importantly, to participate in the shaping of trends and opinions in human genetics research 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

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)
Launch Date 1964
ISSN of JMG 0022-2593
ISSN of JMG Online 1468-6244

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

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

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