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 2014
|Acceptance Rate||17% for Original Articles|
|Instant Reject Rate||64% for all papers, receiving a decision within 1-3 days|
|Time from Submission to First Decision||11 days|
|Time from Submission to Final Decision||10 weeks|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||18 days (online)
3 months (print)
|Indexed By||Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)|
|ISSN of JMG||0022-2593|
|ISSN of JMG Online||1468-6244|
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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.
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