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.

Editorial Board

For information about the Journal of Medical Genetics Editor-in-Chief Huw Dorkins and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


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 information

Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency Monthly
Launch date 1964
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended; BIOSIS Reviews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences; MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Impact Factor 5.751
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 0022-2593
Online ISSN 1468-6244

Journal statistics (2018)

Acceptance Rate 17%
Instant Rejection Rate 74%
Time from Submission to First Decision 15 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication 23 days

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

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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.