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Journal sections

Submissions are invited in all areas of human health and disease studied from a high-throughput perspective, including:

Genomics & epigenomics of disease

  • Medical and personal genomics
  • Exome and whole genome sequencing
  • Molecular cytogenomics
  • Transcriptomics
  • Epigenomics
  • Structural variation
  • Functional genomics 

Pharmacogenomics & personalized medicine

  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Toxicogenomics
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Biomarker translation and testing
  • Biological and small molecule therapeutics
  • Molecular-targeted interventions including gene therapy
  • Nutrigenomics

Genomic epidemiology & public health genomics

  • Quantitative genetics
  • Statistical methods
  • Genome-wide association studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Technology evaluation
  • Health services and implementation research
  • Health surveillance and epidemic monitoring
  • Outcomes and cost-effectiveness studies

Proteomics & metabolomics in medicine

  • Proteomics
  • Metabolomics and metabonomics
  • Lipidomics
  • Glycomics

Systems medicine & informatics

  • Systems approaches to disease and personalised medicine
  • Pathway, network and interactome analyses
  • Data integration and modelling
  • Methods, software and databases for genome-scale data
  • Translational bioinformatics
  • Decision-support systems for healthcare management

Ethical, legal & social issues

  • Safety, consent, confidentiality, data protection and other ethical issues
  • Legal and regulatory frameworks for research and clinical testing
  • Implications of genomics and personalized medicine for health systems, society, and economics
  • Genetic counselling in the genomic era
  • Communication and engagement with stakeholders and the public
  • Education and training of healthcare professionals

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 10.4
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 12.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.375
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 4.975

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 9
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 185

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,331,772
    Altmetric mentions: 4,916

  • Peer Review Taxonomy

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    The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    • Identity transparency: Single anonymized
    • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
    • Review information published: None

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