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Guest Editors and Special Issues

Guest Editors play an essential role in framing the scope of special issues at Genome Medicine, advising on front matter content and relevant articles, and may contribute guest editorials or other content.

Special issues explore a specific theme, discuss aspects or advances in research, and ultimately influence future research, policy and practice.

All manuscripts submitted to the collection by authors or guest editors undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and selection for publication by the journal Editor.  To be considered, manuscripts must be within the scope and threshold of the journal; decisions are based upon extensive and rigorous peer review by academic experts.

​​​​​​​How to become a Guest Editor

Interested experts are invited by the journal because of their expertise in a specific field.

Guest Editor role

The Guest Editor serves an advisory role to guide the scope of the special issue; final editorial decisions lie with the Chief Editor. Editorial decisions are made by considering the advice of peer reviewers following at least one round of peer review. Guest editors may provide advice on manuscripts submitted but are not usually involved in the final decision for publication. 

Expectations of Guest Editors

In line with our general policies (, guest editors are required to declare any competing interests and also recuse themselves from handling or advising upon any submissions where they might have a conflict of interest.