For Authors

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Did you know?

  • Genes & Immunity has an Impact Factor of 2.524.
  • That on average authors receive a first decision on their paper within 32 working days.
  • Accepted papers publish online on average within 23 days and in print within 60 days.
  • Over 76,000 recipients will receive via e-mail a copy of the table of contents for the Genes & Immunity issue in which your article is published.
  • That the Genes & Immunity website attracts approximately 25,000 views per month.

Submitting an article

To read about how to prepare your article, please click on Instructions for Authors.

Understanding the Publishing Process
This guide will provide you with essential information that will improve the chances of your article being accepted, with advice on:

  • selecting a journal that best suits your needs
  • preparing your manuscript so as to maximize your chance of being selected for publication
  • editorial and ethical policies in scientific publishing
  • the peer review process and how to interpret an editor’s/reviewer’s response
  • maximizing the visibility of your research following  acceptance

If you are ready to submit an article please click on Online Submission.

Benefits of publishing with Springer Nature

Springer Nature is a dynamic, innovative, creative company, committed to publishing high quality, independently peer-reviewed research and review material. Springer Nature uses pioneering technologies, innovative formats and world class production to provide premium information for scientific researchers in the public and private sectors, government agencies and educators.

A key strength of Springer Nature is its close relationship with the scientific community. Working closely with scientists, listening to what they say, and always placing emphasis on quality rather than quantity, has made Springer Nature the leading scientific publisher at finding innovative solutions to scientists' information needs. Publishing with the Springer Nature family provides an author with a wide range of benefits.

Springer Nature has a tradition of excellence in offering scientists the finest outlets in print and online.

Online submission - reducing publication times
Genes & Immunity has adopted Springer Nature's online submission system, which allows authors to submit papers via the Web. This system speeds up the submission and refereeing process, and allows you to view the status of your paper online.

Weekly publication online
New articles in Genes & Immunity, as in all Springer Nature journals, are published weekly online ahead of the archival print issue, ensuring the research is made publicly available and can be cited as soon as possible after acceptance for publication. The online publication is identical to the printed version and is not a preliminary, unedited version, thus maintaining the journal's tradition of excellence and the integrity of the published record.

Supplementary online material
Authors are invited to submit additional supporting material such as data sets or video for publication in the online version of the journal. Online supplementary material makes the most of the Web as a delivery platform and can often give articles greater depth, making them more useful to readers.

Quality
Authors who choose to publish in any Springer Nature journal can be assured that its staff's publishing, editorial and production skills are committed to maintaining the highest possible quality and standards.

Exposure - widest possible readership
All Springer Nature journals including Genes & Immunity, are available online via site licenses to academic, corporate and government institutions and consortia. Journals are available to members of these institutions at the click of a mouse, adding speed and visibility to authors' research papers.

Regular free e-mail alerts
Content published in Genes & Immunity has the potential to reach scientists around the world who have signed up for the free table of contents e-alerts, ensuring additional exposure to authors. These e-alerts allow recipients to click through to the full article if they subscribe or work at an institution with a site license, or click through to the article's abstract for other readers.

Focused subject areas on nature.com
From immunology to physics, genetics to materials, subject-specific areas provide a focused environment for readers, providing a monthly updated focus for a particular field.

Abstracting and indexing
Genes & Immunity is included in the leading abstracting and indexing services including ISI, MEDLINE, EMBASE and BIOSIS. Extensive reference linking to MEDLINE, ISI, Chemport and others via services such as Crossref and DOI numbers provide seamless online linking between articles and databases.

Media coverage
The Springer Nature press office provides information about exceptionally interesting papers published throughout Springer Nature. More than 2,000 journalists and media organizations worldwide subscribe to the press service, ensuring that papers receive maximum exposure in the world's most important media channels including newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

Extending science further - global collaborations
Springer Nature and Genes & Immunity support some projects aimed at making current research available to a broader community of scientists and practitioners.
All Springer Nature journals, including GENE, are in WHO's HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative) program, which provides free access to public institutions in developing countries.

Open Access & Self Archiving

Self-archiving and manuscript deposition (green open access)
Authors of original research articles are encouraged to submit the author's version of the accepted paper (the unedited manuscript) to a repository for public release six months after publication. We also offer a free, opt-in Manuscript Deposition Service for original research articles in order to help authors fulfil funder and institutional mandates.
Learn more about self-archiving and manuscript deposition.

Open access publication (gold open access)
Authors of research articles can opt to pay an article processing charge (APC) for their accepted articles to be open access online immediately upon publication. Open access articles are published under Creative Commons licenses, which allow authors to retain copyright to their work while making it open to readers.
To facilitate self-archiving we deposit open access articles in PubMed Central, Europe PubMed Central, and PubMed Central Canada on publication. Authors are also permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on a website, institutional repository or other free public server immediately on publication.
Visit our open research site for detailed information about publishing open access in Genes & Immunity:

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Compliance with open access mandates
Our open access journals allow authors to comply with all funders' open access policies worldwide. Authors may need to take specific actions to achieve compliance with funder and institutional open access mandates.
Learn more about open access compliance.

Extend the reach of your paper

We encourage you to take some immediate and simple steps that can help extend the reach and impact of your paper. Learn how you can disseminate your research to your inner circles through the use of social media and online communities by visiting our Author Tips page.