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Submitting an article
Benefits of publishing with GIM
Open access and self archiving


Submitting an article

To read about how to prepare your article, please click on Instructions for Authors. To access an abridged version of the Instructions for Authors in Chinese, click here. If you are ready to submit an article please click on Online Submission.

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Benefits of publishing with GIM

Genetics in Medicine (GIM) is the official publication of of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Genetics in Medicine is committed to publishing high quality, independently peer-reviewed research and review material.

GIM is published in partnership with Springer Nature, which 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 academia.

A key strength of Springer Nature is its close relationship with the scientific community. By working closely with scientists, listening to what they say, and always placing emphasis on quality rather than quantity, Springer Nature is the leading scientific publisher at finding innovative solutions to scientists' information needs, both for the Nature-branded publications and those published on behalf of society partners, including the ACMG.

Publishing with GIM and Springer Nature provides an author with a wide range of benefits:

Copyright and license to publish
The ACMG does not require authors of original research papers to assign copyright of their published contributions. Authors grant the College an exclusive license to publish, in return for which they can re-use their papers in their future printed work. Springer Nature's author license page provides details of the policy and a sample form. Authors are encouraged to submit their version of the accepted, peer-reviewed manuscript to their funding body's archive, for public release six months after publication. In addition, authors are encouraged to archive their version of the manuscript in their institution's repositories (as well as on their personal web sites), also six months after the original publication. Authors should cite the publication reference and doi number on any deposited version, and provide a link from it to the published article on the Springer Nature website. This policy complements the policies of the US National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust and other research funding bodies around the world. Springer Nature recognizes the efforts of funding bodies to increase access of the research they fund, and strongly encourages authors to participate in such efforts.

Online presence - reducing publication times
GIM uses an online submission system, which allows authors to submit papers via the Internet. Speeding up the submission and review process, this system also allows you to view the status of your paper online.

Weekly publication online
Most articles in GIM, 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.

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 Internet as a delivery platform and can often give articles greater depth, making them more useful to readers.

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

Exposure - widest possible readership
All Springer Nature journals 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 GIM has the potential to reach scientists around the world who have registered for Springer Nature's 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
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
GIM is included in the leading abstracting and indexing services including ISI, MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOBASE, and more.

Media coverage
The 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 the ACMG support projects aimed at making current research available to a broader community of scientists and practitioners.

All NPG journals, including GIM, are in WHO's HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative) program, which provides free access to public institutions in developing countries.


Open access and self archiving

Authors of original research articles are encouraged to submit the author's version of the accepted paper (the unedited manuscript) to their funding body's archive, for public release six months after publication. In addition, authors are encouraged to archive this version of the manuscript in their institution's repositories and on their personal websites, also six months after the original publication. This is in line with Springer Nature's self-archiving policy.

Upon acceptance of an original research paper, authors can indicate to the editorial office staff that they wish to pay an article processing charge for their article to be published open access. Publishing open access will mean the paper is freely accessible online immediately upon publication. By paying this charge 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.

Open Access articles can be published either under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International License, a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License, or a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License at the free choice of the authors.

The article processing charge for Open Access papers is £2,500/$3,500/€2,700 (plus VAT or local taxes where applicable) for papers published under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International Licence and Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 International Licence, or £2,800/$3,900/€3,000 for articles published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence. Papers published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence are charged a premium APC as this licence grants greater end user rights including commercial reuse of the work.

Upon acceptance, it is mandatory that authors fill out and send back the payment form along with their licence to publish form. For further information on Open Access please see the FAQs. Please note that editors and reviewers will be blind to your choice to ensure an impartial decision on your paper.

These services and policies ensure that authors can fully comply with the public access requirements of the major funding bodies worldwide - please click on for more information.

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