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Aims and scope 

Gene Therapy covers both the research and clinical applications of the new genetic therapy techniques currently being developed. Over the last decade, gene therapy protocols have entered clinical trials in increasing numbers and as they cover a wide spectrum of diseases, these studies promise to unite the diverse organ-based specialities into which modern medicine has become divided. Gene Therapy covers all aspects of gene therapy as applied to human disease, including:

  • novel technological developments for gene transfer, control and silencing
  • basic science studies of mechanisms of gene transfer and control of expression
  • preclinical animal model systems and validation studies
  • clinical trial reports which have significant impact for the field
  • gene-based vaccine development and applications
  • cell-based therapies including all aspects of stem cells and genetically modified cellular approaches

Impact factor

2016 Impact Factor 3.110*

127/286 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
49/158 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
66/166 Genetics & Heredity
40/128 Medicine, Research & Experimental

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2017)

Abstracted/indexed in

BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences
Biotechnology Citation Index
Chemical Abstracts
Current Contents
Current Contents/Life Sciences
Derwent's Biotechnology Abstracts
Derwent's Gene Therapy Database
EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
MEDLINE/Index Medicus
Science Citation Index


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Gene Therapy is 0969-7128 and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1476-5462.

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