Welcome to The Journal of Human Genetics

The Journal of Human Genetics is the official journal of the Japan Society of Human Genetics, publishing high-quality original research articles, short communications, reviews, correspondences and editorials on all aspects of human genetics and genomics. It is the leading genetics journal based in the Asia-Pacific region.

*** Announcing Open ***

The Journal of Human Genetics offers authors the option to publish their articles with immediate open access upon publication. Open access articles will also be deposited in PubMed Central at the time of publication and will be freely available immediately.

Free online issue

Volume 62, No 8
August 2017

ISSN: 1434-5161
EISSN: 1435-232X

2016 Impact Factor 2.471*
85/166 Genetics & Heredity

Naomichi Matsumoto

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)


Dysregulated Non-coding RNAs and Human Diseases: A Fine-Tuner Changes into a Confuser

This special issue provides reviews and original articles covering a wide range of human cancers (prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, renal cell carcinoma, head and neck cancer and lung cancer) and diseases (liver disease, cardio metabolic disease, neurodegenerative diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and T-follicular helper cells). Identification and categorization of the novel RNA networks regulated by dysregulated ncRNAs could reveal molecular mechanisms underlying human diseases, and may provide new strategies for treatment.

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  • Impact Factor of 2.471* (ranked 85/166 Genetics & Heredity)
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*Data is taken from the 2016 Journal Citation Report®, Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2017)

Cardiovascular Genetics

Genetics studies help elucidating mechanisms of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs). The new JHG web focus features CVDs with 11 special articles introducing latest studies around CVDs. Topics such as genetics of congenial heart disease, hereditary large vessel diseases and cardiomyopathy are discussed.

Announcing the winners of 2015 JHG Young Scientist Award

JSHG - Journal of Human Genetics Young Scientist Award identifies articles that have made a significant contribution to the Journal of Human Genetics, using the judgment criterion of scientific excellence and impact in the field of human genetics.

Shinji Ono
Mutations in PRRT2 responsible for paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesias also cause benign familial infantile convulsions FREE

Surakameth Mahasirimongkol
Genome-wide association studies of tuberculosis in Asians identify distinct at-risk locus for young tuberculosis FREE

Web Focus: Reviews in JHG

Welcome to the JHG Reviews collection - a selection of recently published Reviews on various topics in Human Genetics studies. This collection is freely available until January 2016 and features some important articles from the past collection of reviews on pharmacogenomics and epidemiology, or comprehensive review on the impact of whole-exome sequencing.

Editor's Choice- Highly-Influential Articles in Human Genetics

This Editor's Choice web focus presents a range of research papers and review articles on popular topics in human genetics, including next generation sequencing (NGS), the molecular basis of genetic diseases, and population genetics — all drawn from the pages of the Journal of Human Genetics (JHG).

JHG Commentaries and commented articles

The Journal of Human Genetics is delighted to feature Commentaries, which provide narratives of interpretation, evaluation and opinion from area experts about the topics discussed in articles appeared in the same or recent issues of the journal. This web focus provides you with free access to a selected ‘set’ of commentary and commented articles published from recent issues. You are invited to view full text of these articles and check how research experts have described and commented on these original articles, and how their comments may differ from your own thoughts and opinions.

JHG Archive 1977-2005

We are happy to announce that the archive of the The Journal of Human Genetics from 1977-2005 is now freely available in our Archive.

Research Diversity web focus

The Journal of Human Genetics (JHG) is pleased to presents fine articles and reviews on various aspects of human genetics on the JHG research diversity. Selected papers include the first genome-wide association study on anorexia nervosa, review and article on recent progress in asthma genetics, articles on new associations with schizophrenia, hair thickness etc.

Editor's choice

The Journal of Human Genetics is proud to present a collection of top reviews from recent years, as chosen by the editor. This collection covers a range of topics, including the functional analysis of disease-causing genes, polymorphisms of disease-associated genes, statistical genetics, pharmacogenetics, medical genetics and the genetics of multifactorial disease. Complementing this collection, the January issue also includes the latest reviews and articles on various aspects of human genetics.

New to Springer Nature

From January 2009, Springer Nature begins publishing the Journal of Human Genetics on behalf of the Japan Society of Human Genetics.

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