About the Journal

Aims & Scope

We are interested in the best research from across the field of Genetics, with our broad scope ensuring that work published reaches the widest possible audience. This page gives more detail about the aims and scope of the journal.

Content Types

We publish a range of content types including original research articles, News & Views, Reviews, Comments and Features that elaborate on significant advances in the field and cover topical issues.

About the Editors

Like the other Nature titles, Nature Genetics has no external editorial board. Instead, all editorial decisions are made by a team of full-time professional editors

Journal Credits

Information on other journal staff.

Journal Metrics

Journal metrics for Nature Genetics.

Press Releases

As a free service to the journalism community and general public, Nature Genetics publishes its press releases online (after the embargo has been lifted) to help disseminate and explain the developments reported in its pages.

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General editorial inquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor, at genetics@nature.com.

Inquiries about the status of a manuscript should be addressed to the Editorial Assistant, at genetics@nature.com.

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Journal Abbreviation

The correct abbreviation for abstracting and indexing purposes is Nat. Genet.


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Nature Genetics is 1061-4036, and the electronic international standard serial number (EISSN) is 1546-1718.