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Did you know?

  • That over 60,000 recipients will receive via e-mail a copy of the table of contents for the European Journal of Human Genetics issue in which your article is published.
  • That there are on average 125,500 page views across the European Journal of Human Genetics web site on average each month.
  • That European Journal of Human Genetics has an impact factor of 4.287
  • That our aim is to publish papers online within 25 working days of acceptance.

Submitting an article

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

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

EJHG-Tube – video summaries

European Journal of Human Genetics encourages authors to include video presentations as part of their submission. These video presentations should be included as supplementary material and are a unique way for authors to present the information in their paper and further enhance the visibility of their work. Through this video media authors can convey their findings without the constraints of the written word, plus provide a new and enhanced user experience for readers of the journal.
We accept the following files: .mov, .mpg, .mp3 and mp4. Please see EJHG-Tube for our current Video Presentations and also refer to the journal's Guide to Authors for details on how to submit one.

How to Get Published Session

Thank you to everyone who attended our recent 'How to Get Published' session at ESHG in Barcelona.
For those who didn't make it, please see our write-up and editor-in-chief presentation which we hope will help with the whole process of publishing.

Benefits of publishing with EJHG

The journal 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 educators.

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 ESHG.

Publishing with the European Journal of Human Genetics and Springer Nature provides an author with a wide range of benefits:

Research Data Policy
We strongly encourage that all datasets on which the conclusions of the paper rely should be available to readers. We encourage authors to ensure that their datasets are either deposited in publicly available repositories (where available and appropriate) or presented in the main manuscript or additional supporting files whenever possible. Where one does not exist, the information must be made available to referees at submission and to readers promptly upon request. Any restrictions on material availability or other relevant information must be disclosed in the manuscript's Methods section and should include details of how materials and information may be obtained.
Please see the journals guidelines on Research Data policy here.

Online submission - reducing publication times
European Journal of Human Genetics has an 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.

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.

Supplementary information is peer-reviewed material directly relevant to the conclusions of an article that cannot be included in the printed version owing to space or format constraints. It is posted on the journal’s website and linked to the article when the article is published and may consist of data files, graphics, movies or extensive tables.

The article must be complete and self-explanatory without the supplementary information. Supplementary information enhances a reader’s understanding of the manuscript but is not essential to that understanding.

Supplementary information must be supplied to the Editorial Office in its final form for peer review. On acceptance the final version of the peer reviewed supplementary information should be submitted with the accepted manuscript.

To ensure that the contents of the supplementary information files can be viewed by the editor(s), referees and readers, please also submit a ‘read-me’ file containing brief instructions on how to use the file.

Weekly publication online
New articles in the European Journal of Human Genetics, 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.

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 European Journal of Human Genetics, 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 European Journal of Human Genetics 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
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
European Journal of Human Genetics is included in the leading abstracting and indexing services including ISI, MEDLINE, EMBASE and BIOSIS. Extensive reference linking to MEDLINE, ISI 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 the company. 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 European Journal of Human Genetics support some projects aimed at making current research available to a broader community of scientists and practitioners.

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. Springer Nature also offers 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 Springer Nature deposits open access articles in PubMed Central and Europe PubMed Central on publication if the article meets the PMC deposition guidelines; full details of our deposition policies are found under the “Self-archiving, manuscript deposition, and digital preservation” information here. 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 European Journal of Human Genetics:

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Compliance with open access mandates
Springer Nature's 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.