Journal Information

Aims and Scope
Genes & Immunity emphasizes studies investigating how genetic, genomic and functional variations affect immune cells and the immune system, and associated processes in the regulation of health and disease. It further highlights articles on the transcriptional and posttranslational control of gene products involved in signaling pathways regulating immune cells, and protective and destructive immune responses.

8 issues per year

Our publishing models   

Genes & Immunity is a Transformative Journal (TJ). When research is accepted for publication, authors can choose to publish using either the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access. 

Genes & Immunity is actively committed to becoming a fully Open Access journal. We will increase the number of articles we publish OA, with the eventual goal of becoming a fully Open Access journal. A journal that commits to this process is known as a Transformative Journal. 

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Authors may need to take specific actions to achieve compliance with funder and institutional open access mandates. If your research is supported by a funder that requires immediate open access (e.g. according to Plan S principles) then you should select the gold OA route, and we will direct you to the compliant route where possible. For authors selecting the subscription publication route our standard licensing terms will need to be accepted including our self-archiving policies. Those standard licensing terms will supersede any other terms that the author or any third party may assert apply to any version of the manuscript.

Journal Metrics
Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2020 peer review performance metrics for Genes and Immunity are shown below:

Average time to decision without external review - 9 days
Average time to decision following external review - 45 days
Average time from submission to acceptance - 60 days
Average time from acceptance to publication - 12 days
Article page views - 256,661
Altmetric mentions - 203

The 2020 journal citation metrics for Genes and Immunity are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor*: 2.676
5-year Impact Factor*: 2.712
Immediacy index*: 1.513
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.00203
Article influence score*: 0.889
Journal Citation Score*: 0.78

SNIP: 0.767
SJR: 1.35

*2020 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)

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EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection

International standard serial number (ISSN): 1466-4879
Electronic international standard serial number (eISSN): 1476-5470.

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