About the Journal

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Aims and Scope

Genetics in Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics with a mission to enhance the knowledge and practice of medical genetics and genomics. This peer-reviewed monthly journal offers an unprecedented forum for the presentation of innovative, clinically relevant papers in contemporary genetic medicine, including such areas as genomics, chromosome abnormalities, metabolic diseases, single gene disorders and health services/implementation research. GIM is a highly visible venue for the dissemination of advances in public health genetics, screening, applications of next generation sequencing technology, informatics and database development and management. It is an ideal forum for manuscripts relating to important genetic counseling issues, ethical, legal and social implications of genetics, and all levels of education in human medical genetics. Genetics in Medicine is a must read for all physicians wishing to apply new genetic findings to their medical practice.

Impact factor

2017 Impact Factor 9.937*

8/171 Genetics & Heredity

*2017 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

Mission Statement

Genetics in Medicine is a monthly journal committed to the timely publication of:

  • Original reports which enhance the knowledge and practice of medical genetics
  • Strategies and innovative approaches to the education of medical providers at all levels in the realm of genetics

As the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the journal will:

  • Provide a forum for discussion, debate and innovation concerning the changing and expanding role of medical genetics within the broader context of medicine
  • Fulfill our responsibility to the College membership through the publication of guidelines, policy statements and other information that enhances the practice and understanding of medical genetics

Finally, as genetics becomes increasingly important in the wider medical arena, we will be an accessible and authoritative resource for the dissemination of medical genetic knowledge to providers outside of the genetics community through appropriate reviews, discussions, recommendations and guidelines.

Abstracted/Indexed In

Biotechnology Citation Index
Current Contents (Life Sciences)
EMBASE - the Excerpta Medica database
Elsevier BIOBASE (Current Awareness in Biological Sciences)
ISI Alerting Services
Medline/Index Medicus
Science Citation Index
SciSearch/SCI Expanded


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Genetics in Medicine is 1098-3600 and the electronic standard serial number (eISSN) is 1530-0366.


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