About the Journal

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Aims and Scope

Genetics in Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, aims to enhance the knowledge and practice of medical genetics. We publish original articles relevant to the broad aspects of medical genetics and genomics including manuscripts in clinical genetics/genomics; biochemical genetics and inherited metabolic disease; genetic disease therapeutics; cancer genetics, cytogenetics; laboratory genetics and genomics; molecular genetics; public health genetics; health services and implementation; genetic epidemiology/statistical genetics, genetic counseling, reproductive genetics, genetics and genomics education, economics and precision medicine, and ethical, legal and social implications of genetics and genomics. Innovation and influence on research and practice, as well as quality, methodology and impact on the delivery of genetic medicine will be considered during the review process.

Genetics in Medicine does not publish case reports. Submitted manuscripts should not contain previously published material.

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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Social Media Policy and Code of Conduct

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