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. The mission of the journal shall be to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and practice of medical genetics and genomics through publications in clinical and laboratory genetics and genomics, including ethical, legal, and social issues as well as public health. As genetics and genomics continue to increase in importance and relevance in medical practice, the journal will be an accessible and authoritative resource for the dissemination of medical genetic knowledge to all medical providers through appropriate reviews, discussions, commentaries, recommendations, standards, and guidelines.

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

Impact factor

2018 Impact Factor 8.683*

12/174 Genetics & Heredity

*2018 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

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.

Benefits of publishing with GIM

Genetics in Medicine (GIM) is the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG). Genetics in Medicine is committed to publishing high quality, independently peer-reviewed research and review material. 

GIM 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 academia.

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 the ACMG.

Publishing with GIM and Springer Nature provides an author with a wide range of benefits:

Copyright and license to publish
The ACMG does not require authors of original research papers to assign copyright of their published contributions. Authors grant the College an exclusive license to publish, in return for which they can re-use their papers in their future printed work. Springer Nature's author license page provides details of the policy and a sample form. Authors are encouraged to submit their version of the accepted, peer-reviewed manuscript to their funding body's archive, for public release six months after publication. In addition, authors are encouraged to archive their version of the manuscript in their institution's repositories (as well as on their personal web sites), also six months after the original publication. Authors should cite the publication reference and doi number on any deposited version, and provide a link from it to the published article on the Springer Nature website. This policy complements the policies of the US National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust and other research funding bodies around the world. Springer Nature recognizes the efforts of funding bodies to increase access of the research they fund, and strongly encourages authors to participate in such efforts.

Online presence - reducing publication times
GIM uses an online submission system, which allows authors to submit papers via the Internet. Speeding up the submission and review process, this system also allows you to view the status of your paper online. https://www.editorialmanager.com/gim

Monthly publication 
Most articles in GIM, as in all Springer Nature journals, are published daily online ahead of the archival monthly print issue, ensuring the research is made publicly available and can be cited as soon as possible after acceptance for publication.

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 Internet as a delivery platform and can often give articles greater depth, making them more useful to readers.

Authors who choose to publish in any Springer Nature journal can be assured that its publishing, editorial and production staff are committed to maintaining the highest possible quality and standards.

Exposure - widest possible readership
All Springer Nature journals 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 GIM has the potential to reach scientists around the world who have registered for Springer Nature's 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 nature.com
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.

Media coverage
The Nature press office provides information about exceptionally interesting papers published throughout Springer Nature. 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 the ACMG support projects aimed at making current research available to a broader community of scientists and practitioners.

All Springer Nature journals, including GIM, are in WHO's HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative) program, which provides free access to public institutions in developing countries.

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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