Journal Information

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Aims and scope of journal

The Journal of Human Genetics is an international journal publishing articles on human genetics, including medical genetics and human genome analysis. It covers all aspects of human genetics, including molecular genetics, clinical genetics, behavioral genetics, immunogenetics, pharmacogenomics, population genetics, functional genomics, epigenetics, genetic counseling and gene therapy.

Articles on the following areas are especially welcome: genetic factors of monogenic and complex disorders, genome-wide association studies, genetic epidemiology, cancer genetics, personal genomics, genotype-phenotype relationships and genome diversity.

  • Medical genetics
  • Human genome analysis
  • Gene cloning and mapping
  • Linkage and association analyses
  • Rare variants in diseases and phenotypes
  • Mutational analysis
  • Susceptibility genes to multifactorial disorders
  • Human evolution
  • Cancer genetics
  • Gene therapy
  • Genetic and functional analysis of animal models of disease or behaviour
  • Genetic polymorphisms of biologically important genes
  • Novel mutations found in patients with hereditary diseases
  • Novel mutations found in cancer cells
  • Population genetics
  • Human diseases with epigenetic or chromatin dysregulation
  • Human epigenome analysis
  • Noncoding RNAs
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Molecular cytogenetics and genomic structural variation

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.

2022 Citation Metrics

2-year Impact Factor*: 3.5
5-year Impact Factor*: 3.0
Immediacy index*: 0.6
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.00581
Article influence score*: 0.9
Journal Citation Indicator*: 0.81

SNIP**: 1.086
SJR***: 1.089

*2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2023)
**Source-normalized Impact per Paper (Scopus)
***SCImago Journal Rank (Scopus)

2022 Peer Review Metrics

Submission to first editorial decision: 12 days
Submission to Accept: 100 days

2022 Usage Metrics

Downloads: 878,874
Altmetric mentions: 7,878

Abstracted/indexed in

  • Medline
  • Current Contents/Life Sciences
  • Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Scopus
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • OCLC
  • Summon by Proquest
  • EBSCO Academic Search
  • EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  • EBSCO Biomedical reference collection


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for The Journal of Human Genetics is 1434-5161, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1435-232X.


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