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.

The 2021 journal citation metrics for Journal of Human Genetics are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor* (2021): 3.755
5-year Impact Factor* (2021): 3.520
Immediacy index*: 0.534
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.00705
Article influence score*: 0.961
Journal Citation Indicator*: 0.81

SNIP: 1.276
SJR: 1.109

*2021 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2022)

Impact factor

2021 Impact Factor 3.755*

80/175 Genetics & Heredity

*2021 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2022)


16 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)


940,710 Downloads (in 2021)
1,443 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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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