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Human Molecular Genetics concentrates on full-length research papers covering a wide range of topics in all aspects of human molecular genetics. These include:

  • the molecular basis of human genetic disease
  • developmental genetics
  • cancer genetics
  • neurogenetics
  • chromosome and genome structure and function
  • therapy of genetic disease
  • stem cells in human genetic disease and therapy, including the application of iPS cells
  • genome-wide association studies
  • mouse and other models of human diseases
  • functional genomics
  • computational genomics

In addition, the journal also publishes research on other model systems for the analysis of genes, especially when there is an obvious relevance to human genetics.

Key features of the journal include:

  • Articles - comprehensive reports and definitive research findings of interest to a broad audience of human molecular geneticists. We encourage inclusion of full experimental details, with as many display items (figures and tables) as required to tell the complete story.
  • Review Issue - Human Molecular Genetics publishes a special review issue each year.


YearImpact FactorSi: Biochemistry & Molecular BiologySi: Genetics & Heredity
20146.39332 out of 28917 out of 167
20136.67732 out of 29116 out of 164
20127.69228 out of 29013 out of 161
20117.63631 out of 28913 out of 157
20108.05829 out of 28613 out of 156
20097.38628 out of 28313 out of 144
20087.24928 out of 27613 out of 138
20077.80621 out of 26312 out of 132
20068.09924 out of 26211 out of 131

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.


Human Molecular Genetics is covered by the following indexing services:-

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CAB Abstracts
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PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Pharma Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Science Citation Index®
The Standard Periodical Directory
Tropical Diseases Bulletin
Weed Abstracts

Impact factor: 6.393

5-Yr impact factor: 6.850

Executive Editors

Professor Kay Davies
Professor Anthony Wynshaw-Boris
Professor Joel Hirschhorn
Dr Jeffrey Barrett

For Authors

Open access options for authors - visit Oxford OpenRCUK Wellcome Trust Open Access

Open access options for authors - visit Oxford Open

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