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About the Journal

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 1-2 a special review issues each year, typically by invitation.


Year Impact Factor Si: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Si: Genetics & Heredity
2015 5.985 34 out of 289 16 out of 165
2014 6.393 32 out of 289 17 out of 167
2013 6.677 32 out of 291 16 out of 164
2012 7.692 28 out of 290 13 out of 161
2011 7.636 31 out of 289 13 out of 157
2010 8.058 29 out of 286 13 out of 156
2009 7.386 28 out of 283 13 out of 144
2008 7.249 28 out of 276 13 out of 138
2007 7.806 21 out of 263 12 out of 132
2006 8.099 24 out of 262 11 out of 131

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


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