Society journal, academic editors, broad and deep topics, expanded mission
Published by the Genetics Society of America and run by academic editors, GENETICS publishes Investigations, Reviews, Perspectives, Editorials, Communications, Methods, Genetic Toolbox Reviews, YeastBook, and FlyBook. To serve authors and readers alike, GENETICS publishes Special Collections (e.g. Genomic Selection, Genetics of Sex, Genetics of Immunity, Multiparental Populations). The journal also publishes Educational Primers, which help instructors at the undergraduate and graduate level to use GENETICS articles in the classroom. The journal has also published model organism primers, to be used more generally in education. We're proud that GENETICS is run by scientist-editors, for scientists. The journal is peer-edited and covers significant findings on broad topics ranging from: developmental biology, genetics of complex traits, gene expression, cellular genetics, genome integrity & transmission, human genetics, genomics, the genetics of rare disease, emerging model organisms, new methods, and more. And at GENETICS, since 2009, our data policy has required the full deposit/public availability of ALL data used to support reproducable findings.
Striving for long-term impact, scholarship, usefulness to your patrons and readers
We are most interested in the highest quality scholarship, serving the community, and providing interesting, relevant articles. At the same time, librarians will be interested to know that our impact is rising (for all indicators, whether JIF, Eigenfactor, usage statistics, alternative metrics, and article visibility). This trend is especially significant because most other journals' impact factors (in our space) are decreasing. We provide AltMetric statistics (fto keep track of social media, scientific, and news coverage of articles).
- Thomson-Reuters Journal Impact Factor is on a steady upward trend, latest/2015 JIF = 4.644
- total number of citations, GENETICS is at #4/164 total journals in its T-R Category
- remains in the top 5.9% of all T-R Web of Science indexed scientific literature
- ranked #6/143 (4.1%) in Eigenfactor category
- ranked Q1 by JIF in its T-R Category for Genetics & Heredity; GENETICS also publishes in the areas of molecular & cellular biology, as well as developmental biology and oncology
New Content for 2017 and beyond
We continue to offer PowerPoint downloads of figures for teaching. In 2016, we launched a multi-year publication of FlyBook, an encylopedia of chapters covering Drosophila melonagaster (the fruit fly), as well as WormBook, an enclopedia of chapters covering C. elegans. Both FlyBook and WormBook have separate editorial boards made up of field leaders and experts.
At the helm of FlyBook are co-Editors-in-Chief Lynn Cooley (Yale University), R. Scott Hawley (Stowers Institute for Medical Research), and Teri Markow (University of California, San Diego). At the helm of WormBook is Editor-in-Chief Iva Greenwald (Columbia University). FlyBook and WormBook will serve as the go-to reference for people entering the field, those shifting from one area of fly or worm research to another, and for those, such as grant reviewers and graduate class teachers, who need to find information about another discipline. Full financial sponsorship of these projects reflect the Genetics Society of America's commitment to supporting fundamental research in model systems.
We've added a Series Editor, Lauren McIntyre UFL, to launch new shared collections between GENETICS and G3, in addition to the ongoing collections. The Genetics of Sex Focuses includes sex determination, sex chromosomes, mating and incompatibility systems, meiosis, and recombination. The Multiparental Populations Collection covers QTL mapping in multiparental populations (MPPs) of both plants and animals.
We participate in technology partnerships with other society publishers as well as vendors, and encourage the use of ORCID IDs, publication ethics and best practice, and public access to data. We also conduct science and publishing education at GSA and other scientific meetings.
Increased visibility and usage
Our science writer and our blog, Genes to Genomes, have greatly increased the scientific- and popular-press coverage of our journals though outreach efforts to our readers, authors, reviewers, and others in the community. This has in turn increased overall usage statistics.
Long-term preservation and reliable access to content
GENETICS participates in LOCKSS, and we are committed to ensuring secure, consistent access to our journal via HighWire Press.
What does my subscription include?
GENETICS subscriptions include FREE access to the online journal full text archive dating to 1916: some of the most well-read work in genetics research, written by the founders in the field. Your instiutional subscription includes access to G3: Genes |Genomes |Genetics, the GSA's open access journal, with its emphasis on high-quality, foundational results. We require no site license, unless your organization prefers one or has unique terms and conditions, in which case we're happy to work together to craft a unique agreement. And because we build relationships with the library community and other subscribers, you have personal points of contact.