Genes is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of genetics and genomics published monthly online by MDPI.  The Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SEBBM)  is affiliated with Genes and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Genetics & Heredity) / CiteScore - Q2 (Genetics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
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Impact Factor: 4.141 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.474 (2021)
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Topic in Biomedicines, Cells, CIMB, Diagnostics, Genes, IJMS, IJTM
Animal Models of Human Disease Topic Editors: Sigrun Lange, Jameel M. Inal
Deadline: 15 June 2023
Topic in Diversity, Ecologies, Plants, Genes, Sustainability
Diversity, Ecology, and Genetics of Invasive Plants Topic Editors: Jordi López-Pujol, Neus Nualart, Roser Vilatersana, Ileana Herrera
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, Genes, IJMS, AI
Systems Biology and Network Medicine: From Bench to Bedside Topic Editors: Mauro Fasano, Marta Lualdi
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Topic in Genes, IJERPH, Life, Vaccines, Viruses
Transmission Clusters and Containment Measures in Global Different Regions during COVID-19 Pandemic Topic Editors: Dimitrios Paraskevis, Maja Stanojevic
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Genetic Mechanisms Involved in Microbial Stress Responses Guest Editor: Jose María Requena
Deadline: 10 June 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Microbiome Analysis Techniques and Discovery Guest Editor: Christopher E. Mason
Deadline: 25 June 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Head and Neck Genetics Guest Editor: Christos Yapijakis
Deadline: 15 July 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Mechanisms of Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance Guest Editor: Chunxia Zhang
Deadline: 20 July 2023
Topical Collection in Genes
Study on Genotypes and Phenotypes of Pediatric Clinical Rare Diseases Collection Editors: Livia Garavelli, Stefano Giuseppe Caraffi
Topical Collection in Genes
Feature Papers: Neurogenomics Collection Editor: Diego Centonze
Topical Collection in Genes
Eukaryotic Non-coding RNAs: Diversity, Structure/Function, Implication in Cardiovascular Disease Collection Editors: Morten Andre Høydal, Christiane Branlant
Topical Collection in Genes
Feature Papers in Animal Genetics and Genomics Collection Editor: Antonio Figueras
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