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 17.9 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
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Impact Factor: 3.5 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.9 (2022)
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Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crops, Genes, Plants
Vegetable Breeding, Genetics and Genomics Topic Editors: Umesh K. Reddy, Padma Nimmakayala, Georgia Ntatsi
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Biomolecules, Cells, Genes, IJMS, ncRNA
MicroRNA: Mechanisms of Action, Physio-Pathological Implications, and Disease Biomarkers, 2nd Volume Topic Editors: Y-h. Taguchi, Hsiuying Wang
Deadline: 20 April 2024
Topic in Biology, BioMed, Cells, Genes
Applications of the Zebrafish Model Topic Editors: De-Li Shi, Pengfei Xu
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Biomedicines, Cells, CIMB, Genes, IJMS
Animal Models of Human Disease 2.0 Topic Editors: Sigrun Lange, Jameel M. Inal
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Special Issue in Genes
Mitochondrial Diseases and Human Health Guest Editor: Santiago Rodriguez
Deadline: 1 December 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Genetic Markers and Liquid Biopsy for Kidney Diseases Guest Editors: Guorong Li, Christophe Mariat
Deadline: 10 December 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Genetics and Genomics of Inherited Metabolic Diseases Guest Editors: Ewa Piotrowska, Magdalena Podlacha
Deadline: 30 December 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Identification of Human Remains for Forensic and Humanitarian Purposes: From Molecular to Physical Methods Guest Editors: Elena Pilli, Cristina Cattaneo
Deadline: 5 January 2024
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 Editors: Antonio Figueras, Raquel Vasconcelos, Brenda Oppert
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