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.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, MEDLINE, PMC, Embase, PubAg, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Genetics & Heredity) / CiteScore - Q2 (Genetics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.7 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: Reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 4.141 (2021) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.474 (2021)
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Topic in Applied Sciences, Biology, Genes, JPM, Cancers
Big Data in Healthcare, Bioinformatics and Precision Medicine Topic Editors: Aristotelis Chatziioannou, Yudong Zhang
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Crops, Genes, Plants
Weed Resistance to Herbicides: Assessing and Finding Solutions for a Complex Problem Topic Editors: Nilda Roma Burgos, Luis Antonio de Avila, Harry Strek
Deadline: 15 January 2023
Topic in Cells, Genes, Healthcare, IJMS, JAL
Recent Advances in Healthy Ageing Topic Editors: Vasso Apostolopoulos, Lily Stojanovska, Ayesha S. Al Dhaheri, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Habiba I. Ali
Deadline: 15 March 2023
Topic in Agronomy, Diversity, Genes, IJMS, Plants
Plant Domestication and Crop Evolution Topic Editors: Junhua Peng, Fabrizio Grassi
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Genes
The Stability and Evolution of Genes and Genomes Guest Editors: Luigi Viggiano, Renè Massimiliano Marsano
Deadline: 20 August 2022
Special Issue in Genes
Plant Genomics and Epigenomics in Breeding for Yield, Quality, and Sustainability Guest Editor: Aphrodite Tsaballa
Deadline: 10 September 2022
Special Issue in Genes
22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Guest Editors: Beata Nowakowska, Donna M. McDonald-McGinn
Deadline: 24 September 2022
Special Issue in Genes
Genetics of Epileptic Encephalopathies: From Gene Discovery to Clinical Diagnosis and Management Implications of Genetic Diagnoses Guest Editors: David Dyment, Saadet Mercimek-Andrews
Deadline: 30 September 2022
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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