|2010||Genes is covered by the Chemical Abstracts (CAS) indexing database.
Genes (ISSN 2073-4425), an open access journal of genetics and genomics. The first issue is released in June 2010.
|2011||Genes is selected for coverage by both EMBASE and Scopus indexing databases.|
|2014||Citations of papers published in Genes are now searchable in PubMed.|
|2015||Genes is accepted for indexing in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Biological Abstracts, and BIOSIS Previews.
The first Impact Factor for Genes is 1.151. Genes enters the ranking in the category “Genetics & Heredity” (Science Citation Index Expanded), placed 144 out of 167 (Q4).
|2016||The new Impact Factor of Genes is 3.242, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 2.370. Compared to the previous year, the Impact Factor increased by 182 percent.
Genes ranks 60/165 (Q2) in the category “Genetics & Heredity” and has become one of the most impactful Open Access journals in genetics.
|2017||The new Impact Factor of Genes is 3.600, and the 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.584. Compared to the previous year, the Impact Factor increased by 11 percent.
Genes now ranks 56/166 (Q2) in the category “Genetics & Heredity”.
|2018||Genes 2017 CiteScore™ Announced: 3.49. We are pleased to report Genes received a CiteScore of 3.49 for 2017. The metric reflects citation activity in 2017 in Scopus for papers published in the period 2014‒2016.
2017 Impact Factor Released for Genes: 3.191. We are pleased to inform that Genes received an updated Journal Impact Factor of 3.191 in the June 2018 release of the Journal Citation Reports®. The journal's 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.286.
Genes now ranks 69/171 (Q2) in the category “Genetics & Heredity”.
|2019||Genes received a Journal Impact Factor of 3.331 in the June 2019 release of the Journal Citation Reports®; being now 3.484 the 5-Year Impact Factor.
The journal now ranks 61/174 (Q2) in the category “Genetics & Heredity”.
|2020||Genes has received an increased Impact Factor of 3.759 in Journal Citation Reports®, released by Clarivate Analytics. The journal’s 5-Year Impact Factor is 3.822.
Genes now ranks 53/177 (Q2) in the category “Genetics & Heredity”.
Genes is holding the 1st International Electronic Conference on Genes (IECGE) in November 2020.
|2010–||Founding Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. J. Peter W. Young|
|2016–||Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Paolo Cinelli section “Molecular Genetics”
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thierry Wirth section “Microbial Genetics and Genomics”
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Selvarangan Ponnazhagan section “Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases”
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Roel Ophoff section “Human Genomics and Genetic Diseases”
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Montserrat Corominas section “Technologies and Resources for Genetics”
|2017–||Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Roberto Tuberosa section “Plant Genetics and Genomics”|
|2018–||Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Nico M. van Straalen section “Population and Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics”|
|2019–||Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Elaine Ostrander section “Animal Genetics and Genomics”|