About Genes

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 (ISSN 2073-4425) is selected for coverage by both EMBASE and Scopus indexing databases.
2014 Citations of papers published in Genes (ISSN 2073-4425) are now searchable in PubMed.
2015 Genes (ISSN 2073-4344) 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 an impressive 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”.

Editors-in-Chief

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”
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