Aims and scope
Heredity is the official journal of the Genetics Society. It covers a broad range of topics within the field of genetics and therefore papers must address conceptual or applied issues of interest to the journal’s wide readership. The focus should thus be on broad general lessons that can be extended across systems.
The journal particularly encourages submissions in the following areas:
population genetics/ genomics
functional genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics
crop and livestock genetics/ genomics
Heredity’s original articles cover new theory and primary empirical research that offers novel insights, using the latest advances in technological and analytical tools. The journal also publishes regular reviews and special issues on current topics.Impact factor
2015 Impact Factor 3.801
12/45 Evolutionary Biology
44/165 Genetics & Heredity *2015 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2016)
Barbara K. Mable, University of Glasgow, UK
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Archiving of primary data that studies are based on is now mandatory for publication in Heredity.
The editorial team strongly believes that the free availability of data to other research scientists is beneficial to the development of this field and that electronic archiving now makes this goal attainable.