Human Genetics (HUM GENET)

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Human Genetics is a monthly journal publishing original and timely articles on all aspects of human genetics. The Journal welcomes articles in the areas of Gene structure and organization Gene expression Mutation detection and analysis Linkage analysis and genetic mapping Physical mapping Cytogenetics and Genomic Imaging Genome structure and organisation Disease association studies Molecular diagnostics Genetic epidemiology Evolutionary genetics Developmental genetics Genotype-phenotype relationships Molecular genetics of tumorigenesis Genetics of complex diseases and epistatic interactions and Bioinformatics. Articles reporting animal models relevant to human biology or disease are also welcome. Preference will be given to those articles which address clinically relevant questions or which provide new insights into human biology. Unless they report entirely novel and unusual aspects of a topic clinical case reports cytogenetic case reports papers on descriptive population genetics articles dealing with the frequency of polymorphisms or additional mutations within genes in which numerous lesions have already been described will normally not be accepted. The Journal will not normally consider for publication manuscripts that report merely the isolation map position structure and tissue expression profile of a gene of unknown function unless the gene is of unusual interest or is a candidate gene involved in a human trait or disorder. Data on novel pathological mutations may be submitted to Human Genetics Online the electronic mutation data submission system administered by Springer-Verlag (

Current impact factor: 4.82

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 4.824
2013 Impact Factor 4.522
2012 Impact Factor 4.633
2011 Impact Factor 5.069
2010 Impact Factor 5.047
2009 Impact Factor 4.523
2008 Impact Factor 4.042
2007 Impact Factor 3.974
2006 Impact Factor 3.662
2005 Impact Factor 4.331
2004 Impact Factor 4.328
2003 Impact Factor 4.022
2002 Impact Factor 3.429
2001 Impact Factor 3.209
2000 Impact Factor 3.422
1999 Impact Factor 3.145
1998 Impact Factor 2.826
1997 Impact Factor 2.662
1996 Impact Factor 2.455
1995 Impact Factor 2.551
1994 Impact Factor 2.758
1993 Impact Factor 2.666
1992 Impact Factor 2.877

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 4.52
Cited half-life 9.20
Immediacy index 1.47
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 1.73
Website Human Genetics website
Other titles Human genetics (Online), Hum genet
ISSN 0340-6717
OCLC 41232248
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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    • Author can archive a pre-print version
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    • Author's post-print on any open access repository after 12 months after publication
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    • Must link to publisher version
    • Set phrase to accompany link to published version (see policy)
    • Articles in some journals can be made Open Access on payment of additional charge
  • Classification
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