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.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Genetics & Heredity) / CiteScore - Q2 (Genetics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 16.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
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Impact Factor: 4.141 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.474 (2021)
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Topic in Agronomy, Diversity, Genes, IJMS, Plants
Plant Domestication and Crop Evolution Topic Editors: Junhua Peng, Fabrizio Grassi
Deadline: 31 March 2023
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Intelligent Computing Unlocks the Molecular Code of Complex Diseases Topic Editors: Zhu-Hong You, Yangming Li, Haicheng Yi
Deadline: 30 April 2023
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Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence Topic Editors: Qiang Zhang, Yifeng Zeng
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Topic in Biomedicines, Cells, CIMB, Diagnostics, Genes, IJMS, IJTM
Animal Models of Human Disease Topic Editors: Sigrun Lange, Jameel M. Inal
Deadline: 15 June 2023
Special Issue in Genes
DNA Damage and Repair in Microorganisms, Plants and Mammalian Systems Guest Editors: Xin Wang, Ioly Kotta-Loizou, Nan Zhang
Deadline: 5 April 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Epigenetic Safety after Assisted Reproductive Technologies Guest Editor: Martine De Rycke
Deadline: 15 April 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Studies on Developmental Genetic Programs of Animal Early Embryogenesis Guest Editor: Enqi Liu
Deadline: 25 April 2023
Special Issue in Genes
Genetics of Complex Human Disease Guest Editors: Jingyun Yang, Chuntao Zhao
Deadline: 20 May 2023
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Feature Papers: Neurogenomics Collection Editor: Diego Centonze
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Eukaryotic Non-coding RNAs: Diversity, Structure/Function, Implication in Cardiovascular Disease Collection Editors: Morten Andre Høydal, Christiane Branlant
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Feature Papers in Animal Genetics and Genomics Collection Editor: Antonio Figueras
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