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About Genetics Selection Evolution
This page includes information about the aims and scope of Genetics Selection Evolution, editorial policies, open access and article-processing charges, the peer review process and other information. For details of how to prepare and submit a manuscript through the online submission system, please see the instructions for authors.
Aims & scope
Genetics Selection Evolution is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to original research on all aspects of genetics and selection in domestic animal species and other species providing results of immediate interest for farm animals' genetics.
With the vast, recent increase in the amount and spectrum of available genetic and genomic data, and the development of next-generation sequencing-based approaches, there is an ever-increasing requirement for the collaboration and successful integration of varied results, techniques, and methods in furthering the advancement of the future of animal genetics.
Genetics Selection Evolution focuses on contributing to these developments by providing a high-visibility forum for the dissemination of relevant research and reviews that will prompt new insights and discussions as well as stimulate new research in the field.
Genetics Selection Evolution invites basic, applied and methodological content that will aid the current understanding and the utilization of genetic variability in domestic animal species. Although the focus is on domestic animal species, research on other species is invited if it contributes to the understanding of the use of genetic variability in domestic animals. Genetics Selection Evolution publishes results from all levels of study, from the gene to the quantitative trait, from the individual to the population, the breed or the species. Contributions concerning both the biological approach, from molecular genetics to quantitative genetics, as well as the mathematical approach, from population genetics to statistics, are welcome. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: gene and QTL identification, mapping and characterization, analysis of new phenotypes, high-throughput SNP data analysis, functional genomics, cytogenetics, genetic diversity of populations and breeds, genetic evaluation, applied and experimental selection, genomic selection, selection efficiency, and statistical methodology for the genetic analysis of phenotypes with quantitative and mixed inheritance.
All articles published by Genetics Selection Evolution are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
Authors of articles published in Genetics Selection Evolution are the copyright holders of their articles and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate the article, according to the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement.
Open access publishing is not without costs. Genetics Selection Evolution therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1000/$1510/€1170 for each article accepted for publication. We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. Generally, if the submitting author's institution is a Member the cost of the article-processing charge is covered by the membership, and no further charge is payable. In the case of authors whose institutions are Supporter Members, however, a discounted article-processing charge is payable by the author. For further details, see our article-processing charge page. A limited number of waivers for article-processing charges are also available at the editors' discretion, and authors wishing to apply for these waivers should contact the editors.
All articles published in Genetics Selection Evolution are included in PubMed, the most widely used biomedical bibliographic database service, which is run by the US National Library of Medicine. Other bibliographic databases that index articles published in Genetics Selection Evolution include:
- Biological Abstracts
- Current contents
- Food Science and Technology Abstracts
- Global Health
- Google Scholar
- Index Copernicus
- PubMed Central
- Science Citation Index
- Science Citation Index Expanded
The full text of all research articles is deposited in PubMed Central, the US National Library of Medicine's full-text repository of life science literature, and other digital archives including e-Depot (The Netherlands).
Genetics Selection Evolution is tracked by Thomson Reuters (ISI)and has an Impact Factor of 2.89.
Publication and peer review process
Criteria for publication
Genetics Selection Evolution considers the following types of articles:
- Research: reports of data from original research.
- Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within the journal's scope. These articles are usually written by opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
- Software articles: describe the source code for software applications, tools or algorithm implementations. Typically, an archive of the source code of the current version of the software should be included with the submitted manuscript as a supplementary file.
- Short Communication: brief reports of data from original research.
Manuscripts submitted to Genetics Selection Evolution will be evaluated initially by the Executive Editors, and appropriate manuscripts will then be sent to Associate Editors, who will choose recognized experts in the field for peer review. The Editors consider the reports of either two or three reviewers when deciding on acceptance or rejection of a manuscript and they aim to provide the first decision within eight weeks.
Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into My Genetics Selection Evolution, a personalized section of the site.
High-quality, bound reprints can be purchased for all articles published. Please see our reprints website for further information about ordering reprints.
Genetics Selection Evolution will consider supplements based on proceedings (full articles or meeting abstracts), reviews or research. All articles submitted for publication in supplements are subject to peer review. Published supplements are fully searchable and freely accessible online and can also be produced in print. All full length articles (proceedings, reviews or research articles) are indexed by PubMed. PubMed displays the title of the supplement only in the case of meeting abstract collections. For further information, please contact us.
All manuscripts submitted to Genetics Selection Evolution should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
Citing articles in Genetics Selection Evolution
Articles in Genetics Selection Evolution should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Genet Sel Evol [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Genet Sel Evol 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Why publish your article in Genetics Selection Evolution?
Genetics Selection Evolution's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. Articles that have been especially highly accessed are highlighted with a 'Highly accessed' graphic, which appears on the journal's contents pages and search results.
Speed of publication
Genetics Selection Evolution offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles are published with their final citation immediately upon acceptance in a provisional PDF form. The article will subsequently be published in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Genetics Selection Evolution, BioMed Central and PubMed Central and will also be included in PubMed.
Online publication in Genetics Selection Evolution gives authors the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other papers).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Genetics Selection Evolution are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be included in abstract books mailed to academics and are highlighted on Genetics Selection Evolution's pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.
In addition, articles published in Genetics Selection Evolution may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Genetics Selection Evolution. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.
Authors of articles published in Genetics Selection Evolution retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the BioMed Central copyright and license agreement).
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