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About the Journal
Name of Journal World Journal of Medical Genetics
Title Abbreviation World J Med Genet
ISSN 2220-3184 (online)
DOI 10.5496
Background World Journal of Medical Genetics (WJMG, World J Med Genet) is a high-quality, online, open-access, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that is published by the Baishideng Publishing Group. Accepting both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts, the WJMG mainly publishes high-quality clinical research articles to improve the academic influence of authors, help cultivate distinguished clinical geneticists, and promote the development of medical genetics. The types of articles published in the WJMG include Editorial, Opinion Review, Frontier, Review, Minireview, Topic Highlight, Clinical Research, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, Evidence-based Medicine, Advances in Diagnosis, Advances in Treatment, Field of Vision, Clinical Guidelines, Letter to the Editor, and Case Report.

The primary aim of the WJMG is to provide scholars and readers from various fields of medical genetics with a platform to publish high-quality clinical research articles and communicate their research findings online. In order to ensure the quality, timeliness, fairness, and transparency of manuscript publication, the WJMG has implemented a variety of measures as follows:

First, authors must prepare their articles according to the appropriate international publication recommendations, including the STROBE Statement, CONSORT 2010 Statement, PRISMA 2009 Checklist, and CARE Checklist – 2016: Information for writing a case report.

Second, articles published in the WJMG must undergo rigorous cross-international peer review, where peer reviewers and authors come from different countries and independent peer reviewers are chosen by the editorial office, not by authors, to ensure the fairness of peer review.

Third, designation of co-first authors or co-corresponding authors is not permitted.

Fourth, the WJMG accepts a manuscript based mainly on its novelty, innovativeness, data accuracy, picture reliability, clear language expression, and ethical requirements. Of note, peer reviewers will complete the peer review within 7 days, providing a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific and linguistic quality of the manuscript.

Fifth, BPG adopts a 7-day publishing management policy. This means that each step of the publishing process, including manuscript preview, peer review, manuscript revision by authors, final acceptance, language editing, and production and release, must be completed within 7 days.

Finally, the peer review report, author’s response to the peer review report, biostatistics review certificate, copyright license agreement, institutional ethics committee approval document, informed consent, conflict-of-interest statement, CrossCheck detection report, authors’ personal ORCID numbers, funding information, language editing certificate, and other relevant documents will be published online along with the article to ensure that the publishing process is open and transparent.

The WJMG mainly publishes research results and findings obtained in the field of medical genetics covering a wide range of topics including cancer genetics, chromosomal rearrangements, clinical-molecular genetics and cytogenetics, cognitive and behavioural genetics, copy-number variation, developmental defects, developmental genetics, epigenetics, functional and epigenetics, functional genomics, gene therapy, genes and the pathology of human disease, genetic epidemiology, genome evolution, genome-wide studies, genotype-phenotype correlations, new disease loci, pharmacological genomics, phenotypes, quantitative traits, regulation of gene expression, screening, somatic mosaicism, and statistical genetics.

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Indexing/Abstracting China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
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Editors-in-Chief Raffaele Palmirotta
Publisher Publisher
Research Domain Genetics and Heredity
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