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.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
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  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q2 (Genetics & Heredity) / CiteScore - Q2 (Genetics)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.4 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: Reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 4.096 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.339 (2020)
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Special Issue in Genes
Genomics of Avian Viral Infections Guest Editor: Jacqueline Smith
Deadline: 5 October 2021
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Genomics, Metagenomics and Phylogenomics of Cyanobacteria and Related Lineages Guest Editors: Denis Baurain, Luc Cornet
Deadline: 10 October 2021
Special Issue in Genes
MicroRNAs Applications in Cancer, Therapeutics and Related Toxicities Guest Editor: Enrique Fuentes-Mattei
Deadline: 25 October 2021
Special Issue in Genes
Transposable Elements in Plant Genomes Guest Editor: Dariusz Grzebelus
Deadline: 20 November 2021
Topical Collection in Genes
Eukaryotic Non-coding RNAs: Diversity, Structure/Function, Implication in Cardiovascular Disease Collection Editors: Morten Andre Høydal, Christiane Branlant
Topical Collection in Genes
Genetics and Genomics of Hereditary Disorders of Connective Tissue Collection Editors: Nazli B. Mcdonnell, Bert Callewaert, Clair A. Francomano, Philippe Khau-Van-Kien, Yves Dulac
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Tools for Population and Evolutionary Genetics Collection Editors: David Alvarez-Ponce, Julie M. Allen, Won C. Yim, Marco Fondi
Topical Collection in Genes
Genomic Databases Collection Editor: Aureliano Bombarely
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