IMPACT FACTOR: 8.568
5-Year Impact Factor: 7.824
Issues per year: 6 issues
Current Opinion in Genetics and Development aims to stimulate scientifically grounded, interdisciplinary, multi-scale debate and exchange of ideas. It contains polished, concise and timely reviews and opinions, with particular emphasis on those articles published in the past two years. In addition to describing recent trends, the authors are encouraged to give their subjective opinion of the topics discussed.
In Current Opinion in Genetics and Development we help the reader by providing in a systematic manner:
1. The views of experts on current advances in their field in a clear and readable form.
2. Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications
Current Opinion in Genetics and Development will serve as an invaluable source of information for researchers, lecturers, teachers, professionals, policy makers and students.
Division of the subject into sections
The subject of Genetics and Development is divided into six themed sections, each of which is reviewed once a year.
• Genetic and cellular mechanisms of oncogenesis
• Chromosomes, genomes and expression mechanisms
• Molecular and genetic bases of disease
• Developmental mechanisms, patterning and evolution
• Differentiation and gene regulation
• Genetics of system biology
Selection of topics to be reviewed
Section Editors, who are major authorities in the field, are appointed by the Editors of the journal. They divide their section into a number of topics, ensuring that the field is comprehensively covered and that all issues of current importance are emphasised. Section Editors commission reviews from authorities on each topic that they have selected. The Editorial Board provides support to the Editors and the Section Editors with their comments and suggestions on names and topics.
Review articles in Current Opinion in Genetics and Development are by invitation only.
Authors write short review articles in which they present recent developments in their subject, emphasizing the aspects that, in their opinion, are most important. In addition, they provide short annotations to the papers that they consider to be most interesting from all those published in their topic over the previous two years.
Section Editors write a short overview at the beginning of the section to introduce the reviews and to draw the reader's attention to any particularly interesting developments.
This successful format has made Current Opinion in Genetics and Development one of the most highly regarded and highly cited review journals in the field (Impact factor = 8.987).