The Current Opinion journals were developed out of the recognition that it is increasingly difficult for specialists to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. Elsevier’s Current Opinion journals comprise of 26 leading titles in life sciences and adjacent fields.

Current Opinion in Genetics & Development

IMPACT FACTOR: 4.995
5-Year Impact Factor: 5.496
Issues per year: 6 issues
Editorial Board

Current Opinion in Genetics & Development

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:

Cancer Genomics
Genome Architecture and Expression
Molecular and genetic basis of disease
Developmental mechanisms, patterning and evolution
Cell reprogramming, regeneration and repair
Genetics of Human Origin / Evolutionary genetics (alternate years)

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.

Review Articles

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.

Editorial Overview

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.

Best Cited over the last year.

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Polyploidy and genome evolution in plants

Volume 35, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 119-125
Pamela S. Soltis | D. Blaine Marchant | Yves Van de Peer | Douglas E. Soltis

The two-speed genomes of filamentous pathogens: Waltz with plants

Volume 35, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 57-65
Suomeng Dong | Sylvain Raffaele | Sophien Kamoun

Fanconi anemia: A model disease for studies on human genetics and advanced therapeutics

Volume 33, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 32-40
Massimo Bogliolo | Jordi Surrallés

Pioneer transcription factors, chromatin dynamics, and cell fate control

Volume 37, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 76-81
Kenneth S. Zaret | Susan E. Mango

Mechanisms of myoblast fusion during muscle development

Volume 32, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 162-170
Ji Hoon Kim | Peng Jin | Rui Duan | Elizabeth H. Chen

X-chromosome inactivation: New insights into cis and trans regulation

Volume 31, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 57-66
Rafael Galupa | Edith Heard

Insulators and domains of gene expression

Volume 37, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 17-26
Tamer Ali | Rainer Renkawitz | Marek Bartkuhn

The short and long telomere syndromes: Paired paradigms for molecular medicine

Volume 33, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 1-9
Susan E. Stanley | Mary Armanios

How retrotransposons shape genome regulation

Volume 37, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 90-100
Paolo Mita | Jef D. Boeke

Genomics and the making of yeast biodiversity

Volume 35, Issue , 01 December 2015, Pp 100-109
Chris Todd Hittinger | Antonis Rokas | Feng Yan Bai | Teun Boekhout | Paula Gonçalves | Thomas W. Jeffries | Jacek Kominek | Marc André Lachance | Diego Libkind | Carlos A. Rosa | José Paulo Sampaio | Cletus P. Kurtzman

From candidate gene studies to GWAS and post-GWAS analyses in breast cancer

Volume 30, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 32-41
Laura Fachal | Alison M. Dunning

Diversity in the organization of centromeric chromatin

Volume 31, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 28-35
Florian A. Steiner | Steven Henikoff

Dissecting cancer evolution at the macro-heterogeneity and micro-heterogeneity scale

Volume 30, Issue , 01 February 2015, Pp 1-6
Louise J. Barber | Matthew N. Davies | Marco Gerlinger

TAD disruption as oncogenic driver

Volume 36, Issue , 01 February 2016, Pp 34-40
Anne Laure Valton | Job Dekker

Human mitochondrial DNA replication machinery and disease

Volume 38, Issue , 01 June 2016, Pp 52-62
Matthew J. Young | William C. Copeland

Retina regeneration in zebrafish

Volume 40, Issue , 01 October 2016, Pp 41-47
Jin Wan | Daniel Goldman

Cell fate commitment during mammalian sex determination

Volume 32, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 144-152
Yi Tzu Lin | Blanche Capel

Hemoglobin switching's surprise: The versatile transcription factor BCL11A is a master repressor of fetal hemoglobin

Volume 33, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 62-70
Daniel E. Bauer | Stuart H. Orkin

The pulmonary mesenchyme directs lung development

Volume 32, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 98-105
David McCulley | Mark Wienhold | Xin Sun

Repeat DNA in genome organization and stability

Volume 31, Issue , 01 April 2015, Pp 12-19
Jan Padeken | Peter Zeller | Susan M. Gasser

Gene regulation and chromatin organization: Relevance of cohesin mutations to human disease

Volume 37, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 59-66
Erwan Watrin | Frank J. Kaiser | Kerstin S. Wendt

Liquid-like behavior of chromatin

Volume 37, Issue , 01 April 2016, Pp 36-45
Kazuhiro Maeshima | Satoru Ide | Kayo Hibino | Masaki Sasai

On the organ trail: Insights into organ regeneration in the planarian

Volume 32, Issue , 01 June 2015, Pp 37-46
Rachel H. Roberts-Galbraith | Phillip A. Newmark

Genetic and epigenetic contributors to FSHD

Volume 33, Issue , 01 August 2015, Pp 56-61
Lucia Daxinger | Stephen J. Tapscott | Silvère M. van der Maarel