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
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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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MTOR in aging, metabolism, and cancer

Volume 23, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 53-62
Marion Cornu | Verena Albert | Michael N. Hall

MiRNA profiling of cancer

Volume 23, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 3-11
Gianpiero Di Leva | Carlo M. Croce

Existence and consequences of G-quadruplex structures in DNA

Volume 25, Issue 1, 01 April 2014, Pp 22-29
Pierre Murat | Shankar Balasubramanian

Autophagy and human disease: Emerging themes

Volume 26, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 16-23
Jaime L. Schneider | Ana Maria Cuervo

Mutational signatures: The patterns of somatic mutations hidden in cancer genomes

Volume 24, Issue 1, 01 February 2014, Pp 52-60
Ludmil B. Alexandrov | Michael R. Stratton

TERT promoter mutations in cancer development

Volume 24, Issue 1, 01 February 2014, Pp 30-37
Barbara Heidenreich | P. Sivaramakrishna Rachakonda | Kari Hemminki | Rajiv Kumar

Organoid cultures for the analysis of cancer phenotypes

Volume 24, Issue 1, 01 February 2014, Pp 68-73
Norman Sachs | Hans Clevers

MicroRNAs in the ionizing radiation response and in radiotherapy

Volume 23, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 12-19
Chanatip Metheetrairut | Frank J. Slack

Recent developments in the genetics of autism spectrum disorders

Volume 23, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 310-315
John D. Murdoch | Matthew W. State

Should evolutionary geneticists worry about higher-order epistasis?

Volume 23, Issue 6, 01 December 2013, Pp 700-707
Daniel M. Weinreich | Yinghong Lan | C. Scott Wylie | Robert B. Heckendorn

ECM-modulated cellular dynamics as a driving force for tissue morphogenesis

Volume 23, Issue 4, 01 August 2013, Pp 408-414
William P. Daley | Kenneth M. Yamada

Hedgehog signaling from the primary cilium to the nucleus: An emerging picture of ciliary localization, trafficking and transduction

Volume 23, Issue 4, 01 August 2013, Pp 429-437
Yoko Inès Nozawa | Chuwen Lin | Pao Tien Chuang

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

Genetic and epigenetic determinants of DNA replication origins, position and activation

Volume 23, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 124-131
Marcel Méchali | Kazumasa Yoshida | Philippe Coulombe | Philippe Pasero

Chromatin organization and transcriptional regulation

Volume 23, Issue 2, 01 April 2013, Pp 89-95
Michael R. Hübner | Mélanie A. Eckersley-Maslin | David L. Spector

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

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

Mechanisms coordinating ELAV/Hu mRNA regulons

Volume 23, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 35-43
Laura E. Simone | Jack D. Keene

Break-induced replication: Functions and molecular mechanism

Volume 23, Issue 3, 01 June 2013, Pp 271-279
Anna Malkova | Grzegorz Ira

Growth control and ribosomopathies

Volume 23, Issue 1, 01 February 2013, Pp 63-71
Teng Teng | George Thomas | Carol A. Mercer

Repeat associated non-ATG (RAN) translation: New starts in microsatellite expansion disorders

Volume 26, Issue , 01 January 2014, Pp 6-15
John Douglas Cleary | Laura P W Ranum

Pioneer transcription factors, chromatin dynamics, and cell fate control

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

Morphogen Interpretation: The Transcriptional Logic Of Neural Tube Patterning

Volume 23, Issue 4, 01 August 2013, Pp 423-428
Michael Cohen | James Briscoe | Robert Blassberg

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