Journal of Medical Genetics

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Journal of Medical Genetics

Journal of Medical Genetics (JMG) (pronunciation: /ˈdʒɜːrnəl ɒv ˈmɛdɪkəl dʒɪˈnɛtɪks/) is a peer-reviewed medical journal that publishes original research articles in all aspects of human genetics and medical genetics. The journal was established in 1964 and is published by the BMJ Group.


The term "Journal of Medical Genetics" is derived from the English words "journal" (from the French jour, meaning 'day'), "medical" (from the Latin medicus, meaning 'physician'), and "genetics" (from the Greek genetikos, meaning 'origin').


The Journal of Medical Genetics covers a wide range of topics in medical genetics, including genetic epidemiology, genetic testing, genomics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, bioinformatics, and genetic counseling. It also publishes reviews, commentaries, and letters to the editor on these topics.

Abstracting and indexing

The Journal of Medical Genetics is abstracted and indexed in PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2019 impact factor of 5.899.

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