G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics

An open-access journal publishing high‐quality, useful, foundational research in all areas of genetics, publ. by the Genetics Society of America (GSA)

A Call for Papers for Genetic Models of Rare Diseases

The GSA Journals are calling for submissions of papers to a series of collections

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    G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics provides a forum for the publication of high‐quality foundational research, particularly research that generates useful genetic and genomic information such as genome maps, single gene studies, genome‐wide association and QTL studies, as well as genome reports,  mutant screens, and advances in methods and technology. The Editorial Board of G3 believes that rapid dissemination of these data is the necessary foundation for analysis that leads to mechanistic insights.

    G3, published by the Genetics Society of America, meets the critical and growing need of the genetics community for rapid review and publication of important results in all areas of genetics. G3 offers the opportunity to publish the puzzling finding or to present unpublished results that may not have been submitted for review and publication due to a perceived lack of a potential high-impact finding. As part of our mission to serve our communities, we've published thematic collections, including Genomic PredictionMultiparental PopulationsGenetics of Immunity, and Genetics of Sex. G3 has earned the DOAJ Seal, which is a mark of certification for open access journals, awarded by the Directory of Open Access Journals to journals that achieve a high level of openness, adhering to Best Practices and high publishing standards.

    More than just a publisher, the Genetics Society of America is mission-driven and places a high priority on responding to community needs. GENETICSand G3 have long been committed to supporting resources that serve scientists. We were the first journals to partner with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories to enable seamless deposits of manuscripts from our submission systems straight into the preprint server bioRxiv, as well as from bioRxiv to GENETICS and G3, and we have accepted submissions posted for preprint servers since 2012. Articles feature links to model organism databases like SGDFlyBase, and WormBase. We have also partnered with Overleaf to provide custom templates for authors who use LaTex, saving them time at submission. The annotation tool Remarq is available on both the GENETICS and G3 websites and allows for collaborative commenting and article sharing. Our latest collaboration with Figshare ensures that supplemental material and data files are permanently associated with an article—and that authors aren’t limited by file type or size when providing data that support their work. Early online publication means that research investigations are freely accessible and in PubMed within days of acceptance – which eliminates delays in discovering the latest science.

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      G3 seeks to publish:

      • Research of interest to a wide range of biological disciplines, including microbiology, mycology, zoology, botany, and agriculture;
      • Research in established and emerging model organisms;
      • Research in human and medical genetics;


      G3 focuses on:

      • Datasets (e.g., genetic screens, functional genomics, population sequence, analysis of genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes, quantitative analysis of phenotypes, analysis of genetic pathways, insights from genome analysis of emerging systems);
      • Sequence of novel species;
      • Genome maps (genetic and physical), especially including those of emerging model systems and less well-studied organisms;
      • Genome-wide association studies (GWAS);
      • Protein/gene family reviews: systematic and structured overviews of important and often large protein/gene families that serve as essential references;
      • Analysis of processes, including analysis of single genes or biological pathways, that offer new information;
      • Personal exome and genome sequencing case, disease, and population reports;
      • Population data (e.g. QTL studies limited to a single population);
      • Studies on gene, protein and other biological networks;
      • Novel mutant collections, and reagents and resources made available to the community for further analysis;
      • Mutant or RNAi screens without extensive further mutant characterization;
      • New methods and technologies for the production and analysis of large-scale genetic datasets;
      • Software for the analysis of genetic data;
      • Evaluation of genetic models or methods using stochastic simulation;
      • Results of experiments that fail to confirm or reject a hypothesis but are nevertheless informative.



      Criteria for Publication


      • the experiments and other analyses are of high-quality and are clearly described and reasonably interpreted;
      • the study describes information (e.g. large‐scale datasets; sequence or QTL information), reagents or new resources (e.g. results of a mutant screen; mutant; collections for functional genomic experiments) or tools/methodologies (e.g. statistical/computational methods) whose availability would be valuable for genetics and genomics investigators;
      • the results are original and adhere to all community standards for data availability and format (note: in certain cases we will specify required data formats in instructions to authors);
      • the results presented provide strong support for the conclusions reached.

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