Genome Biology publishes outstanding research in all areas of biology and biomedicine studied from a genomic and post-genomic perspective.
The current impact factor is 11.313 and the journal is ranked 4th among research journals in the Genetics and Heredity category by Thomson Reuters. Genome Biology is the highest ranked Open Access journal in the category.
Our team of highly trained in-house editors works with our editorial board of leading international experts to ensure that the journal is at the cutting edge of both scientific advances and community standards. The editors engage regularly with researchers at conferences and institute visits.
The journal is dedicated to excellent service to authors, reviewers and readers. When you submit your manuscript to Genome Biology, you can be confident that the status of your manuscript is will be constantly monitored and handling editors will proactively communicate with you to give updates on progress.
Articles published in Genome Biology achieve high visibility through our engaging homepage, press releases of articles of especially broad interest, and our highly active Twitter account, which has over 30,000 followers.
Genome Biology is happy to consider manuscripts that have been, or will be, posted on a preprint server. For a trial period, authors are also able to submit their manuscripts to Genome Biology directly from bioRxiv, without having to re-upload files.
All articles published by Genome Biology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Genome Biology you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.
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