Bethesda, MD: The Genetics Society of America has launched a new scholarly journal titled G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics (http://www.g3journal.org). G3 was created to meet the need for rapid review and publication of high-quality foundational research and experimental resources in genetics and genomics – an outlet unrestricted by subjective editorial criteria of perceived significance or predicted breadth of interest. This new journal is peer-reviewed, peer-edited, and fully open access. The rapid dissemination of research data via G3 provides the necessary information base for analyses that promise to bring new insights and breakthroughs.
"The need for this type of journal has existed for many years. I am excited that the Genetics Society of America has filled the void," said Brenda Andrews, Ph.D. Director of the Donnelly Centre and Professor at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. "The information contained in G3 will provide critical resources for researchers around the world studying the complex interactions of genes and their applications in human health, and even for personalized medicine."
As an open-access journal adhering to Creative Commons 3.0 guidelines, subscriptions are not required for readers to access content. In addition, the journal will be indexed by PubMed and hosted by Stanford University's HighWire Press. Those looking to submit papers may do so through an online submission system at http://submit.g3journal.org/.
Michael Eisen, Howard Hughes Investigator and Associate Professor of Genetics, Genomics and Development in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkley, added, "As a ardent supporter of open access, and co-founder of PLoS, I am thrilled that my society—Genetics Society of America—is launching an open access journal. It's a great thing for the genetics and genomics community, and a great thing for science."
G3's articles describe useful, well-executed and lucidly-interpreted genetic studies of all kinds, including research that generates datasets such as genome maps, genome-wide association and QTL studies, mutant screens, advances in methods and technology, and more. Its editorial board of more than 65 editors taps the expertise of the community of geneticists in the widest sense, from microbes to humans, from individuals to populations, and from classic "wet lab" experimentation to the most recent innovations in bioinformatics.
Founded in 1931, the Genetics Society of America (GSA) is the professional membership organization for geneticists and science educators. Its nearly 5,000 members work to advance knowledge in the basic mechanisms of inheritance, from the molecular to the population level. GSA is dedicated to promoting research in genetics and to facilitating communication among geneticists worldwide through annual and biennial meetings that focus on the genetics of particular organisms. GSA publishes GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics. For more information about GSA, visit www.genetics-gsa.org.