Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), offers an unprecedented forum for the presentation of innovative, clinically relevant papers in contemporary genetic medicine offering:

  • Cutting-edge advances in all realms of clinical genetics and official ACMG guidelines for practitioners and laboratory geneticists
  • Broad and expanding reach to all members of the community, including non-genetic specialists who use genetics in their practice

2018 Impact Factor
8.683

Rank
12/174 Genetics & Heredity Journals

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Genetics in Medicine will:

  • Provide a forum for discussion, debate, and innovation concerning the charging and expanding role of medical genetics within the broader context of medicine
  • Fulfill our responsibility to the College membership through the publication of guidelines, policy statements, and other information that enhances the practice and understanding of medical genetics
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Genetics in Medicine:

  • Timely publication of original reports which enhance the knowledge and practice of medical genetics
  • Strategies and innovative approaches to the education of medical providers at all levels in the realm of genetics 
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Genetics in Medicine – Going Green FAQ
Starting in 2020, ACMG members will continue to receive an online subscription to Genetics in Medicine (GIM) but will no longer automatically receive printed issues of the journal. ACMG members can still choose to receive printed issues, but they must sign up and pay a nominal fee for an annual print subscription at dues renewal time or at the time they join ACMG.


Contents

Why are we making this change?
Can I still receive a print copy?
How do I sign up for print?
How will I know when a new issue has posted online?
I opted out of print but am continuing to receive printed journals.
I opted in to print but have not yet received a print copy
Can I change my mind after I have renewed and start a print subscription?
Can I order a single print issue of Genetics in Medicine?
More questions?

Why are we making this change?
Most important is the positive environmental impact this type of change achieves. GIM has received numerous requests from members to opt out of print, but we have been unable to offer this option until now.

In addition, the time, effort and costs for publishing a monthly journal have increased. We believe that providing the journal in a predominantly electronic format is both more environmentally responsible and economically sustainable, while also giving members the option to have a print copy if they so choose.

Can I still receive a print copy?
Yes. There will be a nominal charge to receive print issues annually of just $72. This is a significant saving for ACMG members, as a print and online individual subscription to GIM would cost $1,138 annually if you were to subscribe to the journal as a nonmember.

How do I sign up for print?
At the time of joining, or at your annual dues renewal, you will be offered the option to sign up for print copies of GIM. Please note: the mailing list for each issue is sent to the mailing service 2 months in advance of the mailing date. This can cause considerable delays in both starting to receive printed copies and stopping receipt of print copies after membership has ceased.

Dues renewal: you can sign up for one year of print issues to be mailed to you at a cost of $72. Because the mailing list for each issue is sent to the mailing service 2 months in advance of the mailing date you must renew by October 1st every year to ensure uninterrupted receipt of your print copy.

New members: at the time of membership acceptance you will be offered a pro-rated price to receive print copies of GIM through the end of the year. Because the mailing list for each issue is sent to the mailing service 2 months in advance of the mailing date, there may be a delay in receiving your first print copy, but it should be no later than 2 months after you signed up for print delivery.

How will I know when a new issue has posted online?
You can sign up for an electronic table of contents to be delivered directly to your inbox each month. Click here to be taken to our publisher website where you can sign up for e-alerts on GIM.

I opted out of print but am continuing to receive printed journals.
The mailing list for each issue is sent to the mailing service 2 months in advance of the mailing date. This can cause considerable delays in stopping receipt of print copies. If it has been two months since you opted out please contact membership@acmg.net to stop receiving print issues of GIM.

I opted in to print but have not yet received a print copy
The mailing list for each issue is sent to the mailing service 2 months in advance of the mailing date. This can cause considerable delays in starting to receive print copies. If it has been two months since you purchased a print subscription but have not received your first issue, please contact membership@acmg.net.

Can I change my mind after I have renewed and start a print subscription?
No. You must decide at dues renewal, or the start of your membership, whether you wish to receive print journals. You cannot change this designation through the year. Existing members can stop or start receiving print journals at dues renewal only.

Can I order a single print issue of Genetics in Medicine?
Yes. Please contact Springer Nature’s Customer Service, providing them with the journal name, volume, and issue and a price quote will be given for the single issue.

More questions?
For inquiries please contact membership@acmg.net.

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A Call to Trainees!

Submit your research manuscript to Genetics in Medicine to be considered for the annual Richard King Trainee Award for Best Publication. Prizes awarded! For more information, please visit the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine