• Mission Statement
  • About the Journal
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  • Going Green
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Genetics in Medicine is a monthly journal committed to the 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

As the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), the journal will:

  • Provide a forum for discussion, debate and innovation concerning the changing 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

Finally, as genetics becomes increasingly important in the wider medical arena, we will be an accessible and authoritative resource for the dissemination of medical genetic knowledge to providers outside of the genetics community through appropriate reviews, discussions, recommendations and guidelines.

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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  • Guide to Authors
Genetics in Medicine’s Manuscript Reviewer CME/CE Credit Guidelines

Thank you for agreeing to provide a review for Genetics in Medicine. We owe the success of the journal to our reviewers - clinicians, scientists, and scholars who take time out of their busy schedules to carefully read and critique manuscripts contributing to the integrity and quality of scholarly publications. Please refer to GIM’s guidelines and policies on eligibility to receive CME credit for peer review of a manuscript under consideration with the journal.


Target Audience
Genetics in Medicine reviewers

Learning Objectives
Participating in the review process may lead the reviewer to identify gaps in knowledge of their field, learn new skills, or reinforce existing expertise in their practice in order to complete the review process effectively.

At the conclusion of a review, participants should be able to:

  1. Analyze the manuscript and understand and communicate its strengths and weaknesses
  2. Summarize the quality and applicability of the manuscript to the field of medical genetics and genomics
  3. Describe the impact of the manuscript on their own practice

 

Continuing Education Information


CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME)

Accreditation:
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics designates this manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per review, and up to 15 credits per calendar year. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CONTENT VALIDATION AND FAIR BALANCE

  1. ACMG follows the ACCME policy on Content Validation for CME activities, which requires:
    a) All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients.
    b) All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of patient care recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.
  2. Activities that fall outside the definition of CME/CE; “Educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession” (source: ACCME and AMA) will not be certified for credit. CME activities that promote recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing medicine or pharmacy that are not within the definition of CME/CE or, are known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or, are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.
  3. Presentations and CME/CE activity materials must give a balanced view of therapeutic options; use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the CME/CE educational materials or content includes trade names, where available, trade names from several companies must be used.

OFF-LABEL USES OF PRODUCTS
When an off-label use of a product, or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose, is discussed during an educational activity, the accredited sponsor shall require the speaker to disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion, or that the product is still investigational. Discussions of such uses shall focus on those uses that have been subject of objective investigation.

HIPAA COMPLIANCE BY FACULTY
The ACMG supports medical information privacy. While the ACMG is not a “covered entity” under HIPAA 1996 and therefore is not required to meet these standards, ACMG wishes to take reasonable steps to ensure that the presentation of individually identifiable health information at ACMG-sponsored events has been properly authorized. All presenters have completed a form indicating whether they intend to present any form of individually identifiable healthcare information. If so, they were asked either to attest that a HIPAA-compliant consent form is on file at their institution, or to send ACMG a copy of the ACMG HIPAA compliance form. This information is on record at the ACMG Administrative Office and will be made available upon request.

DISCLAIMER
ACMG educational programs are designed primarily as an educational tool for health care providers who wish to increase their understanding of the application of genomic technologies to patient care. The ACMG does not endorse, or recommend the use of this educational program to make patient diagnoses, particularly by individuals not trained in medical genetics. Adherence to the information provided in these programs does not necessarily ensure a successful diagnostic outcome. The program should not be considered inclusive of all proper procedures and tests or exclusive of other procedures and tests that are reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. In determining the propriety of any specific procedure or test, a healthcare provider should apply his or her own professional judgment to the specific clinical circumstances presented by the individual patient or specimen.

Financial Disclosures

GIM follows the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewer. To maintain the integrity of peer review, reviewers should not review a manuscript for the journal if they do not think that they are competent to assess the research described, they believe there is a conflict of interest that might bias their assessment of the manuscript, or there is any other situation that could bias their view. Reviewers should refer to GIM’s policy on potential conflicts prior to agreeing to act as a reviewer for the journal.

Disclosure Statement
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to influence and/or control the content of a continuing education activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest within the past 12 months and any conflicts must be resolved prior to the activity. Participants of educational programs must be informed of an organizer’s and/or a presenter’s academic and professional affiliations and existence of any relevant financial relationship a presenter has with any proprietary entity producing heath care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients, with the exemption of non-profit or government organization and non-health care related companies. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a speaker from making a presentation. This policy allows the participant to be fully knowledgeable in evaluating the information being presented. All disclosures have been reviewed by the COI sub-committee conflicts of interest are resolved. Disclosure includes any relevant relationship that may potentially bias the planning of the continuing education activity or may potentially bias one’s presentation or which, if known, could give the perception of bias.

The editor in chief, editorial board, and editorial staff who control this CME activity have no significant financial or commercial interests or relationships to disclose.

The editors who are in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose to the ACMG any relevant financial relationship(s) of the individual or spouse/partner that have occurred within the last 12 months with any commercial interest(s) whose products or services are related to the CME content. The ACMG has reviewed all disclosures of the journal’s editorial board. In the context of Manuscript Review CME, the ACMG has determined that, due to the scope of the content of this learning activity, there were no possible conflicts of interest to resolve for those in control of content.


GIM's Review Site
Instructions

When submitting your review, click “YES" if you are claiming CME credit for your review. You will be awarded CME credit if your review meets the following requirements for credit:

  1. Submitted in a timely manner
  2. Identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the manuscript
  3. Communicates review feedback effectively to the editors

If the request to receive CME/CE credit is approved, you will be required to answer the following question as applicable when claiming the credits:
Describe the impact this review has had on your practice and did you identify any gaps in your knowledge?

Approval to receive CME credits will be communicated to the reviewer at final manuscript decision. Instructions on how to proceed with self-reporting to receive CME credits through the ACMG’s Genetics Academy will be included in the approval letter. Upon completion of the self-report for the manuscript review you will receive a certificate which serves as documentation of your awarded AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

 


Genetics in MedicineGoing 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.

Purchase a GIM Print Subscription


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?
Yes. Members can sign-in with their ACMG credentials and purchase a subscription to GIM at any time here. The cost is prorated based on the date of purchase.

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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