Genome Medicine is an open access journal publishing outstanding research in the application of genetics, genomics and multi-omics to understand, diagnose and treat disease, bridging the basic science and clinical research communities. Our publication policy combines selection for broad interest and importance with a commitment to serving authors well.
Hospitable publishing process. Genome Medicine offers rapid evaluation and clear and continuous communication on the progress of your manuscript. Upon submission, our in-house editors work with carefully selected reviewers and where necessary our Editorial Board of leading international experts to ensure a high quality and constructive editorial and peer review process.
High visibility. All content is open access immediately on publication. Papers that are published in Genome Medicine are featured on our website with article-level metrics and promoted via press releases, blogs and social media.
Flexible formatting. To facilitate the submission process, we are flexible with regard to the format, style and length of initial submissions. If it is more convenient to the authors, manuscripts can be uploaded as a single PDF or a Microsoft Word file with high resolution figures, figure legends and supplemental information included. The cover letter is provided separately during the submission process. Journal-specific formatting is required only once manuscripts reach the later stages of the publication process.
Presubmission enquiries. Authors who are seeking editorial input on whether their manuscripts would be appropriate for Genome Medicine can send us a presubmission enquiry. Presubmission inquiries should include a title, an abstract and a cover letter explaining the significance of the advance and the potential interest to our readership. Authors can also include the full manuscript in its current format. All presubmission enquiries should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-submissions to other BMC ‘flagship’ journals. If a paper is potentially appropriate in scope for Genome Medicine and Genome Biology or BMC Biology authors have the opportunity to submit a manuscript for joint consideration at two of these journals at the same time. For a paper to be considered as a co-submission, authors should upload their manuscript to one of the two journals and note in their cover letter that they would like a co-consideration with the second journal. Each journal will evaluate the paper independently. If both journals decide to send the paper for review, the editors will select reviewers together for a peer review process that evaluates the manuscript for both journals, and will make independent decisions based on reviewers’ feedback. For any questions about co-submissions, please contact email@example.com.