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Aims and scope

Biochemical Genetics publishes peer-reviewed articles that address the biochemical principles underlying genome structure, expression and evolution, and which cover pure and applied approaches focusing on all life forms.

Its original, methodological and review articles are devoted to:
-Basic research on genome structure and mapping, gene expression and regulation, genetic variation, evolution and phylogenetics;
- Applied research on conservation genetics, agricultural genetics, and genetic epidemiology.

Biochemical Genetics welcomes original manuscripts that address and test clear scientific hypotheses, are directed to a broad scientific audience, and clearly contribute to the advancement of the field through the use of sound sampling or experimental design, reliable analytical methodologies and robust statistical analyses.

Although studies focusing on particular regions and target organisms are welcome, it is not the journal’s goal to publish essentially descriptive studies that provide results with narrow applicability, or are based on very small samples or pseudoreplication.

Rather, Biochemical Genetics welcomes review articles that go beyond summarizing previous publications and create added value through the systematic analysis and critique of the current state of knowledge or by conducting meta-analyses.

Methodological articles are also within the scope of Biological Genetics, particularly when new laboratory techniques or computational approaches are fully described and thoroughly compared with the existing benchmark methods.

Biochemical Genetics welcomes articles on the following topics:

  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Population genetics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbial genetics
  • Genetics and evolution of wild and cultivated plants
  • Animal genetics and evolution
  • Human genetics and evolution
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic markers of diseases
  • Gene technology and therapy
  • Experimental and analytical methods
  • Statistical and computational methods.