Russian Journal of Genetics is a journal intended to make significant contribution to the development of genetics. The journal publishes reviews and experimental papers in the areas of theoretical and applied genetics. It presents fundamental research on genetic processes at molecular, cell, organism, and population levels, including problems of the conservation and rational management of genetic resources and the functional genomics, evolutionary genomics and medical genetics.


Russian Journal of Genetics is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 600 experts from 9 countries. The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 5 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 14 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 34%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

  • Founded in 1965, the journal has made a significant contribution to the revival of genetics in the former Soviet Union
  • Publishes reviews and experimental papers in the areas of theoretical and applied genetics
  • Presents fundamental research on genetic processes at the molecular, cell, organism, and population levels

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  • Nikolay Yankovsky
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0.559 (2018)
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0.680 (2018)
Five year impact factor
24,524 (2018)

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  1. Authors

    • E. V. Chekalin
    • A. D. Zolotarenko
    • S. A. Bruskin
    Content type: HUMAN GENETICS

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