Current Genetics publishes genetic, genomic, molecular and systems-level analysis of eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms and cell organelles. All articles are peer-reviewed. The journal welcomes submissions employing any type of research approach, be it analytical (aiming at a better understanding), applied (aiming at practical applications), synthetic or theoretical.
Current Genetics no longer accepts manuscripts describing the genome sequence of mitochondria/chloroplast of a small number of species. Manuscripts covering sequence comparisons and analyses that include a large number of species will still be considered.

  • Presents innovative research on eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms as well as cell organelles
  • Covers basic research and biotechnological applications
  • No page charges, free color figures (print & online)
  • Rapid handling of manuscripts
  • Accepts submissions of all journal styles. No reformatting necessary upon submission

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Martin Kupiec
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

3.464 (2018)
Impact factor
3.708 (2018)
Five year impact factor
10 days
Submission to first decision
43 days
Submission to acceptance
196,087 (2019)
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1432-0983
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0172-8083
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