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Journal of Genetics

Journal of Genetics

Published by the Indian Academy of Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: H A. Ranganath

ISSN: 0022-1333 (print version)
ISSN: 0973-7731 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12041

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  • Published by the Indian Academy of Sciences
  • Founded 1910, this is the oldest English language journal in genetics
  • Retains its interest in evolutionary research
  • Presents information of relevance to geneticists, even if not explicitly genetic
  • Co-published with the Indian Academy of Sciences

This is the oldest English language journal in genetics. Founded by W. Bateson and R. C. Punnett in 1910, the Journal of Genetics was later edited by J. B. S. Haldane; later, Haldane and his wife, Helen Spurway brought the journal with them to India.

After his death in 1964, Mrs. Haldane continued publication of the journal, with Madhav Gadgil and H. Sharat Chandra (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) and Suresh Jayakar (Laboratorio de Genetica Biochimica ed Evoluzionistica, Pavia) as editors, until her own death in 1977. In 1985, with the permission of Haldane’s heirs, the Indian Academy of Sciences resumed publication of the journal.

The journal retains its traditional interest in evolutionary research that is of relevance to geneticists, even if not explicitly genetic in nature.

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Impact Factor: 0.672 (2017) * 

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    The journal retains its traditional interest in evolutionary research that is of relevance to geneticists, even if this is not explicitly genetical in nature. The journal covers all areas of genetics and evolution,including molecular genetics and molecular evolution.It publishes papers and review articles on current topics, commentaries and essayson ideas and trends in genetics and evolutionary biology, historical developments, debates and book reviews. From 2010 onwards, the journal has published a special category of papers termed ‘Online Resources’. These are brief reports on the development and the routine use of molecular markers for assessing genetic variability within and among species. Also published are reports outlining pedagogical approaches in genetics teaching.

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