From the days when Mendel studied peas in his monastery garden, to Darwin’s eye-opening journey on the HMS Beagle; from Fisher’s mathematical reconciliation of the Darwinian and Mendelian perspectives, to Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, and the present era of megascale genomics projects; the field of genetics has progressed from obscurity, to heresy, to arcane science, to the province of highly specialized scientists and science fiction writers, to being intricately woven into every aspect of modern biomedicine.
All specialty sections of Frontiers in Genetics are open-access and aim to publish leading-edge research, reviews, opinions, and commentaries across the full spectrum of genetic and genomic inquiry, from the most basic to the most applied; across all branches of the tree of life; embracing methodology, applications, and implications. Too often, intellectual sub-fields remain fragmented and miss out on the cross-fertilization and hybrid vigor for which any geneticist would wish.
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Frontiers in Genetics is composed of the following Specialty Sections:
The specialty sections of Frontiers in Genetics welcome submission of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Technology Report, Erratum and Classification.
When submitting a manuscript to Frontiers in Genetics, authors must submit the material directly to one of the specialty sections. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the respective specialty section.
Articles published in the specialty sections above will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Genetics.