- We are an official journal of the world-leading French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE).
- Published for more than 50 years, our journal is a leading influencer in the field of genetics and selection in domestic animal species.
- Our expert editorial team provides thorough and constructive peer review, and as an open access journal we ensure that your work is both immediately accessible and highly discoverable.
Aims and scope
Genetics Selection Evolution is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to original research on all aspects of genetics and selection in farm animal species and in other species that provide novel and/or relevant insights into the genetics of farm animals.
With the vast, recent increase in the amount and spectrum of available genetic, genomic, phenomic, and other -omic data, there is an ever-increasing requirement for the collaboration and successful integration of varied results, techniques, and methods in furthering the advancement of the future of genetics to benefit farm animals and associated production systems.
The journal Genetics Selection Evolution focuses on contributing to these developments by providing a high-visibility forum for the dissemination of original reports, reviews, and perspectives that will prompt new insights and discussions, as well as broaden the readers’ scientific interests.
Genetics Selection Evolution publishes results from all levels of study, from the gene to the quantitative trait, from the individual to the population, the breed or the species. Contributions concerning both the biological approach, from molecular genetics to quantitative genetics, as well as the mathematical approach, from population genetics to statistics, are welcome. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: statistical genetics and genomics, breeding objectives, development and analysis of new phenotypes and large-scale phenotyping, analysis of whole-genome and other -omics data, genetic evaluation and prediction models, genomic and other selection and breeding strategies, use of biotechnology in animal breeding, integration of heterogeneous genomic data, applied and experimental selection, gene and QTL mapping and characterization, functional genomics, characterization and management of genetic diversity of populations, theory and mathematical models relevant to genetics of farm animal populations. Contributions must include statements on the relevance of the work to the broader readership of the journal.
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Genetics Selection Evolution operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Manuscripts submitted to Genetics Selection Evolution will be evaluated initially by the Executive Editors, and appropriate manuscripts will then be sent to Associate Editors, who will choose recognized experts in the field for peer review. The Editors consider the reports of either two or three reviewers when deciding on acceptance or rejection of a manuscript and they aim to provide the first decision within eight weeks.
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Citing articles in Genetics Selection Evolution
Articles in Genetics Selection Evolution should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Gen Sel Evol [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Gen Sel Evol 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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Genetics Selection Evolution offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
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