Genetic Epidemiology

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Edited By: Sanjay Shete

Impact Factor: 2.553

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 42/172 (Public Environmental & Occupational Health); 81/165 (Genetics & Heredity)

Online ISSN: 1098-2272


Genetic Epidemiology is the official journal of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society

Aims and Scope

Genetic Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed journal for discussion of research on the genetic causes of the distribution of human traits in families and populations. Emphasis is placed on the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors to human disease as revealed by genetic, epidemiological, and biologic investigations.

Genetic Epidemiology primarily publishes papers in statistical genetics, a research field that is primarily concerned with development of statistical, mathematical, and computational models for analyzing genetic data. Incorporation of underlying biology and population genetics into conceptual models is favored. The Journal seeks original articles comprising either applied research or innovative statistical, mathematical, computational, or genomic methodologies that advance studies in genetic epidemiology. Other types of reports are encouraged, such as letters to the editor, topic reviews, and perspectives from other fields of research that will likely enrich the field of genetic epidemiology.


Human and population geneticists · epidemiologists · biostatisticians · specialists in infectious and/or hereditary diseases


genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, complex trait, complex disease, linkage, association, gene by environment, heritability, pedigree, population genetics, quantitative trait, segregation, journal, online journal, Wiley Online Library

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