American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A

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Edited By: John C. Carey

Impact Factor: 2.082

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 106/165 (Genetics & Heredity)

Online ISSN: 1552-4833

Associated Title(s): American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics

New Editor in Chief

Dr. Max Muenke

We are pleased to announce the new Editor in Chief of AJMG Part A: Dr. Maximilian Muenke (Bethesda, USA).
Dr. Muenke will officially assume the editorship in January 2017.
We are most thankful to Dr. John C. Carey, who has expertly guided AJMG as Editor in Chief through 16 years and maintained the long-respected “Blue Journal” as a major publication in medical genetics.

2016 John M. Opitz Award Winner

Opitz Award

In honor of Dr. Opitz, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Wiley-Blackwell is seeking nominations for its annual John M. Opitz Young Investigator Award.

The recipient of this award is selected on the basis of significant research published in AJMG in 2015. The paper must cover one of the following areas of research: congenital anomalies, mechanisms of morphogenesis and malformations, developmental biology, or genes involved in development.

More details for the 2016 John M. Opitz Award

Congratulations to Dr. Marco Castori, the winner of the 2015 John M. Opitz Young Investigator Award, for his paper:Nosology and inheritance pattern(s) of joint hypermobility syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type: A study of intrafamilial and interfamilial variability in 23 Italian pedigrees.

Virtual Issue

Growth Curves for Genetic Syndromes and Physical Characteristics

The Growth Curves for Genetic Syndromes and Physical Characteristics virtual issue comprises prototypic articles published in AJMG over the last few decades. These types of curves are crucial as underscored throughout the series on papers in the January 2009 Special Issue of AJMG, Elements of Morphology: Standard Terminology, and more recently, in the November 2012 Special Issue of AJMG, Growth Charts in Genetic Syndromes. These articles are among the most widely read and cited in the Journal.