Call for papers – Personal Genomes: Access Sharing & Interpretation

Dear Colleague,

I would like to bring to your attention our call for submission of original research articles in a Special Issue on “Personal Genomes: Access Sharing & Interpretation”. This Special Issue will be published as a Supplement of the journal BMC Medical Genomics. We will be featuring research from the Personal Genomes Conference, held virtually by Wellcome Connecting Science on April 28-30, 2021, together with additional articles from the research community within scope.

Information on how to submit is available at the landing page at the journal itself:

Scope: This special article collection (AKA Supplement) aims to disseminate novel research reflecting any of the following areas:

           • Promotion of diverse genome research and datasets (e.g., rare diagnostic variants in non-Europeans)

           • Clinical implementation and interpretation of personal genomes (e.g., applicability of polygenic risk scores and pharmacogenetics findings)

           • Infrastructure and innovation in personal genomics (e.g., analytics to enable research insights)

           • Data sharing: trust and governance in personal genomics (e.g., meaningful engagement with underrepresented communities)

Publication charges: There will be a Publication Charge of GBP 1,457 (One thousand four hundred and fifty seven Pounds Sterling), in the event that their Article is accepted for publication following peer review and acceptance by the Journal. Such fees are payable regardless of any membership arrangements, no further discounts shall be applied, and it shall be the responsibility of the author to pay this sum to the Publisher. Prior to submission of Articles to the Publisher, the Organiser shall collect written confirmation from the relevant author of their agreement to this arrangement. 

The Editors of this Special Issue in BMC Medical Genomics are Gustavo Glusman (Institute for Systems Biology, USA), Mahsa Shabani (University of Ghent, Belgium) and Manuel Corpas (Cambridge Precision Medicine, UK). If prospective authors have any questions related to submitting a manuscript please feel free to contact me or any of the editors.

Deadline: The submission date for manuscripts will be September 30, 2021. The Organisers will use its best endeavours to submit all Articles, along with copies of reviewer reports, reviewer names and contact details, signed copyright forms, and related author correspondence in a format acceptable to and by arrangement with the Publisher by 31 December 2021.

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