Journal of Genetics

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Journal of Genetics  
Edited byRajiva Raman
Publication details
History1910–1977, 1985–present
0.825 (2018)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Genet.
ISSN0022-1333 (print)
0973-7731 (web)
OCLC no.908997602

The Journal of Genetics is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of genetics and evolution. It was established in 1910 by the British geneticists William Bateson and Reginald Punnett and is one of the oldest genetics journals.[1] It was later edited by J.B.S. Haldane, who emigrated to India in 1957, and continued publishing the journal from there.

On Haldane's death in 1964, his second wife Helen Spurway continued to publish the journal with Madhav Gadgil, H. Sharat Chandra, and Suresh Jayakar as editors until Spurway died in 1977 and the journal ceased publication. With the permission of Naomi Mitchison, Haldane's sister, it was revived in 1985 and has been published by the Indian Academy of Sciences, currently in collaboration with Springer Science+Business Media, since then. All volumes published between 1910 and 1994 (vol. 1-73) are available free on the website of the Indian Academy of Sciences.[2]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 1.108.[3]


  1. ^ "About this journal". Journal of Genetics. Springer. 2008. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  2. ^ "Archive". Journal of Genetics. Indian Academy of Sciences. 2008. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  3. ^ "Journal of Genetics". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016.

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