Genes, Brain and Behavior
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Genes Brain Behav.|
|Discipline||Neuroscience, genetics, behavioral sciences, psychiatry|
|Edited by||Andrew Holmes|
|Delayed, after 2 years; hybrid|
Genes, Brain and Behavior (also known as G2B) is a peer-reviewed online-only scientific journal covering research in the fields of behavioral, neural, and psychiatric genetics. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society. The journal was established in 2002 as a quarterly and is currently published monthly. G2B is a hybrid open access journal, but all content is available online for free two years after publication.
Overview and history
Genes, Brain and Behavior is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society. Volume 1 appeared in 2002 and issues appeared quarterly. As submissions increased, the journal switched in 2003 to a bimonthly schedule, in 2006 to 8-times-a-year, and in 2014 to a monthly frequency. Content is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, after a 12-month embargo, from EBSCOhost. Authors can elect to have accepted articles published as open access. All content is available online for free 24 months after publication. The journal was originally published in both print and electronic versions, but since 2014 the journal is online-only.
In its third year, Genes, Brain and Behavior was available in 1400 academic libraries. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2012 impact factor is 3.597, ranking the journal 84th out of 251 journals in the category "Neurosciences" and 10th out of 49 journals in the category "Behavioral Sciences".
The five journals that as of 2012[update] have cited Genes, Brain and Behavior most often, are (in order of descending citation frequency) PLoS ONE, Behavioural Brain Research, Genes, Brain and Behavior, Neuropharmacology, and Physiology & Behavior. As of 2012[update], the five journals that have been cited most frequently by articles published in Genes, Brain and Behavior are Journal of Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, Nature, and Neuron.
The journal has developed standards for the publication of mouse mutant studies. Many mouse mutant studies have serious methodological problems leading to fatally flawed scientific conclusions, causing a waste of time, effort, and research resources, and leading to ethical problems because of the unnecessary use of live animals for flawed studies. These standards are gradually being accepted more widely in the field.
Abstracting and indexing
Genes, Brain and Behavior is abstracted and indexed in:
- Academic Search and Academic Search Premier
- Biological Abstracts
- BIOSIS Previews
- CSA Animal Behavior Abstracts
- CSA Biological Sciences Database
- CSA Neurosciences Abstracts
- Dietary Supplements
- Elsevier BIOBASE
- Index Medicus
- ProQuest databases
- PsycINFO/Psychological Abstracts
- Science Citation Index Expanded
Most cited articles
- Rubenstein JL, Merzenich MM (2003). "Model of autism: increased ratio of excitation/inhibition in key neural systems". Genes, Brain and Behavior 2 (5): 255–67. doi:10.1034/j.1601-183X.2003.00037.x. PMID 14606691.
- Moy, SS; Nadler, JJ; Perez, A; Barbaro, RP; Johns, JM; Magnuson, TR; Piven, J; Crawley, JN (2004). "Sociability and preference for social novelty in five inbred strains: An approach to assess autistic-like behavior in mice". Genes, Brain and Behavior 3 (5): 287–302. doi:10.1111/j.1601-1848.2004.00076.x. PMID 15344922.
- Gould TD, Gottesman II (2006). "Psychiatric endophenotypes and the development of valid animal models". Genes, Brain and Behavior 5 (2): 113–9. doi:10.1111/j.1601-183X.2005.00186.x. PMID 16507002.
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- Holmes, Andrew (2012). "Genes, Brain and Behavior: At the vanguard of behavioral and genomic neuroscience". Genes, Brain and Behavior 11: 1. doi:10.1111/j.1601-183X.2011.00760.x.
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- Crusio WE, Goldowitz D, Holmes A, Wolfer D (February 2009). "Standards for the publication of mouse mutant studies". Genes, Brain and Behavior 8 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1111/j.1601-183X.2008.00438.x. PMID 18778401.
- Crusio, Wim E. (2004). "Flanking gene and genetic background problems in genetically manipulated mice". Biological Psychiatry 56 (6): 381–385. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2003.12.026.
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- Editorial (September 2009). "Troublesome variability in mouse studies". Nature Neuroscience 12 (9): 1075. doi:10.1038/nn0909-1075. PMID 19710643. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
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