Journal of Human Genetics

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Journal of Human Genetics  
Former names
Japanese Journal of Human Genetics
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Hum. Genet.
Discipline Human genetics
Language English
Edited by Katsushi Tokunaga
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 1434-5161 (print)
1435-232X (web)
LCCN sn98039238
OCLC no. 474778834

The Journal of Human Genetics is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of human genetics and genomics. It was established in 1956 as the Japanese Journal of Human Genetics and was independently published by the Japan Society of Human Genetics. In 1998 Springer Science+Business Media took over publishing. It has been published by the Nature Publishing Group since January 2009. While under Springer the publication frequency changed from bimonthly to monthly. Since 2014 the editor-in-chief is Naomichi Matsumoto (Yokohama City University).[1] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 2.462.[2]


  1. ^ Matsumoto, Naomichi (2014). "A message from the new Editor-in-Chief". Journal of Human Genetics. 59: 1. doi:10.1038/jhg.2013.127. 
  2. ^ "Journal of Human Genetics". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015. 

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