A major contribution to the long-term storage and access of data on mutation for genes and disease has been established with the launch of Human Genomics and Proteomics, the first database journal affiliated with a database, FINDbase: the National/Ethnic Mutation Database documenting frequencies of causative mutations leading to inherited disorders in various populations worldwide.
The first title to be launched through SAGE-Hindawi – the joint collaboration between SAGE and Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Human Genomics and Proteomics (HGP) is a peer-reviewed international open access journal that will provide a unique forum for the discussion of research on human genomics and proteomics, systems biology and various aspects of personalized medicine.
The journal’s affiliation with the FINDbase database offers a distinct opportunity to widen access to essential reference information on population-specific mutation data across a range of genetic disorders. The journal will publish high quality original and review articles comprising research on human genomics and proteomics. Additionally, short articles including datasets on population-specific distribution and frequencies of disease-causing mutations will be considered for inclusion in the journal’s dedicated section. These articles will also be peer-reviewed and, if accepted, will be published against a PubMed ID upon acceptance of the journal by PubMed/Medline.
“As the first journal with an affiliated database in this discipline, HGP offers a unique opportunity to authors to open up access to their research to the widest possible community,” commented Dr George Patrinos, newly appointed joint Editor in Chief along with Dr Emanuel Petricoin. “We’re delighted to be working with SAGE and Hindawi on this new title”.
Dr Patrinos will launch Human Genomics and Proteomics with a presentation on Saturday 31st May 2008 at the Human Genome Variation Society symposium: “How to Explore Human Genotype to Phenotype Relationships”, a satellite event of the European Society of Human Genetics 2008 meeting, Barcelona, Spain http://www.hgvs.org/Barcelona08. A copy of Dr Patrinos’ presentation will be freely available online from Monday 2nd June 09:00 BST. To download a copy visit www.sagepub.co.uk/hgp.
Human Genomics and Proteomics (e-ISSN: 1757-4242) will be available online only, from the SAGE-Hindawi platform. Human Genomics and Proteomics is an Open Access journal: publishing an article requires an Article Processing Charge of £700.
For further information on article fees and submissions visit www.sage-hindawi.com/journals/hgp.