The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has announced that Dr. Michael J. Bamshad has been named the inaugural editor-in-chief of Human Genetics and Genomics Advances (HGG Advances), the new open access journal of the Society, which will begin accepting submissions in spring 2020. Bamshad is Chief of the Genetic Medicine Division of the Department of Pediatrics at Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington (UW), where he is also Director of the Center for Clinical Genomics and principal investigator the UW Center for Mendelian Genomics.
Announced in July 2019, HGG Advances will publish across the complete spectrum of human genetics and genomics research. Its mission will be to build the human genetics and genomics knowledge base, and it will be a home for a wide range of research that meets the enduring standards of ASHG for scientific rigor, validity, and reproducibility.
The journal will offer rapid review and consider direct submissions as well as offer prompt, easy cascade from the leading journal of the Society, The American Journal of Human Genetics (AJHG), for authors interested in that option. HGG Advances may also experiment with publishing and review models that speed and advance research goals. Submissions will be accepted beginning in spring 2020, with the first articles slated to be published later in the year.
Bamshad has served on the editorial boards of AJHG and the American Journal of Medical Genetics, and has reviewed for dozens of leading genetics publications. His research scholarship and clinical practice interests are wide-ranging, and he has been principal investigator, co-investigator, and mentor on dozens of grants funded from multiple National Institutes of Health institutes and centers, as well as author on 300 published papers.
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