Publisher Nature Publishing Group and the Japan Society of Human Genetics (JSHG) has announced the 2014 launch of Human Genome Variation, an online open access journal. The journal, a sister title to the Journal of Human Genetics, will go live on nature.com in 2014, and will begin accepting submissions early next year. A journal information site is now live at nature.com/hgv.
Led by Editor-in Chief Katsushi Tokunaga, Human Genome Variation will publish original research articles, summaries, reviews and data reports. The journal will seek to provide a forum for scientists working in human genetics, variation and mutation to publish their discoveries, results, analysis and insights.
Published research articles will be freely accessible online to a global audience immediately on publication. An article-processing charge (APC) will be levied on acceptance, and authors are offered a choice of Creative Commons Licenses, including the Creative Commons Attribution (BY) license.
Human Genome Variation is the 6th journal to be published by NPG in collaboration with partners in Japan, and 16th in the Asia-Pacific region. Its sister title, The Journal of Human Genetics, is the leading genetics journal based in the Asia-Pacific region.
Established in 1956, the JSHG is a broad-based society whose membership includes clinical and research human geneticists, cytogenetecists and genetic counsellors. It is heavily involved in education and provides authoritative guidelines on key issues in human genetics in Japan.