The European Society
of Human Genetics

European Journal of Human Genetics

European Journal of Human Genetics

The European Journal of Human Genetics is the official publication of the European Society of Human Genetics, published monthly.  The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Gert-Jan van Ommen, and the editorial office is in Leiden.

The current impact factor of the EJHG is 3.650

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About the Journal

The EJHG publishes high-quality original research papers, review articles, short reports, scientific correspondence and announcements relevant to the development of research, education and medical application in the field of human genetics.  It covers molecular, clinical and cytogenetics, interfacing between advanced biomedical research and the clinician and bridging the great diversity of facilities, resources and viewpoints in the genetics community in Europe and elsewhere.  Please note that any manuscripts being submitted to the European Journal of Human Genetics should include an electronic version to assist the review process.

Key areas include:

  • Monogenic and multifactorial disorders
  • Development and malformation
  • Hereditary cancer
  • Gene mapping and functional studies
  • Genotype-phenotype correlations
  • Genetic variation and genome diversity
  • Advances in diagnostics
  • Therapy and prevention
  • Animal models
  • Genetic services
  • Community genetics

The journal also publishes invited editorials and commentaries, announcements of  Societal and other European activities and special issues of general interest for the European Human Genetics community.  


All editorial correspondence should be sent to:

European Journal of Human Genetics
Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)
c/o Dept. of Human Genetics
Room S-04-044
Phone: +31 (0)71-526 9403
Fax: +31 (0)71-526 8285
E-mail: ejhg(at)

Postal address:
Postzone S-04-P
P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands

Courier address:
Postzone S-04-P
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
The Netherlands


The Journal is published by Nature Publishing Group, and all business correspondence should be addressed to

European Journal of Human Genetics
Nature Publishing Group
Hampshire RG21 6XS
United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1256 329242
Fax: +44 (0) 1256 810526

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