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Genome Research is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. The focus of the journal is on research that provides novel insights into the genome biology of all organisms, including advances in genomic medicine. This scope includes genome structure and function, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, genome-scale quantitative and population genetics, proteomics, epigenomics, and systems biology. The journal also features interesting gene discoveries and reports of cutting-edge computational biology and high-throughput biology methodologies. New data in these areas are published as research papers, or methods and resource reports that provide novel information on technologies or tools that will be of interest to a broad readership. The journal was established in 1991 as PCR Methods and Applications and obtained its current title in 1995. Disregarding review journals, Genome Research ranks 2nd in the category 'Genetics and Genomics' after Nature Genetics. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2014 impact factor of 14.63.[1]

Genome Research  
DisciplineGenetics, genomics
Publication details
Former name(s)
PCR Methods and Applications
Delayed (after 6 months)
10.101 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Genome Res.
ISSN1088-9051 (print)
1549-5469 (web)
OCLC no.33123409


  1. ^ "Genome Research". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2015.

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