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Human Heredity



Aims and Scope

Methodological and applied genetic research - from populations to disease mechanisms

Gathering original research reports and short communications from all over the world, Human Heredity is devoted to methodological and applied research on the genetics of human populations, association and linkage analysis, genetic mechanisms of disease, and new methods for statistical genetics, for example, analysis of rare variants and results from next-generation sequencing. The value of this information to many branches of medicine is shown by the number of citations the journal receives in fields ranging from immunology and hematology to epidemiology and public health planning. Special issues on methodological topics (such as “Consanguinity and Genomics” in 2014; “Integration of Omics Data in Genetic Epidemiology” in 2015) or reviews of advances in particular fields (“Genetic Diversity in European Populations: Evolutionary Evidence and Medical Implications” in 2014; “Genes and the Environment in Obesity” in 2013) are published every year. Renowned experts in the field are invited to contribute to these special issues.

Bibliographic Details

Human Heredity
Journal Abbreviation: Hum Hered
ISSN: 0001-5652 (Print)
e-ISSN: 1423-0062 (Online)
DOI: 10.1159/issn.0001-5652

Open Access

Open Access since 2022


Listed in bibliographic services, including:

PubMed | US National Library of Medicine
MEDLINE | US National Library of Medicine
Web of Science | Clarivate Analytics
Science Citation Index | Clarivate Analytics
Science Citation Index Expanded | Clarivate Analytics
Current Contents - Life Sciences | Clarivate Analytics
BIOSIS Previews | Clarivate Analytics
Google Scholar | Google
Chemical Abstracts Service | American Chemical Society
Scopus | Elsevier
Embase | Elsevier
Pathway Studio | Elsevier
Health Research Premium Collection | ProQuest
Medical Database | ProQuest
Health & Medical Collection | ProQuest
ProQuest Central | ProQuest
WorldCat | OCLC
Cabell's | Cabell's Whitelist


Founded 1948 as 'Acta Genetica et Statistica Medica' by Gunnar Dahlberg (1948/1950-1964), continued in 1965 by M. Hauge (1965-1968), changed in 1969 to ‘Human Heredity’, continued in 1969 by M. Hauge and L. Beckman (1969-1983), continued in 1984 by L. Beckman (1984-1990), continued in 1991 by Jürg Ott (1991–2004), continued in 2005 by Marcella Devoto (2005-2012), continued in 2013 by Françoise Clerget-Darpoux (2013-2016), continued in 2017 by Emmanuelle Génin (2017)

Vol. 1-18 (1948/1950-1968) were published under the journal's former title Acta Genetica et Statistica Medica.
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