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Public Health Genomics



Aims and Scope

From genome-based sciences to global public health

'Public Health Genomics' aims to bring principles of population science to the translation of genomic discovery for public health benefit globally. The three key functions of public health: Assessment, Policy Development, and Assurance, along with the cross-cutting theme of health equity, provide the framework for reviewing the appropriateness of submissions. To that end, the journal welcomes original research, notes from the field, reviews and commentaries within the following public health genomics research domains:

Surveillance Research focusing on efforts to monitor genetic factors that affect community health, and identify genetic risk factors influenced by avoidable environmental elements including behaviors.

Behavioral Research focusing on using information from genomic discovery to influence health behaviors.

Communication Research focusing on research to promote awareness and literacy among patient, community, and health professional populations to empower optimal access and uptake of genomics applications.

Community Engagement Research focusing on efforts (e.g., needs assessments) to engage stakeholders in the development and evaluation of interventions in community, clinical, organizational, and policy relating to genomics-informed health promotion.

ELSI Research focusing on work aimed to assess the ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic innovations for public health, clinical practice, and public policy.

Implementation Science Research focusing on the use of innovative study designs to test optimal approaches to integrating effective interventions into community, clinical, and other settings to promote health.

Across each of these domains, we especially encourage submissions focused on promoting health equity (e.g., addressing health disparities).

Bibliographic Details

Public Health Genomics
Journal Abbreviation: Public Health Genomics
ISSN: 1662-4246 (Print)
e-ISSN: 1662-8063 (Online)
DOI: 10.1159/issn.1662-4246

Open Access

Open Access since 2021


Listed in bibliographic services, including:

PubMed | US National Library of Medicine
MEDLINE | US National Library of Medicine
Web of Science | Clarivate Analytics
Social Sciences Citation Index | Clarivate Analytics
Science Citation Index Expanded | Clarivate Analytics
Current Contents - Clinical Medicine | Clarivate Analytics
Current Contents - Social & Behavioral Science | Clarivate Analytics
Google Scholar | Google
CAB Abstracts | CABI
Global Health | CABI
Scopus | Elsevier
Embase | Elsevier
Pathway Studio | Elsevier
Academic Search | EBSCO
Health Policy Reference Center | EBSCO
Health Research Premium Collection | ProQuest
Medical Database | ProQuest
Health & Medical Collection | ProQuest
ProQuest Central | ProQuest
WorldCat | OCLC
Cabell's | Cabell's Whitelist


Founded 1998 as 'Community Genetics' by Leo ten Kate (1998–2008), continued by B.M. Knoppers (2009–2011), M. Gwinn (2012–2013), A. Brand (2009–2017), N. Probst-Hensch (2018–2019), D. Horgan and G. Pravettoni (2020-2022) as 'Public Health Genomics'.

Vol. 1-11 (1998-2008) were published under the journal's former title Community Genetics.
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