The time has come! The HUGO Journal’s first articles are now online.
- Genetic variation in response to a typhoid vaccine by David Cox
- Genetic determinants of immune-response to a polysaccharide vaccine for typhoid by Partha P. Majumder et al.
- Targeted genome-wide investigation identifies novel SNPs associated with diabetic nephropathy by Amy Jayne McKnight et al.
- Profiling β-thalassaemia mutations in India at state and regional levels: implications for genetic education, screening and counselling programmes by S. Sinha et al.
- Intra-consortium data sharing in multi-national, multi-institutional genomic studies: gaps and guidance by Jerome Amir Singh et al.
- Germs, genomics and global public health by T. Pang
Which one will you be reading first?
This post was contributed by Professor Anthony Brookes, Chairperson of the Human Genome Organization Publication Committee.
Instead, what the world does need is a trusted voice (like HUGO) which reaches out to the world and illuminates and debates the ways in which genetics & genomics are eventually starting to impact clinical medicine.
With this objective in mind, HUGO is launching The HUGO Journal, which will have features of both a journal and a database, aiming to publish high-profile papers and leverage web technologies to promote extensive data sharing.
This will consolidate the role of HUGO as a leading scientific organisation, and enable HUGO to continue promoting exciting new developments in the modern biomedical era. For example, The HUGO Journal will use advanced technologies to enable researchers to publish their discoveries, and actively support the field’s healthy trend towards early and complete data sharing. Hence, we can describe this project as a journal-database, rather than just a journal or just a database.
In short, The HUGO Journal aims to advance the whole culture of research and data publication, with an emphasis upon exploiting basic research for real-world medical progress, e.g., genomic medicine – certainly not just another bioscience journal!
To submit a manuscript to The HUGO Journal, please visit the Online Manuscript Submission, Review and Tracking System.
Official Press Release, 11 July 2009
Prof. Anthony Brookes, Chairperson of the Human Genome Organization Publication Committee shares his thoughts on the new journal in this blog post – The HUGO Journal.
Starting in October 2009, Springer will publish The HUGO Journal in cooperation with the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO). Formerly published at Springer as Genomic Medicine, The HUGO Journal has a new design, new features and a new editorial team. Members of HUGO will receive free access to the journal online and be able to purchase print subscriptions at discounted rates.
The HUGO Journal will focus on discoveries arising from the basic, clinical and population explorations of the human genome and genomes of organisms relevant to human health. The journal will publish primary research papers of the highest quality as well as in-depth review articles on important topics pertaining to genomic medicine, human genetics, computational genomics and genomic technologies. The HUGO Journal will also publish key consensus reports and policy guidelines from the HUGO Council and its subcommittees. Several new sections featuring the description and utility of genomic databases as well as special reports on innovation and technology advances will be offered to foster the exchange of information relevant to genomic scientists.
“We are delighted to work with Springer to publish The HUGO Journal. In line with our new direction to focus on enhancing genomic capabilities, The HUGO Journal will definitely be an important instrument to promote knowledge, excitement and networking,” said Professor Edison Liu, President of HUGO and Executive Director of the Genome Institute of Singapore.
Peter Butler, Editorial Director, Biomedical Unit at Springer, said, “We are very pleased to be partnering with such a prestigious society. Working together with the Human Genome Organisation, we look forward to supporting the advance of genomics research.”
The Human Genome Organisation, an international organisation established in 1988, encourages collaboration among genome scientists around the world. Now that the human genome has been sequenced, the organisation is seeking the biological meaning of its information content and to this end, is focusing on the medical implications of genomic knowledge. HUGO also works to improve the genomic capabilities in the emerging countries of the world.
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher of books and journals, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. It publishes close to 500 academic and professional society journals. Springer is part of the publishing group Springer Science+Business Media. In the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector, the group publishes around 2,000 journals and more than 6,500 new books a year, as well as the largest STM eBook Collection worldwide. Springer has operations in about 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and more than 5,000 employees.
The HUGO Journal ISSN: 1877-6558 (print version), ISSN: 1877-6566 (electronic version)