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The Application of Clinical Genetics

ISSN: 1178-704X

The following Article Collection/ Thematic Series is currently open for submissions:

Genetics Disorders in Consanguineous Populations

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Article Collection on "Genetics Disorders in Consanguineous Populations" in The Application of Clinical Genetics.

Consanguineous marriages, which are unions between people who are closely related, have a long history in many cultures around the world. While such weddings occur in a variety of communities worldwide, they are especially widespread in some places where cultural, societal, and religious variables impact marital traditions. Consanguinity has important consequences for population genetic health since it increases the risk of inheriting genetic diseases. There has been a rise in interest and worry recently on the impact of consanguineous marriages on the prevalence and distribution of genetic disorders as well as the larger implications for clinical management, genetic counselling, and public health. 

This Article Collection aims to highlight the complexities of genetic disorders in consanguineous populations and to spark discussion and action towards addressing the particular opportunities and challenges in this field. It is the result of collaborative efforts among researchers, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and community stakeholders, and it is composed of contributions from a wide range of disciplines. 

With an emphasis on populations where consanguineous marriages are common, this Article Collection seeks to investigate the intricate relationship between consanguinity and genetic diseases. Understanding the impact of consanguinity on genetic disorders is crucial for informing public health policies, clinical management, and genetic counselling practices. Preferred article types for this collection include original research articles, review articles, case studies, and short reports. 

This Collection will explore several aspects of genetic conditions in consanguineous populations through a multidisciplinary lens, including:

1. Clinical symptoms

2. Molecular processes

3. Epidemiological trends

4. Diagnostic hurdles

5. Therapeutic strategies

6. Public health consequences.

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisors for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 15 January 2025.

Please submit your manuscript on our website, quoting the promo code TUCIO to indicate that your submission is for consideration in this Article Collection. Please note that articles submitted will be subject to the standard Article Processing Charge.

Please contact Ashley Ambros at [email protected] with any queries and discount codes regarding this Article Collection.

Guest Advisors

Prof. Majid Alfadhel, Deputy Executive Director of King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre, Chairman of Genetics and Precision Medicine Department (GPM), Director of Medical Genomic Research Lab, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

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Dr. Muhammad Umair, Associate Research Scientist, Team Leader Functional Studies, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)

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Call For Papers

Editor-in-Chief: Martin Henrik Maurer

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What is the advantage to you of publishing in The Application of Clinical Genetics?

  • It is an open access journal which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.
  • Although The Application of Clinical Genetics receives many papers, unlike most traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.
  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. The Application of Clinical Genetics has a quicker turnaround time than this. Generally peer review is complete within 3-4 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-14 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 6 weeks for first editorial decision.
  • Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

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Martin Henrik Maurer
The Application of Clinical Genetics

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