Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology

Publisher: Allerton Press, Inc.

ISSN PRINT: 0891-4168
ISSN ONLINE: 1934-841X


Publishing model: Hybrid

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  • 0.5 Impact Factor 2022
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  • 0.14Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2023
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  • Q4Quartile: Genetics 2023
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  • 0.15 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2023
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  • 13H-Index 2023
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Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology  is a peer-reviewed journal encompassing a wide array of contemporary theoretical and applied problems of molecular genetics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, molecular microbiology, and molecular virology. A significant portion of the journal is dedicated to research into the genetic machinery of microorganisms, investigating modes of genetic exchange, genetic mapping of pathogenic agents, and unveiling the structure and functions of extrachromosomal factors of heredity and migratory genetic elements. The journal also delves into theoretical explorations of genetic regulation mechanisms. The journal publishes results of research on molecular and genetic bases of a eukaryotic cell, the functioning of chromosomes and chromatin, the nature of alterations in malignancy, and a spectrum of hereditary conditions. The journal articles discuss the molecular foundations of virology, addressing topics such as the integration of viral and cellular genomes, as well as the challenges related to persistence. Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology  intends to feature content related to genetic engineering, encompassing aspects such as the synthesis and isolation of genes from natural reservoirs, the creation of plasmid- and virus-based vector, the production of recombinant DNA molecules, the creation of Gene Banks for Microbes, animals, and human. Additionally, the journal will cover topics related to the biotechnological manufacturing of hormones, constituents for antiviral vaccines, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. Previously focused on translation, the journal now has the aim to become an international publication and accepts manuscripts originally submitted in English from all countries, along with translated works. The peer review policy of the journal is independent of the manuscript source, ensuring a fair and unbiased evaluation process for all submissions.


The journal is intended for research workers mostly in infectious pathology, teachers of higher institutes and physicians interested in the problems of molecular genetics, microbiology and virology, proteomics of cancer.


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