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Genes and Environment transferred to publishing with BioMed Central in 2015 after being self published since 2006. All back content is available in the archive.

Article collections

10th Anniversary Special Issue
Collection published 1 July 2016

JEMS Open Symposium 2015: “Life Style and Cancer”
Collection published: 22 January 2016

Asian Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ACEM2014)
Collection published: 1 August 2015

Aims and scope

Genes and Environment is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to accelerate communications among global scientists working in the field of genes and environment. The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including environmental mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, environmental genomics and epigenetics, molecular epidemiology, genetic toxicology and regulatory sciences.

BioMed Central author academy

A practical guide on writing and publishing a scientific manuscript is provided by the BioMed Central author academy, with various languages available.

Society information

The mission of the Japanese Environmental Mutagens Society is to discover how environmental mutagens affect all organisms, and to promote and apply this knowledge to protect human health and our environment. The Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society was founded in 1972, and since then the society has hosted annual conferences and open symposia on timely topics. The society is a member of the Asian Association of the Environmental Mutagen Societies and the International Association of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Societies.

Society news

8 July 2016: Genes and Environment articles are now fully searchable on PubMed Central. 

14 June 2016: JEMS The "Genes and Environment 2015 Best Paper Award" has been given to Coulibaly et al. "Long-range transport of mutagens and other air pollutants from mainland East Asia to western Japan". The award ceremony will be held at the JEMS 45th Annual Meeting in Tsukuba, Japan.

18 February 2016: JEMS are delighted to announce that Genes and Environment has now been accepted for indexing in PubMed Central.

Editor's profile

Professor Takashi Yagi heads the Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan. His laboratory, Molecular and Cellular Genetics, performs molecular studies on DNA damage and mutations, and on substances disturbing human epigenetic and transcriptional systems.