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  • [For JEMS members] New process to request APC discount.  Members are no longer requested to submit institution code to request APC discount during manuscript submission. Please see below 'Information for Authors' section for further information.
  • Updated Aims & Scope: to enhance the quality of Genes and Environment and its contents, the Journal has updated and revised its Aims and Scope.  

[Featured Article]:

Polymorphism in autophagy-related genes LRP1 and CAPZA1 may promote gastric mucosal atrophy

Naoyuki Yamaguchi, Takuki Sakaguchi, Hajime Isomoto, Tatsuo Inamine, Ryoya Tsukamoto, Daisuke Fukuda, Ken Ohnita, Tsutomu Kanda, Kayoko Matsushima, Tatsuro Hirayama, Kazuo Yashima & Kazuhiro Tsukamoto 

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Helicobacter pylori secretes cytotoxin-associated gene A (CagA) into the gastric epithelium, causing gastric mucosal atrophy (GMA) and gastric cancer. In contrast, host cells degrade CagA via autophagy. However, the association between polymorphisms in autophagy-related genes and GMA must be fully elucidated.

Read this article: Volume 45, Article number: 18 (2023)

[Featured Research]

Non-linear dose response of DNA double strand breaks in response to chronic low dose radiation in individuals from high level natural radiation areas of Kerala coast

Vinay Jain, Divyalakshmi Saini, D. C. Soren, V. Anil Kumar, P. R. Vivek Kumar, P. K. M. Koya, G. Jaikrishan & Birajalaxmi Das

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The human population living in high level natural radiation areas (HLNRAs) of Kerala coast provide unique opportunities to study the biological effects of low dose and low dose rate ionizing radiation below 100 mGy. The present study evaluated dose response relationship between DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) and background radiation dose in individuals residing in Kerala coast. 

Read this article Volume 45, Article number: 16 (2023)

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About the Editor

New Content Item

Masami Yamada studied bacterial genetics and got a PhD degree from Osaka University. Since 1990, using genetic engineering techniques, she has constructed many strains from standard tester strains for the Ames test at the National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo. Such strains are useful for research fields on environmental mutagens.
Strain requests come to her every year from domestic, Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and other countries. Currently, she teaches Biology and Genetic Engineering at National Defense Academy of Japan.

Information for authors

APC Discount for JEMS members
Members of Japanese Environmental Mutagen and Genome Society(JEMS)  are entitled to receive discount on Article Processing Charge

Free APC for researchers in Asia
We now offer a full APC waiver to the submissions from the countries where Asian Association of the Environmental Mutagen Societies (AAEMS)–partnering societies are located (excluding Japan). Those countries are Australia, China, India, Iran, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand.

To request APC discount (new process as from March 2023)
Authors are no longer requested to submit membership code during submission.
Please take following step to receive APC discount.
1) After manuscript submission, corresponding author informs EIC ( of the manuscript number and membership number. 
2) When the manuscript was accepted for publication, author receives URL and asked to complete post-acceptance process
3) During post-acceptance process author requests APC discount by requsting 'Shared Support' on journal partner page.
4) EIC approves the request and discount is granted. 
5) Author pays discounted APC. 

see also
-information for JEMS members (in Japanese) 
-Post acceptance workflow process (Author Journey)

*those authors who were offered full APC coverage by the editor (for invited/solicited papers), please select 'Prepay for invited papers' to receive full coverage. 


Aims and scope

Genes and Environment is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that aims to accelerate communications among global scientists working in the fields of genes and environment. The journal welcomes papers dealing with those topics that are relevant to the environment, such as mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, genomics and epigenetics, molecular epidemiology and genetic toxicology, and regulatory sciences.

About JEMS
The mission of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen and Genome Society (JEMS) is to discover how environmental mutagens affect all organisms, and to promote and apply this knowledge to protect human health and our environment. JEMS 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.

Acknowledgement and information

-Publication of Genes and Environment is partly supported by the Japan Society of Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results, aka KAKENHI. (Grant Number 17HP2002).

-Genes and Environment archive of papers published before 2015 are available at:

Genes and Environment is an official journal of The Japanese Environmental Mutagen and Genome Society (JEMS).

Citation Impact
2.627 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
3.150 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
0.765 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.449 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

20 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
27 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

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