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[Featured Research] Development of a new quantitative structure–activity relationship model for predicting Ames mutagenicity of food flavor chemicals using StarDrop™ auto-Modeller™

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Food flavors are relatively low molecular weight chemicals with unique odor-related functional groups that may also be associated with mutagenicity. These chemicals are often difficult to test for mutagenicity by the Ames test because of their low production and peculiar odor. Authors developed a new QSAR model to be applied for this testing. 

Read this article: Volume 43, Article number: 16 (2021)

[Featured Research] Study of the probable genotoxic effects of Zolone (Phosalone) exposure in mice bone marrow derived cells

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Approximately, 2 million tonnes of pesticides are utilized annually worldwide. Phosalone (Pln), an organophosphorus pesticide, acts as an insecticide and acaricide to control pests of crops such as nuts, citrus fruits, pomegranates, stone fruits, grapes, potatoes, and artichokes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possible genotoxic effects following exposure to Pln in the cells derived from mouse red bone marrow.

Read this article: Volume 43, Article number: 18 (2021)

Article collections

Asian Conference on Environmental Mutagens (ACEM2019)
Collection published 19 April 2021
Article collection: Meeting Reports: collection of various meeting reports published in G&E
Collection published 23 March 2020 
Article collection: Genotoxicity Tests
Collection published 28 June 2019
JEMS Open Symposia 2017&2018: “Challenges of Young Scientists”
Collection published 14 February 2019
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


About the Editor

New Content ItemMasami 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.

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APC Discount for JEMS members
Members of Japanese Environmental Mutagen 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.

Request of APC discount/full waiver code
In order to receive discount/full waiver, author has to  submit the waiver code during the process of manuscript submission. Authors eligible for these arrangements should contact the journal (editor@j-ems.org) prior to submission and request the code. 

About JEMS
The mission of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen 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.

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, health and biological sciences, environmental genomics and epigenetics, molecular epidemiology, genetic toxicology and regulatory sciences.

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: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/jemsge

Speed
33 days to first decision for received manuscripts only
30 days to first decision for all manuscripts
81 days from submission to acceptance
18 days from acceptance to publication


Citation Impact
1.872 - 2-year Impact Factor 
1.243 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.725 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
4.7- CiteScore 
3.5- CiteScore Tracker 2020 (as of October 2020)

Usage 
101,236 downloads
22 Altmetric mentions