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[Featured Review] Unique molecular mechanisms for maintenance and alteration of genetic information in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

S. cerevisiae. © Mogana Das Murtey and Patchamuthu RamasamyIn this review, authors describe recent findings on the unconventional molecular mechanisms of DNA damage response and DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Previous research on genetic and phenotypic instabilities observed in a clonal population of clinically-derived S. cerevisiae is also introduced.


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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

Information for authors

APC Discount for JEMS members
Members of Japanese Environmental Mutagens 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.

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 ( prior to submission and request the code. 

About JEMS

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.

Sponsor Acknowledgement

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).

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.

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32.6 days to first decision for all manuscripts
100.8 days from submission top acceptance
25.8 days from acceptance to publication

Citation Impact
0.562 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
0.516 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
1.15 - CiteScore 
1.90 - CiteScore Tracker (as of October 2018)