Human Population Genetics and Genomics ISSN 2770-5005

About This Journal

  • Aims & Scope

    Human Population Genetics and Genomics (HPGG; ISSN 2770-5005) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly by Pivot Science Publications. This journal aims to publish new discoveries and recent breakthroughs in the area of human population genetics and genomics, including but not limited to: gene/genome structure and organization, evolutionary genetics, molecular anthropology, paleogenomics, medical genetics and genetic epidemiology, disease-association studies, genetics of complex disease, behavioral genetics, forensics, bioinformatics, and related ethical, legal and social issues. Articles may be accepted for publication as original research articles, case reports, perspectives, reviews, editorials, short communications, and letters.

    There is no restriction on the length of manuscripts submitted to this journal and we encourage authors to publish their research results in as much detail as possible.

  • Publication Ethics

    We insist on strict ethical policies and standards to ensure the high quality of scholarly publication on our platform and take a zero-tolerance attitude to all instances of misconduct, including data fabrication, plagiarism, authorship improprieties, and violation of recognized research practices, etc. We deal with all possible misconduct seriously based upon the COPE Guidelines. At any stage, if misconduct is proven, the paper will be rejected or retracted.  

  • Open Access

    Publishing with the Gold Open Access policy, the full text of the papers published in HPGG will be made freely available online, without any barrier of access or subscription requirement, to a worldwide audience. Further information of the Open Access policy is available at Why Open Access.

  • Copyright and License

    We adopt the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), which means all papers published in HPGG are freely available online. Copyright of the published papers is retained by authors. Authors grant any third party the right to use the published paper freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are correctly cited. Authors also grant Pivot Science Publications Corporation an exclusive right to publish their paper and identify it as the original publisher.

    A note as below will be inserted in each paper published in HPGG:

    © Year by the author(s). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, provided the original work is correctly credited.

  • Editorial Process and Peer Review
    Articles submitted to HPGG are subject to rigorous single-blinded peer review conducted by at least two reviewers from the same field as the author, followed by an unbiased editorial decision made by an academic editor from the journal. Reviewers adhere to the Guidelines for Reviewers when reviewing manuscripts, while editors abide by the Guidelines for Editors when making decisions. Academic editors and reviewers have the freedom to act completely independently from the editorial office when making decisions or advising on any manuscript. More details of our editorial process and policy are available at Editorial Process.

    Reviewers can build their own profiles on Publons and obtain recognition for their peer review contribution. The journal profile in Publons can be found here.

    Manuscript submitted via the Peer Community in Registered Reports (PCI RR) will not undergo further peer review, but be accepted automatically if suitable after administrative check. For more details, please see Submission Instructions.

  • Plagiarism
    To ensure the originality of published research, HPGG screens every submitted manuscript using iThenticate software in order to identify manuscripts containing plagiarized text, including self-plagiarism. Manuscripts suspected of exhibiting plagiarism will be investigated, and rejected if the plagiarism is subsequently confirmed.
  • Repository Policy
    HPGG adopts a repository policy that allows authors to deposit all versions of their manuscript in any institutional or subject repository, without any embargo period. Authors may update their preprints with the published version that includes a link to the article on HPGG's website, attributing HPGG as the source of the original publication.
  • Permanent Archiving
    All articles published in HPGG are archived in Portico so as to provide permanent digital preservation and open access. Portico secures the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly content in its original format without the risk of loss or destruction due to technological, economic, environmental or political reasons.
  • Publication Charge

    There will be no publication fee levied for papers published in HPGG in 2024. More details of charges are available at Fees.

  • Announcement

    Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free. For more information, please contact the Editorial Office.

  • Contact the Journal

    For any information of the journal, please contact the HPGG Editorial Office.

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