Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Gene
The history surrounding genetic disorders will always be of interest to both the medical community and the general public. It is important to appreciate how clinical discoveries were first made and reported, as this may provide insight into our current understanding of various diseases and conditions. Furthermore, descriptions of well-known individuals possibly affected by a disease may elucidate the medical basis for any characteristic features that they exhibited. Articles should therefore appeal to both a general medical and non-medical audience.
For this special issue, we invite submissions that deal with exciting reports regarding genetic and non-infectious diseases. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
(1) Cases of genetic diseases and their occurrences amongst well known individuals or in literature and the arts
(2) Early descriptions of genetic disorders, including presentation of index cases
(3) History of genetic diseases, including reviews of early scientific literature
Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, short communications or review papers for publication in a GENE.
Please refer to the journal's Guide for Authors for specific advice on how to prepare a paper. Papers must be submitted electronically via the Elsevier Editorial System (EES) site for the Journal -http://ees.elsevier.com/gene as indicated in the timelines (select SI Historical Medical Genetics II). Closing date for submissions is 31st May, 2014. Any inquiries regarding the content of papers should be submitted to Dr. Christopher Murgatroyd (C.Murgatroyd@mmu.ac.uk)
Deadline for paper submission: 31st May 2014
End of revision process: 31st July 2014
Publication of the special issue: September 2014