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We’re glad you stopped by to learn about the Genetics Society of America and our journals, conferences, and career development programming. Browse this page for easy access to the things we talked about.

MembershipGSA Journals
SweepstakesSeries at the GSA Journals
Career DevelopmentCommunity Resources

Become part of GSA.

The Genetics Society of America is an international community of scientists who use the tools of genetics and genomics in our research.

Around half of our members are students and postdocs from more than 50 countries. These scientists hail from a wide range of disciplines— including cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics, neuroscience, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and more.

GSA’s mission is to advance biological research by supporting professional development of scientists, communicating scientific advancements and fostering collaboration, and advocating for science and scientists. GSA achieves this through its various programming, most notably conferences focused on model organisms, and two peer-reviewed journals, GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics.

GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics

Publish with the GSA Journals.

The GSA Journals are peer-reviewed, peer-edited, and published in partnership with Oxford University Press.

Cover of the January 2024 issue of GENETICS showing a fluorescent image of a lateral cross section of Stage 10 Drosophila melanogaster egg chamber.

GENETICS publishes high-quality genetics and genomics research that expands scientific boundaries—we’ve been building the field since 1916. With its broad readership, rich history, and responsive editors, GENETICS brings the latest in publishing innovations to the communities it serves.

Why Publish in GENETICS External

Cover of the January 2024 issue of G3 depicting a woman examining a first-year seedling in a hopyard.

Get your useful data out into the world by publishing in G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics. G3 publishes high-quality foundational research, particularly studies that generate useful genetic information, such as mutant screens, genome sequence data, GWAS and QTL studies, software, data resources, and new methods.

Why Publish in G3 External

Win a free publication.

The GSA Journals are running a sweepstakes!

From now through April 30th, all new initial submissions to GENETICS or G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics will be entered into a drawing, and two winners will be randomly selected to receive:

  • 100% Page Charge coverage or APC waiver in GENETICS or G3
  • Free one-year GSA Membership in the appropriate category
  • Genes to Genomes coverage

Terms and conditions apply. See Genes to Genomes for details.

Explore thematic series.

As part of our mission to serve our communities, GENETICS and G3 publish thematic collections spanning a broad range of topics. Updated as new articles are published, we invite additional articles on these topics and hope that they stimulate discussion and discovery.

Ongoing Series

Genetic Models of Rare Diseases | Fungal Genetics & Genomics | Neurogenetics | Plant Genetics & Genomics
Multiparental Populations | Genomic Prediction

Call for Papers

Submit now to be part of our new series on Opportunities and Challenges for Genomic Analyses in Biobanks.

Over the past decade, biobanks—defined as large collections of biological, medical, and genetic data on the same individuals—have revolutionized human genomics research by deepening our understanding of the complex relationships between genomes and phenomes at different organizational levels (e.g., tissues, individuals and populations). Although the biobank model is becoming the new standard for data collection, substantial heterogeneity subsists between biobanks across the world and creates both new challenges and new opportunities for data analysis.

Series Editors:
• Mattias Jakobsson, Uppsala University
• Bhramar Mukherjee, University of Michigan
• Loic Yengo, University of Queensland
• Noah Zaitlen, University of California, Los Angeles

Submissions are due May 31, 2024 to be considered for the launch block of papers.

Develop your skills.

GSA helps scientists develop their skills and achieve their career goals. We design programs and initiatives to provide experience, training, mentorship, and community.

Early Career Leadership Program
Develop your skills, join a thriving network, and demonstrate your abilities by participating in the GSA’s Early Career Leadership Program!  In this online program, participants work in teams to propose, develop, and implement initiatives that address unmet needs for the early career scientist community. Participants have the opportunity to work on their writing skills, which includes the option to take a writing workshop tailored for the needs of early career scientists. Early career leaders complete the program with new skills, a network of peers and mentors, and concrete deliverables that demonstrate their abilities.

Applications will reopen in Fall 2024.

Peer Review Training Program

Get real-world peer review training and experience by participating in this innovative program! Peer reviewers are vital to science. Yet early career scientists in our field rarely receive formal training in how to be a good reviewer. GSA and the GSA Journals are addressing this gap with a program that gives early career members real-world peer review experience. Participants will receive online training and advice from GENETICS and G3 editors as they become reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the journal. Early career scientists from anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from members who lack opportunities to receive peer review training in their home labs or departments.

Senior graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists within 7-years of having earned their PhD are invited to apply. Applicants should have published at least one peer-reviewed manuscript, preferably as the first author.

Participants will review for both GENETICS and G3. Applications will open in Fall 2024.

Celebrate community resources.

Genetics and genomics help connect biological findings across the tree of life, and research organisms are a key piece of the puzzle. When working in flies, worms, maize, yeast, fish, frogs, and more, researchers benefit greatly from community resources like databases, knowledgebases, and stock centers. Unfortunately, funding for these community resources isn’t a given. Citing them appropriately any time you use them in the course of your research is hugely important in making the case for their support. Each database and knowledgebase has citation guidelines on their website; for example, the Gene Ontology Consortium requests citation of the original paper describing the resource and the most recent update whenever authors use GO to perform gene set enrichment analysis.

Community spirit is an important facet of GSA’s mission, and we encourage our members to practice excellent stewardship of community resources!

The Arabidopsis Information Resource
Reiser et al. 2023 [preprint]
Saccharomyces Genome Database
Wong et al. 2023
The Maize Genetics and Genomics Database
Woodhouse et al. 2023
Mouse Genome Informatics
Ringwald et al. 2022
Gramates et al. 2022
Fisher et al. 2023
Amos et al. 2022
Davis et al. 2022
The Alliance of Genome Resources
The Alliance of Genome Resources Consortium 2022
Rat Genome Database
Vedi et al. 2022
Harris et al. 2022
The Gene Ontology Resource
The Gene Ontology Consortium et al. 2023
The Zebrafish Information Network
Bradford et al. 2023
Rutherford et al. 2022

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