Genes, Brain and Behavior

Genes, Brain and Behavior (G2B) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2002. It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society. It was published on a quarterly basis during its first year in publication. In 2003, the journal switched to bimonthly publications, and then in 2006 it switched to an 8-issue-per-year schedule.

Content from G2B is available online from the Wiley Online Library or, from EBSCOhost after 12 months. Authors can elect to have their accepted works published open-access. All content is available online in open-access form after 2 years. The founding editor-in-chief was Wim Crusio (French National Centre for Scientific Research). He was succeeded in 2012 by Andrew Holmes (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism).

G2B covers the fields of behavioral, neural, and psychiatric genetics. It publishes the following types of articles: Research Articles, Reviews, Techniques Articles, Commentaries, Debates, Letters to the Editor, and Book Reviews. According to the Journal Citation Reports, in 2009 G2B ranked in 63 of 237 journals in the category “Neurosciences” and 6 of 48 in the category “Behavioral Sciences.”

As of 2010, the five journals that have cited G2B most often, are (in order of frequency of citation): Behavioral Brain Research; Genes, Brain and Behavior; Journal of Neuroscience; PLoS ONE; and Neuroscience. As of 2010, the five journals that have been cited most frequently by articles in G2B are: Journal of Neuroscience; Biological Psychiatry; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; Science; and Molecular Psychiatry.

Image Caption: 2010 cover of the journal Genes, Brain and Behavior. Credit: Wikipedia

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