Aims and scope

Hereditas is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and reviews across all areas of genetics and genomics. The journal will consider research from a broad range of disciplines including human and medical genetics, animal and plant genetics, microbial genetics, agriculture and bioinformatics. In addition, articles covering novel viral sequences are welcomed. Hereditas was founded in 1920, hence is one of the oldest journals in the field.


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Hereditas launched with BioMed Central in 2015, transferring from its previous publisher Wiley. All back content is available in the archive.


Stefan Baumgartner, Lund University
Yongyong Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Society information

The Mendelian Society of Lund was founded in 1910 and except for a short break during 1912-1916 has been active ever since. In 1920, the Society started to publish Hereditas, a scientific journal in genetics. In the post-genomic era, the scope of Hereditas has evolved to include any research on genomic analysis.

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