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Investigative Genetics is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes articles on the development and application of molecular genetics in a wide range of science disciplines with societal relevance. These include evolutionary, anthropological and historical studies, forensic issues and legal medicine, as well as epidemiology and biosafety.

*Publish in Investigative Genetics for free until July 2015 by providing the waiver code IG2015 upon submission - average time to a first decision is 28 days*

Each article type published by Investigative Genetics follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to Investigative Genetics, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Investigative Genetics publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

Copyright rests with the authors. For more information on copyright of articles, see our publisher's copyright and license policy.