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Aims & Scope


Gene x Environment (GxE), a new peer-reviewed gold OA journal, will encompass all facets of gene by environment research including essential peer-reviewed content focused on the genetic determinants of environmental risk, environmental epigenetics, exposomics, chemical and non-chemical stressors and health outcomes, functional genomics of complex traits, molecular epidemiology, and much more.

Spearheaded by Editor-in-Chief, Graham Parker PhD, of the Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors, Detroit Michigan, and Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cells and Development, and Executive Editor of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, GxE aims to be a premier peer-reviewed journal publishing outstanding original research and perspectives across all facets of the Gene x Environment research domains. This new journal will provide a much-needed home for global research splintered across domains and health disciplines to address the sources, mechanisms, outcomes and risk mitigation associated with our lived experience.

Researchers in the fields of epidemiology, epigenetics, genomics, genetics, exposure science, toxicology, biology, biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, translational medicine, chemistry, and physics will be target audiences and key contributors of this new title.

GxE welcomes original research papers, reviews, perspectives, commentaries, and short reports on every aspect of gene by environment research.

Topics covered in Gene x Environment include:  

  • Genetic Determinants of Environmental Risk
  • Environmental Epigenetics
  • Exposomics
  • Chemical and Non-chemical Stressors and Developmental Health Outcomes
  • Functional Genomics of Complex Traits
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Genome-Wide Association Studies, Metabolomics and Metabonomics
  • Differential Susceptibility To Environmental Triggers
  • Gene X Environment Screening Tool Development
  • Gene X Environment Modeling
  • Precision Medicine

About the Editor-in-Chief: Graham Parker, PhD
Dr. Graham Parker serves as Primary Investigator of the Integrative Health Science Facility Core for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Core Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors, CURES. This role has provided him over eight years of experience facilitating multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research and team building in response to environmental health concerns and funding opportunities. As research faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI, Dr. Parker has a broad experience of developing in vitro models to test cell models exposure to caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cells and Development, Executive Editor of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, and Ethical Advisor for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers.

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.