IJPDS Announces its Special Issue Hot Topic: The Use of Genetic Data for Health Research

Published on: 25th January 2018

Guest post by IJPDS. Call closing date: 31st May 2018.

The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) is pleased to announce that it is dedicating the first special issue of 2018 to the use of genetic data for health research.

The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on all aspects of research, development and evaluation specifically connected with data about people and populations. Whilst the journal publishes manuscripts continually, it also publishes two Special Issues each year that focus on the hottest topics from the field of Population Data Science.

Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor Kerina Jones of Swansea University said,

“Genetic data is a highly important emerging data-type for use in health research with the potential for a major step-change in individual-level precision medicine and in understanding group and population-level characteristics.”

With its focus on Population Data Science, IJPDS is interested in the use of genetic data with routine health and administrative data, and would like to hear from authors who are working with genetic data in the following (not exclusive) categories:

a) Outcome based health research using genetic data

Integrating genetic and routine health data opens up new opportunities for addressing important research questions on markers of disease in relation to group and population health.
As well as reporting on the outcomes, authors are invited to include information on practical issues faced and addressed in the course of their research.

b) Practical issues in working with genetic data for health research

Many practical issues may impact on working with genetic data for health research. Some examples are ethical, legal and societal issues (ELSI); technologies and data sharing arrangements; analysis tools; and challenges inherent in the data.
We’d like to hear from you if you’re involved in addressing the practical issues in using genetic data for health research.

If you’re unsure if your manuscript is appropriate for the call, or if you have any other queries about the special issue, please contact us at: contact@ijpds.org

All manuscripts should be submitted through the IJPDS website https://ijpds.org/

IJPDS is offering authors a 30% discount off Article Processing Charges on all manuscript types until 31st December 2018! Details of APCs are available in the IJPDS website Author Guidelines

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