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BMC Medical Genetics is closing and is no longer accepting new submissions. As we believe a single journal will provide a broad-scope, community journal for open access for all medical genetics and genomics, we would like to encourage you to submit your manuscript to BMC Medical Genomics.

Manuscripts that are already within the system can be published, following peer review, in BMC Medical Genetics. The journal will then be archived and all articles published will continue to be available.

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Uncovering the genetics of Parkinson's Disease in Sub-Saharan African populations

Tageted next generation sequencing showed Black South African and Nigerian patients feature specific variants in candidate genes linked to Parkinson's Disease.


Aims and scope

BMC Medical Genetics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in the effects of genetic variation in individuals, families and among populations in relation to human health and disease.


  • Clare Mc Fadden, BMC, UK

Assistant Editor

  • Arwa Tawfiq, BMC, UK

Resources for authors

Standards of reporting

BMC Medical Genetics advocates complete and transparent reporting of research. The BMC minimum standards of reporting checklist is intended as a tool for authors to transparently describe their research and ensure reproducibility. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards when preparing their manuscript.

Research Data Support for authors

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.