In March 2008, the JAMA and Archives family of journals will publish manuscripts in a theme issue devoted to practical applications of genetics and genomics that are currently clinically important or may become clinically relevant in the near future. We invite authors to submit manuscripts reporting the results of original research, especially clinical trials; systematic reviews including meta-analyses; special communications; and commentaries. Evidence-based articles will be given priority.
Topics of particular interest include genetic diagnosis, including prenatal tests, and genetic testing, especially for illnesses for which presymptomatic intervention such as prevention of disease or increased surveillance for disease can be expected to change the patient's quality of life. Other presymptomatic interventions may include pharmacogenomics, gene therapy, evolutionary medicine such as genotypes with proven adaptive responses to emerging infections, genetic counseling, and ethical issues that dermatologists will need to consider as the role of genetics and presymptomatic interventions expands.
Manuscripts received by October 15, 2007, will have the best chance for consideration for this theme issue. All manuscripts will undergo our usual rigorous editorial review process. Authors are encouraged to consult the Archives Instructions for Authors at http://www.archdermatol.com for guidelines on preparing and submitting manuscripts.
Robinson JK, Callen JP. Call for Papers. Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(9):1136. doi:10.1001/archderm.143.9.1136