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Behavior Genetics (journal)

Behavior Genetics  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Behav. Genet.
Discipline Behavior genetics
Language English
Edited by John K. Hewitt
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0001-8244 (print)
1573-3297 (web)
LCCN 77015467
OCLC no. Template:OCLC search link

Behavior Genetics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by Springer Science+Business Media that is devoted to "research in the inheritance of behavior". It is the official journal of the Behavior Genetics Association. The journal was established in 1971 with Steven G. Vandenberg as its founding editor-in-chief. The abstracts of the annual meetings are printed in the journal. Each year, the editorial board chooses a particularly meritorious paper in the previous year's volume of the journal for the Fulker Award, acknowledged by "$1000 and a good bottle of wine" as well as a citation made in the journal.[1] This award was created in the honor of David Fulker, a past president of the Behavior Genetics Association (1982) and former editor-in-chief of the journal.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted in Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS Previews, CAB Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences and Life Sciences, EMBASE, PsycINFO, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index, Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index, and The Zoological Record. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 2.520, ranking it 26th out of 48 in the category "Behavioral Sciences"[2] and 81st out of 158 in the category "Genetics".[3]


  1. ^ BGA By Laws
  2. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Behavioral Sciences". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Genetics". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012. 

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