Personalized Medicine will publish a special issue in September 2014 entitled “Working towards personalization in medicine: Genomics in 2014” guest edited by George Patrinos (Universityof Patras, Greece) and Barbara Prainsack (King’s College London, UK). The contents of this special issue will include review, perspective and original articles reporting timely updates over the various disciplines related to genomic medicine. Compilation of this special issue is encouraged by the Genomic Medicine Alliance.

Personalized Medicine translates recent genomic and proteomic advances into the clinical context, and addresses the impact of pharmacogenomics in modern medicine, providing an integrated forum for all players involved in the healthcare value chain. Coverage includes news and views, current awareness regarding new biomarkers, concise commentaries and analysis, reports from the conference circuit and full review articles. Personalized Medicine is indexed by Scopus, EMBASE/ExcerptaMedica, Chemical Abstracts, ISI Journal CitationReports®, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) and Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, with an Impact Factor of 1.51 (2012).

Contributions to this special issue should address at least two of the following questions:

  • What practices and technologies in your field have been enabling factors of more personalized medicine and healthcare in recent years?
  • What would be your vision, in very concrete terms, for personalized medicine and healthcare from the perspective of your field?
  • Where are the main obstacles to reaching this vision, from today’s perspective?
  • What are the health-economic implications of practices and technologies of personalization that are in use today in your field?
  • What are the social justice implications of practices and technologies of personalization that are in use today in your field?
  • What are the perspectives of patients on these issues?
  • How can initiatives such as the Genomic Medicine Alliance help to bring us closer to a vision of personalized medicine that leads to better, more patient-centered, and ultimately also more cost-effective healthcare?

We are delighted to invite you to submit an article for publication in this special issue (subject to peer-review). If you are interested in contributing to the issue or would like further information please contact the Commissioning Editor Hannah Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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