Open Access Policy

All articles published by Genetics & Applications are made immediately available worldwide under an open-access license. This means:

  • everyone has free and unlimited access to the full text of all articles published in Genetics & Applications;
  • everyone is free to re-use the published material if proper accreditation/citation of the original publication is given;


No special permission is required to reuse all or part of article published by Genetics & Applications, including figures and tables. For articles published under an open access Creative Common CC BY license, any part of the article may be reused without permission provided that the original article is clearly cited. Reuse of an article does not imply endorsement by the authors or Genetics & Applications.

Plagiarism policy

Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are not allowed and they will be dealt with iThenticate plagiarism cheker (http://www.ithenticate.com/) by the University of Sarajevo.

Privacy policy

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Archiving policy

Genetics & Applications uses the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) and CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) systems to ensure a secure and permanent archive for the journal. LOCKSS and CLOCKSS are open source software developed at Stanford University Library that enable libraries to preserve selected web journals by regularly polling registered journal websites for newly published content and archiving it. Each archive is continually validated against other library caches, and if content is found to be corrupted or lost, the other caches or the journal is used to restore it.

Conflict of interest disclosure

All authors must declare any conflict of interest, financial and personal relationships including employment, consultancies, stock ownership, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. This statement must certify that all authors have seen and approved the manuscript being submitted. The corresponding author is responsible for the submission of the manuscript, on behalf of all co-authors. It is necessary to confirm that all listed authors have contributed significantly, have read the manuscript and that research submitted to G&A is not under consideration elsewhere. Full disclosure is required when submitting paper to a journal.

The journal editor will use this information to inform editorial decisions, and may publish such disclosures to assist readers in evaluating the article. The editor may decide not to publish your article on the basis of any declared conflict. The conflict of interest must be declared in cover letter.

If there is no conflict of interest please state the following: “Authors declare no conflict of interest”.
If there is no disclosure, the following statement will be published: “No potential conflict of interest was reported by the authors.”

Copyright information

The journal applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL), CC BY-SA to all works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code). Upon acceptance of their article, authors are requested to complete an assignment of copyright form, which transfers copyright to G&A. Appropriate attribution can be provided by citing the original article. This broad license was developed to facilitate open access to, and free use of, original works of all types. Applying this standard license to your own work will ensure your right to make your work freely and openly available. Learn more about open access. For more information about the license, please visit http://creativecommons.org/

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