BAG. Journal of Basic & Applied Genetics

Journal of the Argentine Society of Genetics (editorial)

BAG. Journal of Basic and Applied Genetics
 is an open-access electronic journal (OAJ) addressed to researchers, professionals, university professors and students, whose objective is to contribute to the advancement of disciplinary knowledge.

This journal publishes original contributions in both Spanish and English -without article processing charges for authors)  related to all areas of genetics, including Human, Animal, and Plant Genetics and Cytogenetics; Medical Genetics; Genetics of Microorganisms; Pharmacogenetics; Animal and Plant Breeding, Molecular Genetics; Mutagenesis; Population Genetics and Evolution.

Contributions in related disciplines or areas (Biochemistry, Physiology, Systematics, among others) may also be considered if they contain information of direct significance for genetics.


Two biannual numbers per volume, in July (number 1) and December (number 2), and a supplement of number 1 with communications to the Annual Congress of SAG, the Latin American Association of Genetics (ALAG) or, sporadically, of thematic content; individual articles have continuous publication.

  1. For the acceptance or rejection of a submission, the following will be taken into account: the adequacy of the content to the journal´s scope, the type and format of articles, that the manuscript is unpublished, the importance and originality of the topic, and the quality of the reported research. Authors can appeal the General Editor´s decisions regarding their submissions.  The General Editor will not review the decision regarding the acceptance of a submission unless problems are identified after the corresponding author has been notified. In the case that the General Editor discontinues his/her function, the incoming General Editor will not modified the previous decision unless serious problems are identified with the submission.

  2. The reviewers have a guide at their disposal to carry out the evaluations, which is subjected to periodical adequacies when necessary. The identity of reviewers and authors is guaranteed by the double-blind reviewing system, and the submissions are kept in confidenciality during the whole process.

  3. Possible complaints to the General Editor will be managed according to the flow-charts developed by COPE
  4. Debates are promoted via the publication of opinion articles (see Types of contributions). Substained critics to the published articles will be published unless the General Editor has sufficiently convincent reasons not to do so.
The journal is published in SciELO Argentina and in the microsite The archives are digitally preserved in the Institutional Repository of University of Morón, Argentina, where they can be directly accessed for public consultation ( The on-line SciELO version ( is prepared with methodology developed by Projeto FAPESP/BIREME de Periódicos Eletrônicos.

All materials published in this site are open access and freely available. The complete journal (with covers) is also published in the web page of SAG, under the same policies.

The articles published in this journal are under the licence Creative Commons: Attribution – Non Commercial – Share equally


1.Original articles: they must contain original research results neither previously published in any form, except preliminary (i.e., in a scientific event) nor submitted to other journals.

2. Reviews on topics of actual interest; they can be sent directly or by invitation.

3. Short communications: as the original works, they have to be completely documented, but should be no more than two pages long. This type includes descriptions/comments on methodologies, cultivar registration, molecular sequences, information on new software, among others.

4. Book reviews: of relevance for the discipline or a particular area, published within the last two years. They should be no more than half a page long.

5. Letters to the journal: they can include debates, view points, topics of actual interest, among others. They should be no more than half a page long.

Code of Conduct

The journal adheres to the Code of Ethics established by the Intenational Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME). In compliance of this code, the journal will guarantee the scientific quality of the publications and the adequate response to the necessities of both readers and authors. 

All contributions are subjected to detection of plagiarism, utilizing open access informatic tools  for that end. If either total or partial plagiarism (without the corresponding citation) is detected, the manuscript will not enter the editorial process, and the author will be immediately notified, with the reason of rejection.

For the knowledge of authors, reviewers, and editors, in the Notes from the Editor published in volumes  XXIX (2) 2018, and XXXIV (X) 2023, unethical behaviors in scientific publication are described.

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