Call for papers: Genome Medicine announces a new series on Participatory Medicine

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Later this year, Genome Medicine will publish a new thematic series focusing on Participatory Medicine. This article collection will highlight how the implementation of high-throughput technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics is promoting a paradigm shift in healthcare. In this new concept of healthcare, clinician and patient are part of the same team. Patients are empowered by more available information, and take a more active and responsible role, while clinicians welcome them as knowledgeable partners in clinical practice.

The series will be launched in late 2013 and will be guest edited by Charles Auffray (European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine, Lyon, France) and Leroy Hood (Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, USA).

The editors are now accepting submissions of Research, Method, Database, Software and Open Debate manuscripts for this new series. The publication of these articles will be coordinated with a series of commissioned articles by leaders in the field. Submissions are welcome across all ‘omics fields, including but not limited to the following areas:

  • Patient participation and advocacy
  • Health information and education
  • Direct-to-consumer genetic testing
  • Biobanking
  • Data sharing
  • Return of incidental findings
  • Management of health records
  • Patients as partners
  • Clinical trials
  • Behavioural change

If you would like to submit a manuscript for consideration please use the following link to our online system, and indicate in your covering letter that you would like it to be considered for the Participatory Medicine series.  For more information or to submit a presubmission enquiry, please email editorial@genomemedicine.com .