Human Immunology

Official Journal of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Human Immunology - ISSN 0198-8859
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.621 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.807 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 2.202 (2018) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 2.087 (2018) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volume 81
Issues: 12 issues
ISSN: 01988859

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Description

Human Immunology publishes full-length, original, hypothesis-driven basic and clinical research articles as well as brief communications, reviews and editorials covering immunogenetics, transplantation immunology, autoimmunity, and immunity to infectious diseases in humans. It also publishes short population reports, which are tied to the allelefrequencies.net database, describing allele frequencies of HLA and KIR.


The journal's scope includes understanding the genetic and functional mechanisms that distinguish human individuals in their immune responses to allografts, pregnancy, infections or vaccines as well as the immune responses that lead to autoimmunity, allergy or drug hypersensitivity. It also includes examining the distribution of the genes controlling these responses in populations.


Research areas include:


Studies of the genetics, genomics, polymorphism, evolution, and population distribution of immune-related genes


Studies of the expression, structure and function of the products of immune-related genes


Immunogenetics of susceptibility to infectious and autoimmune disease, and allergy


The role of the immune-related genes in hematopoietic stem cell, solid organ, and vascularized composite allograft transplant


Histocompatibility studies including alloantibodies, epitope definition, and T cell alloreactivity


Studies of immunologic tolerance and pregnancy


T cell, B cell, NK and regulatory cell functions, particularly related to subjects within the journal's scope


Pharmacogenomics and vaccine development in the context of immune-related genes


Human Immunology considers immune-related genes to include those encoding classical and non-classical HLA, KIR, MIC, minor histocompatibility antigens (mHAg), immunoglobulins, TCR, BCR, proteins involved in antigen processing and presentation, complement, Fc receptors, chemokines and cytokines. Other immune-related genes may be considered.


Human Immunology is also interested in bioinformatics of immune-related genes and organizational topics impacting laboratory processes, organ allocation, clinical strategies, and registries related to autoimmunity and transplantation.


Original papers with new data will be given preference over uninvited reviews and meta- analyses.


As the flagship scientific publication of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), Human Immunology is primarily directed to readers with an interest in histocompatibility, immunogenetics, transplantation, anthropology/population studies, HLA disease association and pharmacogenomics. These include basic and clinical scientists as well as histocompatibility laboratory professionals.