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Blog Mission Statement:

The AGA Blog publishes posts by our authors and members on recent papers in the Journal of Heredity, by AGA awardees on their research, and on other topics in line with the AGA mission to encourage the study of comparative genetics and genomics in order to document, conserve, and manage organismal diversity.  The goal of the AGA blog is to provide an inclusive forum for science communication.  "Getting your foot in the door," particularly when it comes to popular science writing and blogging, can be daunting.  However, at the AGA Blog, we welcome all science communicators, from those who have never blogged before to seasoned pros. 

If you are interested in contributing to the blog, follow these steps:

1.  If you are not already an AGA member, please join here:  Membership

A one-year membership costs $20 for students, postdocs, and early career scientists. 

Membership gives you access to the entire 100+ years of Journal of Heredity, as well as other member-only information and benefits.  When we receive your first blog post, we will extend your membership for another year for free.

2.  Check out blog-post ideas:

  •         recent Journal of Heredity articles -- authors may also submit 'Behind the Science' posts
  •         older articles if they illustrate a current news item, idea being debated, etc. 
  •         themes explored in Journal of Heredity articles, e.g., Conservation Genomics, Pigmentation Genes
  •         your own fieldwork and research journey (particularly for AGA awardees)
  •         the AGA Symposium talks and recent AGA-sponsored workshops
  •         interviews with AGA council members, editorial board members, Journal of Heredity authors

3.   Submit your post idea with Subject: POST_IDEA to Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, Social Media Editor, at and cc to

4.  Once Stacy approves your post, follow the Guidelines:

Submission Guidelines

5.  Read and share your work!




About the Journal

Journal of Heredity cover

View Current Issue

Issue 114-1 now online!

Our latest issue includes several more California Conservation Genomics Project genome resource papers, all Open Access.

And, especially for students, read the Editor's Choice,

by Javan Carter et al.

Freely available


Graphical Abstracts

Journal of Heredity is pleased to now offer multimedia graphical abstracts.

Authors can use the free online tool Tidbit to create attractive visuals. Include a graphical abstract with your submission!


AuthorsJournal of Heredity has

  • No page or color charges

  • Free data archiving in Dryad

  • Discounted open access for AGA members

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  • Eligibility for awards
  • Discounted symposium registration and access to presentation videos
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Read the AGA Council's statements on diversity - see About the AGA.