Perspectives offers relevant and cutting-edge information in the field of genetic counseling, as well as news from NSGC. Articles fall into several categories:

Clinical Practice

This section contains commentaries on social, legal, and ethical issues in the delivery of patient care as well as developments in practice guidelines and genetic testing technologies.


This section highlights important additions to genetics and genomics research as well as conversations with researchers about their work. 


This section shares ideas and reflections related to genetic counseling training and continuing education.

Career & Workforce

This section addresses topics in career growth and development including personal and professional identity, career paths, reimbursement, licensure, certification, and negotiation.  


This section includes updates from NSGC committees, NSGC Special Interest Groups, and the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). It also houses NSGC member news and other society-related content.

Submitting to Perspectives and FAQs


How do I submit to Perspectives?

We are always looking for contributions to Perspectives! If you are interested in writing an article or sharing an idea for one, please reach out to Executive Editor, Hannah Llorin (she/her), and Managing Editor, Hannah Durnas (she/her).

Please keep in mind the following submission guidelines:

  • Articles should fall within a 600-900 word count.
  • References should be submitted in APA style. In-text links to non-peer-reviewed, web-based content are acceptable.
  • Authors should follow the APA Style guideline for Bias-free language.
  • Include your pronouns (optional), a headshot, a bio (50-100 words), and the degrees you would like listed with your submission. If an author has a conflict of interest as defined by NSGC, this affiliation should be included in their author bio.
  • Submit your article in an editable format (Word document or Google document)
  • If an author uses generative AI in the writing process, they must disclose this within the context of the article or in a separate statement. This does not apply to the use of applications for checking grammar, spelling, references, etc.

Who can submit to Perspectives?

While Perspectives authors are largely genetic counselors and genetic counseling trainees, we welcome authors from any professional background to submit articles on topics relevant to genetic counseling.

How do you choose which articles to publish?

The editorial team evaluates each article in terms of its relevance, readability, structure, and content. Perspective Editors or Committee members may ask for submissions on specific topics.

How do I write an Op-Ed?

There is no one right way to write an Op-Ed. The goal is to be concise, persuasive, and evidence-based. We invite you to review the following resources from the Op-Ed project, the New York Times, and the Harvard Kennedy School.

What is the submission process like?

Perspective Editors and Committee members will provide authors with a decision on their article as well as feedback on an article via email. Authors will always have an opportunity to review the final version of their article before publishing.

Can Perspectives articles be sponsored?

NSGC does allow for-profit and non for-profit companies to author sponsored articles for publication. All requests for sponsored content should go through NSGC Sales Director, Amanda Trainor Patrick and will require a statement or acknowledgement that the article is sponsored.