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Editor

  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

Assistant Editor

  • Danielle Talbot, BioMed Central

Aims and scope

BMC Bioinformatics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles describing novel computational algorithms and software, models and tools, including statistical methods, machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as systems biology.

Highlights - November 2021

Call for Papers: Big Data and Machine Learning in Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics cross-journal collection

The Editors of BMC Bioinformatics and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making are pleased to invite submissions to our Big Data and Machine Learning in Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics cross-journal collection, guest edited by Frank Eisenhanber (A*STAR Singapore), Somali Chaterji (Purdue University), Khanh N.Q Le (Taipei Medical University) and Placide Poba-Nzaou (University of Quebec in Montreal).  Click on the link above for further information.

BMC Series Focus Issues

December: HIV

For World AIDS day, the BMC Series Journals dedicate this month's focus issue to research on HIV and AIDS highlighting recent advancements in understanding the biology of the disease, the continued breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment and also shed some light on what life with HIV is like. 

November: Infection and health

The BMC Series journals would like to dedicate their November focus issue to the recent research into infections and health highlighting four key topics within research on infection - the biology, recent advances in detection and diagnosis, the risk factors and incidence reports and finally on the advances in treatment and combating of infection.  Browse the articles in the focus issue further to learn more.

Articles

The journal welcomes submissions in these broad areas of bioinformatics

Analysis and modelling of complex systems
Comparative genomics
Data visualization
Imaging, and image analysis 
Knowledge-based analysis
Machine learning and artificial intelligence in bioinformatics
Networks analysis
Novel computational methods for the analysis of biological systems
Proteomics
Sequence analysis 
Structural analysis
Transcriptome analysis

We are recruiting!

We are currently looking for new Associate Editors to join our team of academic editors, assessing manuscripts in the field of bioinformatics.  We are particularly interested in hearing from researchers specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence but all applications will be considered. 

BMC Series Editorial Site

The BMC Series Editorial site serves as a home for editorial board resources and as an online community, facilitating interaction and networking between the editorial board and the BMC series in-house team.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    70 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    44 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    163 days from submission to acceptance
    36 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    3.169 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.629 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.276 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.567 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    5,167,186 Downloads
    5089 Altmetric Mentions