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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: September 2021

Announcement: BMC Bioinformatics is piloting code peer review with Code Ocean

BMC Bioinformatics is currently running a author opt in pilot in partnership with Code Ocean, to faciliate peer review of source code.

BMC Series Focus Issues

October: Focus on Stem Cells

With Stem Cell Awareness day on the 13th October this year we have compiled an article collection from across different BMC Series journals covering aspects of basic stem cell biology; in vitro differentiation studies; stem-cell based therapy studies for various conditions in animal models; technical advancements and ethical issues. 

September: Patient and public involvement in research

In recognition of World Patient Safety Awareness day on 17th September, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in research.  We have collated free-to-read content from across our journals - showcasing patient perspectives, research into the study of PPI, and engaging public partners as co-authors in research.

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