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

The Editor of BMC Bioinformatics is delighted to announce a 6 month author opt in pilot in partnership with Code Ocean, to faciliate peer review of source code.

BMC Series Focus Issue

September: Food science and nutrition

For the month of September, the BMC Series is proud to present the monthly focus issue dedicated to food science and nutrition. Browse our biology and medical titles for insight into recent research in the field, including food science, production and safety, food assistance and insecurities, probiotics, the gut, nutrition, diet and their effect on lifestyle and health.

Thematic series: Machine learning for computational and systems biology

BMC Bioinformatics is pleased to announce papers included as part of the thematic series "Machine learning for computational and systems biology" are now being published.


Aims and scope

BMC Bioinformatics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal  that considers articles on all aspects of the development, testing and novel application of computational and statistical methods for the modeling and analysis of all kinds of biological data, as well as other areas of computational biology.

Locum Editor

  • Danielle Talbot, BioMed Central


  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

Manuscript Editor

  • Dylan Smith, BioMed Central

Assistant Editor

  • Stuart Weir, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Lukasz KurganVirginia Commonwealth University
  • João SetubalUniversidade de São Paulo
  • Jens Stoye, Universität Bielefeld
  • Karin Verspoor, The University of Melbourne
  • Jean-Philippe Vert, Mines ParisTech
  • Andrew Cohen, Drexel University
  • Shuiwang Ji, Texas A&M University

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. 

Journal Sections

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
Sequence analysis 
Structural analysis
Transcriptome analysis

Lukasz Kurgan, Section Editor

Structural analysis

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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2019 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    3.242 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.213 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.156 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.626 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


    Social Media Impact
    6067 mentions