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Announcing In Review - now available in BMC Bioinformatics

BMC Bioinformatics, in partnership with Research Square, is launching In Review. This new option provides authors with on-demand information on the status of their manuscript, enables them to share their work with funders and their research community, and allows their colleagues to comment and collaborate - all whilst their manuscript is under review.

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Attendance at the ISMB/ECCB 2019 conference

The Editor of BMC Bioinformatics is pleased to be attending the ISMB/ECCB 2019 conference in Basel, Switzerland from July 21st to July 25th. Please do visit us at the Springer Nature booth! For more information on the conference, including how to register to attend, please visit the conference website.


  1. Content type: Methodology article


    Authors: Courtney Schiffman, Lauren Petrick, Kelsi Perttula, Yukiko Yano, Henrik Carlsson, Todd Whitehead, Catherine Metayer, Josie Hayes, Stephen Rappaport and Sandrine Dudoit

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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.


  • Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

Manuscript Editor

  • Cecilia Pennica, BioMed Central

Assistant Editor

  • Danielle Talbot, 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

Journal Sections

Analysis and modelling of complex systems
Comparative genomics
Data visualization
Imaging, and image analysis 
Knowledge-based analysis
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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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.213 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.114 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.878 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.479 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


    Social Media Impact
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