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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 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.

Highlights: April 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

May: Understanding Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.

April: Our Changing Environment

In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.

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

    Usage 
    5,167,186 Downloads
    5089 Altmetric Mentions

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