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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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Announcement: New Sequence Analysis Section

The sections "Sequence Analysis (methods)" and "Sequence Analysis (applications)" in BMC Bioinformatics have been merged into one new section!  Read our blog post to find out more.

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Call for papers: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics

BMC Bioinformatics are excited to announce the launch of a new section, "Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Bioinformatics" lead by Section Editor Professor Jean-Philippe Vert.

To celebrate this, we are also launching a new thematic series "Machine learning for computational and systems biology".

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Call for papers: Computational Analysis of Biological Images

BMC Bioinformatics are also excited to announce the launch of the sections “Imaging and Image analysis” and “Data Visualization” sections, replacing our “Imaging, image analysis and data visualization” section.

To celebrate this, we are launching the series "Computational analysis of biological Images", lead by Guest Editor Professor Ge Yang.


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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.


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

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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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