The International Journal of Computational Bioscience is an interdisciplinary journal featuring research articles that combine biological and computational research to enhance the scientific understanding of life. The discipline of computational bioscience, like the field of genomics, is in its infancy. For instance, the functions of most of the human genome remain a mystery, and the existing models for computational genomics are insufficient to shift paradigms of biological interpretation. The current generation of bioinformaticians and molecular biologists will map the elements of the genome and make scientific discoveries to enable the diagnosis and management of human diseases, perhaps even curing many of the ills of mankind. As a community, success requires the continued refinement of existing paradigms to encompass the outcomes of major scientific initiatives, (such as the ENCODE project), and the development of a new generation of computational methods to help biologists deal with the complexity of the new paradigms. Thus, the Journal of Computational Bioscience features research articles that effectively address complex problems in the biological sciences. Topics of interest include bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, computational biology, systems biology, personalized medicine, regulatory networks, biological pathway analysis, machine learning, education, discovery of functional genomic elements, biological databases, pattern recognition, high performance computing, software design patterns, software open source repositories, regulatory genomics, genome scale patterns, protein structure prediction, gene prediction, genome annotation, comparative genomics, functional genomics, sequence alignment, evolutionary biology, proteomics, algorithms, theoretical bioinformatics, translational biology, biological simulation, and microarray analysis.
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Each paper, after passing our mandatory plagiarism check, is sent to the journal’s Editor-in-Chief (EIC). The EIC then assigns an Associate Editor (AE) in the appropriate area to manage the peer-review of the paper. The AE invites reviewers with the needed expertise and, when the paper has received 3 reviews, makes a recommendation to publish the paper, request revisions, or reject the paper. The EIC then takes a final look at the feedback of all reviewers and the AE before finalizing a decision on the paper.
Papers requiring revisions are given three months to make the requested changes and resubmit, at which point another round of review (under the same AE) will begin as outlined above. After two opportunities to revise the paper, all articles which still are not up to our standard will be rejected. Any paper which does not pass our plagiarism check will not be put forward for peer-review.