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Aims and scope

The overall aim of EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is to publish research results related to signal processing and bioinformatics theories and techniques relevant to a wide area of applications into the core new disciplines of genomics, proteomics, and systems biology.

The journal is intended to offer a common platform for scientists from several areas including signal processing, bioinformatics, statistics, biology and medicine, who are interested in the development of algorithmic, mathematical, statistical, modeling, simulation, data mining, and computational techniques, as demanded by various applications in genomics, proteomics, system biology, and more general in health and medicine.

Articles should emphasize original results related to the theoretical and algorithmic aspects of signal processing and bioinformatics, in close connection with the applications to genomics, proteomics, systems biology and medicine. Tutorial articles, especially those emphasizing strong components of signal processing or bioinformatics in multidisciplinary views of genomics, proteomics and systems biology are also welcome.

Review and tutorial (overview) style articles dealing with software and databases presentations are welcomed provided that they address important research topics and problems from the fields of bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, computational neuroscience and systems biology. Short letters (or regular articles) dealing with the derivation of new results or with new derivations of well-known results of high impact in machine learning and computational statistics algorithms and that find applicability in bioinformatics and systems biology are also welcome.

The journal will embrace a wide range of topics, and will accommodate different exposition styles, to help scientists with various backgrounds, e.g., engineering, bioinformatics, or biology, to interact effortlessly and to facilitate the exchange of information across the multidisciplinary areas involved. EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology employs a paperless, electronic submission and evaluation system to promote a rapid turnaround in the peer review process.

The journal has been published under the open access model since 2006.

Additional information

Subject areas include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Reverse engineering of biological circuits
  • Data mining methods for genomics and proteomics
  • Signal Processing theory and techniques for systems biology
  • Modeling and simulation of biological networks
  • Nanotechnology in genomics and proteomics
  • Signal processing methods in sequence analysis
  • Information theoretic approaches to genomics and proteomics
  • Microarray image and data analysis
  • Noise models in high-throughput technologies
  • Integration of heterogeneous data
  • Machine learning techniques for bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics
  • Computational methods for cancer genome research
  • Big data analysis for genome research and brain mapping
  • Computational and statistical methods for functional genomics and systems biology
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Statistical and machine learning techniques for metabolomics and metagenomics

Why publish your article in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology?

High visibility

EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Copyright

Authors of articles published in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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Open access

All articles published by EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology therefore levies an article-processing charge of £540.00/$840.00/€685.00 for each article accepted for publication.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service. 

Indexing services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) to ensure that articles published in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Articles in EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. EURASIP J Bioinform Syst Biol [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. EURASIP J Bioinform Syst Biol 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.