MCBIOS 2018 Conference Proceedings


MCBIOS 2018 presenters who had their poster or platform abstracts accepted for presentation are eligible to submit a full paper on the work they presented to be considered for formal, peer-reviewed publication in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will appear in a special issue of BMC Bioinformatics. Past MCBIOS Proceedings have yielded an average impact factor of 5.17 (2006-12), which speaks strongly of the impact of MCBIOS and its participants in bioinformatics. The deadline for submission of these papers is Saturday, April 30th, 2018.

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. Submissions must be within this scope of interest and represent original work. Important note: Like last year, BMC has requested that we restrict acceptance to the top 14 papers. As such, MCBIOS will officially recognize the best paper from among those submitted and highlight it in the MCBIOS Proceedings editorial. This best paper will also be eligible to be recognized in the Highlights Track for the 2015 ISMB Proceedings.

Specific formatting instructions for Proceedings papers can be found on their website ( Authors of accepted papers will be asked to pay an article-processing charge of £730 (about USD 913 at current exchange rates), an amount discounted for this event from the standard $2,145 cost. Because this is a particular issue, fee waivers and institutional discounts do not apply.

If you intend to submit a paper, please send your tentative title/abstract to the Senior Editor, ( as soon as possible to enable us to better plan for reviews, paper handling, etc. Papers should be submitted by email to the Senior Editor.


April 28, 2018           – Manuscripts should be e-mailed to Jonathan Wren

May 23, 2018            – Reviewers return comments to editors

June 13, 2018          – Revisions due back from authors

June 26, 2018          – Final decisions made on submitted papers by reviewers

July 3, 2018              – Editors notify authors of acceptability of papers

July 28, 2018            – All final manuscript revisions due to editors along with

                                   payment of article processing charges due to MCBIOS.