MCBIOS 2017 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, 2017.
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 a 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 (http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/authors/instprepdoc). Note that this is a different web address than the one for their regular papers. Authors of accepted papers will be asked to pay an article processing charge of £715 (about $1,052 USD at current exchange rates), an amount discounted for this event from the normal $2,145 charge. Because this is a special 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, (Jonathan-Wren@OMRF.org) 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 30, 2016 – Manuscripts should be e-mailed to Jonathan Wren
May 23, 2016 – Reviewers return comments to editors
June 13, 2016 – Revisions due back from authors
June 26, 2016 – Final decisions made on submitted papers by reviewers
July 3, 2016 – Editors notify authors of acceptability of papers
July 28, 2016 – All final manuscript revisions due to editors along with
payment of article processing charges due to MCBIOS.