Bioinformatics (journal)

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Former names
Computer Applications in the Biosciences
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Computational biology
Language English
Edited by Alfonso Valencia, Janet Kelso
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
ISSN 1367-4803 (print)
1460-2059 (web)
LCCN 98641767
OCLC no. 848277860

Bioinformatics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research and software in computational biology. It is the official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology, together with PLOS Computational Biology. Authors can pay extra for open access and are allowed to self-archive after 1 year. The journal was established as Computer Applications in the Biosciences (CABIOS) in 1985 and obtained its current name in 1998.[1] It is published by Oxford University Press and the editors-in-chief are Alfonso Valencia and Janet Kelso.[2] Previous editors include Chris Sander and Alex Bateman. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 5.323.[3]

Following budget problems, Greek universities dropped their subscription to Bioinformatics in 2013.[4]


  1. ^ "Computer Applications in the Biosciences". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Oxford Journals - Life Sciences & Mathematics & Physical Sciences - Bioinformatics - Editorial Board". Bioinformatics. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bioinformatics". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  4. ^ Trachana, Varvara (2013). "Austerity-led brain drain is killing Greek science". Nature 496 (7445): 271. doi:10.1038/496271a. PMID 23598305. 

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