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Former names
Currents in Modern Biology
Discipline Systems biology, Evolution, Computer modeling, Information processing
Language English
Edited by Gary Fogel
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0303-2647

BioSystems is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering experimental, computational, and theoretical research that links biology, evolution, and the information processing sciences. The link areas form a circle that encompasses the fundamental nature of biological information processing, computational modeling of complex biological systems, evolutionary models of computation, the application of biological principles to the design of novel computing systems, and the use of biomolecular materials to synthesize artificial systems that capture essential principles of natural biological information processing.


BioSystems started in March 1967, under the name Currents in Modern Biology and was founded by Robert G. Grenell. In 1972 the journal name changed to Currents in Modern Biology: Bio Systems. This was shortened later simply to BioSystems.[1] Previous editors include J.P. Schadé, Alan W. Schwartz, Sidney W. Fox, Michael Conrad,[2] Lynn Margulis,[3] David B. Fogel, George Kampis, Francisco Lara-Ochoa, Koichiro Matusno, Ray Paton, and W. Mike L. Holcombe.

The current Editorial Board includes Gary B. Fogel (Natural Selection, Inc.) (Editor-in-Chief), Koichiro Matsuno (Nagaoka University of Technology) (Editor), Stefan Schuster (University of Jena) (Editor), Denis Thieffry (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris) (Application Notes in Systems Biology Editor), and Abir Igamberdiev (Memorial University of Newfoundland) (Reviews Editor).

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents/Life Sciences, EMBASE, EMBiology, GEOBASE, MEDLINE, and Scopus.


  1. ^ Schmidt, Diane (2014). Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition. CRC Press. 
  2. ^ Fogel, David B. (2001). "In Memoriam - Michael Conrad". BioSystems (Elsevier) 61 (1): 3–4. doi:10.1016/S0303-2647(01)00154-X. 
  3. ^ Fogel, Gary B.; Schwartz, Alan W. (2012). "Lynn Margulis (1938-2011)". BioSystems (Elsevier) 107 (2): 65. doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2011.12.003. 

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