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Author Guidelines

  • Please follow the author guidelines carefully.

  • All submissions should strictly be prepared per author guidelines.

  • This will avoid delay in processing.

  • Manuscripts will be returned immediately if it is NOT formatted as per author guidelines.

Preparing manuscript text

 

File formats
The following file formats are acceptable:

  • PDF (Adobe Acrobat).

  • The manuscript including tables and figures should be prepared as a single file in PDF format.

  • Please note that figures and tables should be appended at the end of the file.

  • The first page is the title page.

  • The second page should contain authors name and affiliation with contact information.

  • The third page should contain abstract.

File Name

The file should be named by the "surname" of the corresponding author with the PDF file format extension.

 

Article types
When submitting your manuscript, you will be asked to assign one of the following types to your article:

  • Hypothesis (2500 words, 1 illustration and/or 1 table)

  • Current trends (1500 words, 1 illustration and/or 1 table)

  • Views and challenges (1000 words and 1 illustration)

  • Prediction models (2000 words, 1 illustration and/or 1 table)

  • Web database (1000 words and 1 illustration)

  • Web dataset (1000 words and 1 illustration)

  • Stand alone software (1000 words and 1 illustration)

  • Web server/software (1000 words and 1 illustration)

  • Bioinformatics programs (1000 words and 1 illustration)

Please note that an additional illustration is allowed for a table. The journal prefer illustrations to tables.

 

Word count
We recommend authors to comply with the word count. However, relaxation on word limit is allowed when reasonably justified.

 

Descriptions
Please read the descriptions for each of the article types, choose which is appropriate for your article and structure it accordingly.

 

Manuscript sections for articles types
Manuscripts for article types submitted to Bioinformation should be divided as under:

  • Hypothesis (< 2500 words) An hypothesis article should describe a novel hypothesis/phenomenon (or) an improvement to an existing hypothesis (or) a better understanding of an existing phenomenon using data points derived from extensive analysis (using prediction and simulation models) of biological data. [abstract < 250 words; background < 750 words; methodology < 500 words; discussion < 750 words; conclusion < 250 words; references - maximum 20]

  • Current trends (< 1500 words) A short description of current trends in biological knowledge discovery. [abstract < 250 words; background & description < 1250 words; references - maximum 10]

  • Views and challenges (< 1000 words) A short description of new challenges in biological knowledge discovery and bioinformatics technologies. [abstract < 200 words; background & description < 800 words; references - maximum 10]

  • Prediction models (< 2000 words) A prediction article should describe a novel model (or) an improvement to an existing model (or) a better understanding of an existing model for biological processes. [abstract < 250 words; background < 750 words; methodology < 500 words; discussion < 750 words; conclusion < 250 words; references - maximum 15]

  • Web database (< 1000 words) A web database should describe an online database (freely made available) containing a biologically important dataset with a flexible search engine or front end. [abstract < 200 words; description (background, methodology of development, utility to the biological community, caveats, future developments) < 800 words; references - maximum 10]

  • Web dataset (< 1000 words) A web dataset should describe an online dataset (freely made available) containing a biologically important dataset (s) without a flexible search engine or front end. [abstract < 200 words; description (background, methodology of development, utility to the biological community, caveats, future developments) < 800 words; references - maximum 10]

  • Stand-alone software (< 1000 words) A stand-alone software (freely made available) can be developed in UNIX or WINDOWS platform with a back end prediction model (an already peer reviewed model). [abstract < 200 words; description (background, software input/output, caveat & future development) < 800 words ; References - Maximum 10]

  • Web software/server (< 1000 words) A web software/server (freely made available) should describe a web server/software with a back end prediction model (an already peer reviewed model) [abstract < 200 words; description (background, software input, output, caveat & future development) < 800 words ; References - Maximum 10]

  • Bioinformatics programs (< 1000 words) A bioinformatics program (freely made available) should describe a UNIX Shell script (or) a ANSI C++ script (or) a Perl script for the manipulation of biological data and modeling and simulation of biological processes. [abstract < 200 words; description (background, input, output, caveat & future development) < 800 words ; references - maximum 10]

 

 

Preparing illustrations and figures for accepted articles
The following file formats are accepted with high resolution:

  • JPEG

  • PNG

  • TIFF

Preparing tables for accepted articles

All tables should be in Microsoft Word

 

Published data
Please note that it is the responsibility of the author(s) to obtain permission from the copyright holder to reproduce figures or tables that have previously been published elsewhere.

 

Referencing style
Referencing of most relevant journal articles are welcomed (please be highly specific in citing references) and should be numbered as they occur in the running text (ascending order). Referencing of unpublished data, book(s) chapters and conference materials are not allowed.

 

Authors list in references
The authors list should be strictly be limited to the first author followed by et al., in case of multiple authors (except for references with two authors, where authors name can be separated by &). All active URL should be given in the reference list.

  • Kangueane P et al. Hum Immunol. 2001 62:539 [PMID:11334679].

  • Sakharkar MK &  Kangueane P, BMC Bioinformatics 2004 5:67 [PMID:15175116].

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

  • Strictly NO book(s) and book chapter(s) as reference.

  • Strictly NO conference papers as reference.

  • All URL references should be active.

  • URL references are counted as references and should comply with the reference limit.

  • Please provide PMID for indexed abstracts in PUBMED as shown in 1 and 2.

  • Hyperlink cited references in the running text and PMID reference list with corresponding PubMed URL.

  • Please follow the NLM journal abbreviations for references.

Suggest Potential Reviewers

To speed up the review process please suggest the names (with contact details, email and fax number are appreciated) for a minimum of 5 potential reviewers while submitting your manuscript (please suggest reviewers who can provide a critical review on the subject of your manuscript and have worked on related subjects).

 

Select Editor
The authors can select their choice of editor from editorial.

 

Submissions
Only submissions via email will be accepted. All submissions are to be emailed to the editors at editorial@bioinformation.net. All submissions should be accompanied with a submission form. Please click here for submission form.

 

Accepted Articles
The manuscript should be submitted to editorial{at}bioinformation.net in its accepted form in Microsoft word format unless otherwise stated. Figures should be in any one of the file formats described earlier.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in PDF format including Figures and Tables appended at the end of the file.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  4. The authors agree that it is the responsibility of the authors including that of the corresponding author that this manuscript does not violate any form of “ethics in publishing” and “copyright” issues including “plagiarism”. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author that the “final content” of the “manuscript” is seen, read, understood and agreed by all authors of the manuscript.

  5. The authors are aware that "This is an open-access article, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited."

    This is an open-access article, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 2000.00 (USD)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 1 week.

Article Publication: 800.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

A 50% waiver is provided for submissions from developing nations if requested.



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