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OUP and ISCB launch new open access journal, Bioinformatics Advances

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) today announce the launch of Bioinformatics Advances, a new open access journal in bioinformatics and computational biology.

Bioinformatics Advances is an online interdisciplinary journal in bioinformatics and computational biology and aims to strengthen the awareness of the central role that bioinformatics and computational biology play in the scientific community. As well as original research contributions, the journal will offer formats that reflect the development of the field and its community, special collections and sections on important scientific meetings, reviews and opinion pieces, alongside personal profiles of and perspectives by special contributors to the field.

Bioinformatics Advances will be led jointly by Alex Bateman, EMBL EBI, and Thomas Lengauer, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, serving as Editors in Chief and joined by a stellar group of renowned researchers serving as Associate Editors, representing scientific expertise from around the world.

Alex Bateman, former OUP Bioinformatics Chief Editor, said, “ISCB is committed to providing high-quality publications and disseminating scientific content globally by supporting open access to scientific research as a means of more rapidly disseminating scientific advances, and of communicating the findings to scientists around the world. I am very excited about the opportunities that Bioinformatics Advances presents and look forward to working with ISCB, OUP and the Editorial Team.”

Thomas Lengauer, ISCB Fellow, is the immediate past president of ISCB. A founder of ISCB, Dr. Lengauer has been instrumental over the years stewarding the Society in many different leadership roles, his most recent serving as ISCB president (2018-2021). Dr. Lengauer noted, “I am honored to continue to serve ISCB in the capacity of Co-Editor in Chief. This new journal targeted to strengthen the visibility of bioinformatics and computational biology and its role in bridging information sciences and life sciences is an important component of the mission of the society and an exciting publishing opportunity for its members and the topical scientific community.”

Rhodri Jackson, Publishing Director for Open Access at OUP, said, “OUP is committed to providing high quality open access publishing options. We’re really pleased to launch Bioinformatics Advances with the International Society for Computational Biology, and are confident that the new journal will quickly become an important venue for research that will advance science in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology.”

Bioinformatics Advances is now accepting submissions for consideration. For more information, visit:

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