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GLBIO 2019 | May 19- 22, 2019 | Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


Links in this page: General Submission Information | PLOS Computational Biology/PLOS One Submssion Information | Short Papers for Oral Presentation | Poster Information | Questions

General Submission Information

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Submissions are invited for full papers, short papers, and posters at the 13th Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (an official conference of the International Society for Computational Biology). This is an invitation to scientists and professionals working in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology to submit high quality original research papers for presentation at GLBIO 2019. Authors of papers that are accepted to the conference will present their papers at the conference (longer talks for full papers, shorter talks for the short papers). GLBIO 2019 does not have a conference proceedings, but accepted full papers will be considered by PLOS Computational Biology or PLOS One  for inclusion in a special issue devoted to GLBIO 2019.

A wide definition and inclusion of bioinformatics/computational biology will be considered, and topics of interest include the following:

  • Algorithms & Machine Learning
  • Bioinformatics Education
  • Biostatistics
  • Cheminformatics
  • Clinical & Health Informatics
  • Databases, Ontologies & Biocuration
  • Disease Models & Molecular Medicine
  • Epidemiology & Biodiversity
  • Evolutionary, Comparative Genomics & Phylogenetics
  • Gene Regulation & Transcriptomics
  • Genome Informatics
  • Image Analysis
  • Macromolecular Structure & Function
  • Metagenomics
  • Microbiome Informatics
  • Network Biology
  • Proteomics & Metabolomics
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Modeling
  • Text Mining & Natural Language Processing
  • Visualization

Key dates: Click hereConference website: www.iscb.org/glbio2019

Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glbio2019

Special Sessions:  Authors can request consideration by special sessions in Easychair.  Please carefully review the information below before submitting in Easychair.

Sessions that will consider Full papers and Short papers


Sessions that will consider Short papers only

Other Sessions

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PLOS Computational Biology/PLOS One Submission Information

Full Papers for Oral Presentation submissions to GLBIO 2019 should be prepared using PLOS ONE or PLOS Computational Biology format (see below on how to choose the journal).  Submissions to GLBIO should be made via Easychair and the deadline is February 11, 2019.

Authors of all full papers that are accepted for oral talks at the conference will have the option of being considered for publication in a PLOS ONE/PLOS Computational Biology Collection devoted to the conference. Prior to the submission to the PLOS manuscript submission system, authors who decide to proceed with this option will be expected to address the reviewers’ comments received during the GLBIO review process (and if the authors desire, potential feedback from the audience received during their GLBIO oral talk presentation). Please note that such revised papers will be subject to additional peer review by the chosen journal (see below), where members of the PLOS Editorial Board who will handle the papers will, whenever possible, invite the same reviewers that have participated in the GLBIO review process.

We will follow up after the conference with the authors of all full papers that are accepted for oral talks at GLBIO regarding instructions on how to submit to the GLBIO 2019-related PLOS ONE/PLOS Computational Biology Collection. Their submissions to PLOS will be accepted between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 (note that the authors will hear back from GLBIO about their paper's decision by March 25, 2019).

The authors of the best papers (as judged by the GLBIO Program Committee) will be interviewed about their work for a PLOS Collections blog.

Note that in the past, the average time to publication for the GLBIO papers submitted to PLOS was about half the overall PLOS ONE average.

Authors are responsible for any fees or expenses in regards to the PLOS ONE/PLOS Computational Biology Collection publication of their paper. Currently, the PLOS ONE article processing charge is $1,595 and the Collection Surcharge is $500, totaling to $2,095. The PLOS Computational Biology article processing charge is $2,350 and the Collection Surcharge is $750, totaling to $3,100. We suggest that you check this link for any potential updates to the publication fees.

The choice of the journal (PLOS ONE versus PLOS Computational Biology) should be made by the authors based on how well the scope of their paper matches the scope of the given journal. PLOS ONE scope is described here. PLOS Computational Biology scope is described here. PLOS Computational Biology scope can be thought of as being more restrictive than that of PLOS ONE, e.g., PLOS Computational Biology papers "should provide profound new biological insights". So, all papers that are accepted for oral talks at the GLBIO conference should by default match well the scope of PLOS ONE, and a subset of them might match well the scope of PLOS Computational Biology. If an accepted GLBIO paper is submitted to PLOS Computational Biology but it is judged that the paper's scope does not match the scope of the journal, the paper will be transferred to PLOS ONE instead. If both journals fit the scope of the given paper well, a factor that the authors might wish to consider when choosing the journal could be the associated publication fees (see above).

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Short Papers for Oral Presentation

Short Papers for Oral Presentation submissions to GLBIO 2019 should be a page in length (approximately 600 words) and have no figures.  Submission deadline in Easychair is March 11, 2019.

All accepted short papers will have the chance to publish their work in the ISCB Community Journal and will be contacted after acceptance about this opportunity.

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Poster Information

Abstracts for Poster submissions to GLBIO 2019 should be half a page in length (approximately 300 words) and have no figures.  Submission deadline in Easychair is March 18, 2019 for Posters and April 15, 2019 for Late Breaking Posters.

We also encourage all participants to submit their posters and slides (for free) to The Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference (GLBIO) conference channel in the ISCB Community Journal.

Poster Display Size: - When preparing accepted posters please note that your poster should not exceed the following dimensions: 46 inches wide by 45 inches high. There will be 2 posters per side on the each poster board.

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For any GLBIO questions, please contact: Bel Hanson, ISCB Operations and Programs Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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