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Volume 16, Issue 1
A Letter to ISCB
Members & Colleagues

Officer and Student
Council Elections --
The Choice is Yours

New Face at ISCB

Travel Fellowship

Fostering Relationships and Increasing Global Awareness

ISCB's Junior PI Initiative

Student Council
Symposium Highlights

Bioinformatics &
Nucleic Acids Research

PLOS Computational

Senior Scientist Award: David Eisenberg

Meet the 2013 Class
of Fellows

Overton Prize:
Goncalo Abecasis

Latest News from ISCB on the Society Pages

FASEB Activities

Bioinformatics Update

Career Corner

Announcing GLBIO 2014

Mark Your Calendar for ISMB 2014

FASEB Comments on the NIH Data Initiative

News from ISCB
Student Council

Upcoming Conferences & Events

ISCB Conferences
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Following a successful eight year term, Alex Bateman stepped down from his role of co Executive Editor of Bioinformatics at the end of 2012.

We thank Alex for all his efforts on behalf of the journal, and were very pleased to welcome Janet Kelso to the role of co-Executive Editor of Bioinformatics, working alongside Alfonso Valencia from 2013.

We are also pleased to welcome Gunnar R├Ątsch, Ziv Bar-Joseph, John Hancock and Igor Jurisica as new Associate Editors. We thank Trey Ideker for his hard work as an Associate Editor for the journal over many years, and are delighted that he has joined the Editorial Board.

Once again we received around 2000 submissions in 2012 -- around 30% were accepted, with an average time from submission to first decision of 30 days. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, it is usually published online ahead of print within 5 days and in an issue within 8 weeks.

In June 2012 we received the news that Bioinformatics' Impact Factor had risen to 5.468, making it the top ranked journal in the Mathematical & Computational Biology JCR category.

At the time of writing, the 2012 impact factors have not been announced but based on our own citation analysis we are hoping to see Bioinformatics maintain its position. A new form of Creative Commons licence was introduced during 2012 for new Bioinformatics content published under an open access model. In short, we have moved from a CC-BY-NC licence to a CC-BY licence. The CC-BY licence allows unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in part or whole provided that the original work is properly cited (under the previous CC-BY-NC licence users were required to seek permission for commercial reuse).

During 2012 we also introduced a new article category, Bioimage informatics. In an editorial to introduce the new category, Peng et al. write "Tremendous volumes of multi-dimensional bioimaging data are now being generated in almost every branch of biology. How to interpret such image datasets in a quantitative, objective, automatic and efficient way has become a major challenge in current computational biology. Bioimage informatics methods have begun to turn image data into useful biological knowledge..."  The full editorial can be read at http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/28/8/1057.full

As ever, we welcome comments or feedback on any aspect of the journal - please do not hesitate to get in touch with us (bioinformatics.editorialoffice@oup.com) or visit us at the OUP booth at ISMB/ECCB 2013.

With best wishes,
The Bioinformatics Editorial team