Chair of the publications committee, recently distributed a Request
for Proposals (RFP) to leading academic and scientific publishers
soliciting an official Society journal. The Societys
initial contract with Oxford University Press (OUP) to publish Bioinformatics
as the official journal of the ISCB expired at the end of last year.
Currently ISCB and OUP have established a one year agreement to
extend the affiliation status while the Society moves through the
RFP is one step in ensuring that the ISCB associates with the highest
quality of science. We are really pleased to report that 11
publishers responded with proposals, including OUP as a continuation
of our relationship with Bioinformatics, commented Bourne.
Under his direction, the publications committee carefully reviewed
all proposals and prepared a recommendation for review by the ISCB
board of directors at their annual meeting in Glasgow on July 31,
is to make a decision at the annual board meeting, but if additional
information or time is needed, this may not be possible, observed
Michael Gribskov, ISCB President. As soon as a decision is made
and all publishers are notified, an announcement will be posted
to the ISCB website.