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On January 1, 2009 Bioinformatics once again became an official journal of the ISCB. This was a "homecoming" of sorts, as Bioinformatics was the original Society journal from 1998-2004, and the ISMB Proceedings have been published in the journal continuously since 2001.

Download Press Release here.

Bioinformatics journal is published by Oxford University Press (OUP). The journal's main focus is on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Two distinct sections within the journal - Discovery Notes and Application Notes- focus on shorter papers; the former reporting biologically interesting discoveries using computational methods, the latter exploring the applications used for experiments.



Alex Bateman (UK) and Alfonso Valencia (Spain) serve as the Executive Editors of Bioinformatics journal.

The most up to date listing of the full editorial board is available at


is covered by the following major indexing services:

Medline (Index Medicus)
Science Citation Index
Chemical Abstracts Service



ISCB members enjoy a substantial discount off the individual subscription price to Bioinformatics and other select OUP journals. For current member discount details click here.



Oxford Journals operates an optional Open Access Model (Oxford Open) covering over 70 OUP journals, including Bioinformatics. Through this initiative, authors of accepted papers are given the option of paying an Open Access publication charge to make their paper freely available online immediately via the journal website, meaning that readers will not need a journal subscription to view Open Access content. If an author does not choose to pay the Open Access publication charge, their paper will be published in the normal manner, but it will not be made freely available online immediately. Therefore there will be a mixture of non-Open Access and Open Access original research papers within each journal. Open Access articles will be clearly indicated on the online journal's contents page.

In order to view the non-Open Access content in participating journals, a current subscription to the journal will be required. Online, print and combined subscription options will continue to be available to institutions. The amount of Open Access content in each journal is regularly analysed, and this will impact the future online subscription prices - generally speaking, the more Open Access content published in a journal, the lower the future online subscription prices will be.

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