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PLoS Conference Postcards
The presenters listed here  have agreed to their work being discussed in Conference Postcards.
If you are attending ISMB 2011 PLoS Computational Biology invites you to send them a postcard! Conference Postcards represent a novel way to report important innovations and current research efforts presented at a scientific conference as told by upcoming members of the scientific community. Your “postcard” will focus on one of the conference presentations - a keynote, paper, poster, technology track demonstration, or tutorial.

Sample articles can be found in the PLoS Computational Biology Conference Postcards collection.
All Conference Postcards will be considered by the Editors and those selected will be published in PLoS Computational Biology as part of an article summarizing the conference.
If you would like to submit a Conference Postcard, here is what you need to know:
  • Any postdoctoral fellow or graduate student is eligible to be an author. Authors may submit more than one report for consideration, but each report may only have one author.
  • Your Conference Postcard should be between 800-1000 words and should not include images or figures.
  • You should include:
    • A synopsis of what was presented.
    • Reasons why you think your chosen presentation is outstanding.
    • How it related to the theme of the meeting.
    • The impact it had on attendees.
    • Additional references considered useful.
  • Any presentation at the conference deemed to be of exceptional significance to the broader community by the author is eligible to be reported. No permission from speakers is required beyond those obtained by ISMB, however, we strongly encourage you to talk with the speaker and check that they have agreed for their presentation to be reported on.
  • Please do not submit reports on presentations given by a close colleague.
  • Preference will be given to reports that demonstrate evidence of additional research into the topic to support or counter the work presented, e.g., views of the work by other attendees gathered through personal interactions or blogs or information based on further discussions with the presenters.
  • Reports accepted by the Editors for publication will be presented as a single article with author ordering determined by the PLoS Editors. PLoS Editors may request that the reporters make (generally minor) changes to the selected reports.
  • As with all PLoS content, the Conference Postcards will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License Agreement; made freely and fully available immediately upon publication; and deposited in PubMed Central and indexed in PubMed.
  • Please register your interest at contribute[at]plos.org to let us know which session you intend to write about by July 22nd 2011. Submissions or first drafts will be posted on the PLoS Blog upon receipt.
  • Your submission should be sent via email to contribute[at]plos.org with the report in the body of the email or attached as a Word document. Please use “ISMB 2011 Postcards” as the subject of your email. Please include your name, institution, and the title of the session being reported on within both the submitted report and the message text of your email.
  • The closing date for submissions is: August 2nd 2011.