Proceedings Publishing Fees Information

It has been a long-standing tradition that the ISCB has covered the publishing fees for ISMB/ECCB Proceedings, but not for other meetings. It seems appropriate that we standardize the publishing offers across all ISCB conferences. By doing so we also align our strategy with that of many other conference organizers. We therefore are asking all authors of accepted Proceedings papers to cover the publication fee for their paper themselves if they are able to do so. For this purpose, we have negotiated a publication fee of $700 for ISMB-ECCB 2021. This is a very substantial reduction from the publication fees customary for OUP journals.

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Authors are responsible for the publication fee of $700 USD.  ISCB will bill the author directly for these fees. ISCB is committed to supporting all of its members, especially those from under-developed nations and/or those without funding.  If your manuscript is accepted and you are unable to pay for the publications fees in part or in full, you may submit a fee waiver request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please provide your name, full institute address, and a short (up to 50 words) justification of why you are unable to cover the publication fee with the subject line of ISMB/ECCB 2021 Publications Fee Waiver Request.

Proceedings publications are part of an online-only special issue of Bioinformatics and are open access (CC-BY), fully citable, and indexed by Medline and ISI. See the conference proceedings for ISMB 2020 for an example of online-only publication by Oxford University Press.