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Special Issue on “Bioinformatics Commons


Bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary field that combines biology, mathematics, computer science, medicine, and health science, to integrate, analyze, and interpret biological data, is now becoming increasingly data-intensive. To better explore the stories behind “big data” powered by high-throughput sequencing technologies, scientists highly rely on “bioinformatics commons”. These include, but are not limited to, algorithms, methods, software tools, databases, web servers, ontologies, standards, etc., which are of critical significance in translating big data into big discoveries. Here we are very pleased to announce a special issue “Bioinformatics Commons” in the journal Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics (GPB), dedicated to the current advances of bioinformatics and beyond.


As the official journal of Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Genetics Society of China, GPB is published by Elsevier in a gold open-access mode under CC-BY licenses. It is indexed by multiple databases including SCIE, PubMed/MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Scopus, and DOAJ. More information about GPB can be found at the journal homepage by following the link


The deadline of submissions to this special issue is April 30 every year and this special issue is scheduled to be published in the fall of every year. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Guide for Authors explained at the journal homepage and submitted online at, choosing the article type "SI: Bioinformatics Commons". Please indicate clearly in the cover letter that your submission is for Bioinformatics Commons special issue.


The guest editors for this special issue are Profs. Yu Xue (Huazhong University of Science & Technology), Zhang Zhang (Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), and Fangqing Zhao (Beijing Institutes of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences) of China.


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