By Topic

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Aims & Scope

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics emphasizes the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in bioinformatics and computational biology; the development and testing of effective computer programs in bioinformatics; the development of biological databases; and important biological results that are obtained from the use of these methods, programs and databases; the emerging field of Systems Biology, where many forms of data are used to create a computer-based model of a complex biological system. The publication represents a mixture of three research modalities: a) fundamental methodological, algorithmic, mathematical and statistical research directly motivated by biological issues; b) papers focusing on experimental and implementation issues; and c) papers on serious application of methods and programs that lead to discoveries of biological significance. Increasingly, papers contain elements of all three modalities. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, sequence analysis, comparison and alignment methods; motif, gene and signal recognition; molecular evolution; phylogenetics and phylogenomics; determination or prediction of the structure of RNA and Protein in two and three dimensions; DNA twisting and folding; gene expression and gene regulatory networks; deduction of metabolic pathways; micro-array design and analysis; proteomics; functional genomics; molecular docking and drug design; computational problems in genetics such as linkage and QTL analysis, linkage disequilibrium analysis in populations, and haplotype determination; systems biology. 

 
Additional Information:
 

While the orientation of the transactions is on computational issues, at the same time, the journal must insist that the papers have a genuine connection to biology and not just concern computational problems that are "motivated" by biology. As the field matures, it is expected that a large percentage of the papers in the journal will validate new methods and ideas with real or realistically simulated data. It will be common for papers to be the product of joint research by computationally oriented researchers together with biologists.

Read the EIC's Introduction to IEEE/ACM Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (PDF)

Persistent Link: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/servlet/opac?punumber=8857 More »

Frequency: 6

Subjects

  • Bioengineering
  • Computing & Processing

Contacts

Assistant
TCBB Transactions Assistant
IEEE Computer Society
PO Box 3014
Los Alamitos, CA  90720-1314  90720-1314  USA
TCBB@computer.org

Editor-in-Chief
Ying Xu
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7229 USA
Phone: +1 706-542-9779
xyn@bmb.uga.edu

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Dong Xu
University of Missouri
xudong@missouri.edu

Contacts

Editor-in-Chief
Ying Xu
University of Georgia
xyn@bmb.uga.edu

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Dong Xu
University of Missouri
xudong@missouri.edu