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Transactions on Computational Systems Biology

LNCS Journal Subline

Aims and scope

The journal will publish highly quality papers in the field discussed below. The archival purpose of journals imposes that papers must have lasting importance and value over time. Therefore only established results will be considered for publication. Since we aim at building a bridge journal between different research communities that are approaching biological systems from different perspectives, we must consider a broad community of authors and topics, although all related to dynamic aspects of bioinformatics. Therefore, the scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

Formal languages for modeling biological structures and processes
Analysis and verification techniques and tools for biological behavior
Simulation techniques and tools for biological systems
Bio-inspired languages, computational models and computing
Biological Databases and Query Languages for Cell Models
Modeling Environments and Tools for biological systems
Numerical techniques for the analysis of biological systems
Formal assessment of experimental data quality and reliability
Automated Deduction for Biological Systems
Visualization techniques for complex models
Computational and Logical Aspects of the Analysis of Biological systems
Logics and tools for biological systems
Inference, modelling, and engineering of  complex biological networks
Advances in methodology for modeling biological systems
Parallel and distributed simulation of cellular systems
Mathematical and Informational Models of Biological Systems
Advances in methodology for modeling biological systems
Advances in theory of biological systems
Formal Molecular Biology and evolutionary Models
Self-assembly in Biological Systems
Systems biology in early evolution - the origins of biological networks

Editorial board

Corrado Priami - Editor-in-chief - University of Trento - Italy

Charles Auffray
- CNRS - France
Matthew Bellgard - Murdoch University - Australia
Soren Brunak - Technical University of Denmark - Denmark
Luca Cardelli - Microsoft Research Cambridge - UK
Zhu Chen - Shanghai Institute of Hematology - China
Vincent Danos - CNRS, Universit\'e Paris VII - France
Eytan Domany - Center for Systems Biology, Weizmann Institute - Israel
Walter Fontana -  Santa Fe Institute - USA
Takashi Gojobori - National Institute of Genetics - Japan
Martijn A. Huynen, Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics - NL
Marta Kwiatkowska - University of Birmingham - UK
Doron Lancet - Crown Human Genome Center - Israel
Pedro Mendes - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute - USA
Bud Mishra - Courant Institute and Cold Spring Harbor Lab, USA
Satoru Miyano - University of Tokyo - Japan
Denis Noble - University of Oxford - UK
Alberto Policriti - University of Udine - Italy
Magali Roux-Rouquie - CNRS, Pasteur Institute - France
Vincent Schächter - Genoscope - France
Adelinde Uhrmacher - University of Rostok - Germany
Alfonso Valencia - Centro Nacional de Biotecnología - Spain

Editorial process

Submissions will be addressed to the editor-in-chief or to one of the member of the editorial board with expertise in the area of the paper in electronic form.  The handler of the paper is expected to get three reviews and send a recommendation to the editor-in-chief for the publication of the paper with the review material. The editor-in-chief takes the final decision.

The editorial board will do its best to make the reviewing process as short as possible still maintaining high quality because this is one of the main parameter to select a journal for publication (we can expect to have an upper limit of a three months process).

Type of Contributions

The main contribution must be original and describe an advance of the state of the art.

Tutorial papers are essential contribution accepted with higher frequency at the beginning of the journal because they contribute strongly to build a bridge journal.  These contributions explain how a technique works with a language for non expert of the fields, essential feature for interdisciplinarity.

Survey/review papers will be accepted to establish milestones on which the new research area is built. These papers should convey what is known about a field, which modeling techniques have been applied and what has resulted from all that and also speculate about the future.

Information for submissions will be available soon. In the meanwhile you can send an email to the editor-in-chief.

LNCS Journal Subline

Springer started recently a subline of the LNCS series to publish archivial journals. It is possible to buy only the journal of interest and even for single volumes. The advantage of relying on the LNCS series are due to their high diffusion within the computer science community and on the electronic version available on LNCS Online,  in the direct neighborhood of many related conference papers.