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 Bioinformatics publishes the highest quality scientific papers and review articles of interest to academic and industrial researchers. Its main focus is on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. With an impact factor of 7.3 (2016), Bioinformatics focuses on work that significantly advances our understanding of genetics.




BMC Bioinformatics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal  that considers articles on all aspects of the development, testing and novel application of computational and statistical methods for the modeling and analysis of all kinds of biological data, as well as other areas of computational biology. With an impact factor of 2.5 (2016), BMC Bioinformatics articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.




BMC Systems Biology is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in experimental and theoretical aspects of the function of biological systems at the molecular, cellular or organismal level, in particular those addressing the engineering of biological systems, network modelling, quantitative analyses, integration of different levels of information and synthetic biology. With an impact factor of 2.3 (2016)BMC Systems Biology articles are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.





Nature Cell Biology publishes papers of the highest quality from all areas of cell biology, encouraging those that shed light on the molecular mechanisms responsible for fundamental cell biological processes. With an impact factor of 20.1 (2016)Nature Cell Biology publish high-impact research relevant to a broad range of cell biologists.




Nature Biotechnology publishes papers on molecular engineering of nucleic acids and proteins; molecular therapy (therapeutics genes, antisense, siRNAs, aptamers, DNAzymes, ribozymes, peptides, proteins); large-scale biology (genomics, functional genomics, proteomics, structural genomics, metabolomics, etc.); computational biology (algorithms and modeling), regenerative medicine (stem cells, tissue engineering, biomaterials); imaging technology; analytical biotechnology (sensors/detectors for analytes/macromolecules), applied immunology (antibody engineering, xenotransplantation, T-cell therapies); food and agricultural biotechnology; and environmental biotechnology. With an impact factor of 41.7 (2016)Nature Biotechnology articles cover the breadth and significance of the work to the biotechnology community.



PLoS Computational Biology provides substantial new insight into living systems at all scales, from the nano to the macro, and across multiple disciplines, from molecular science, neuroscience and physiology to ecology and population biology. With an impact factor of 4.5 (2016)PLoS Computational Biology features works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales—from molecules and cells, to patient populations and ecosystems—through the application of computational methods.



ACS Synthetic Biology publishes high-quality research that demonstrate integrative, molecular approaches enabling better understanding of the organization and function of cells, tissues, and organisms in systems. With an impact factor of 5.4 (2016)ACS Synthetic Biology is particularly interested in studies on the design and synthesis of new genetic circuits and gene products; computational methods in the design of systems; and integrative applied approaches to understanding disease and metabolism.

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