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Aims and Scope
Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems offers
- All project of scientific and applicable projects linking medical issues and computer science.
- The whole spectrum between molecular level of biological problems to the telemedicine (including hospital systems, diagnostic techniques, E-learning in medicine, simulation of physiological and biochemical processes).
- Features: Bioinformatics; Systems Biology; Telemedicine; E-Learning in Medicine; Patient's electronic record; Immage processing; Medical databases.
The journal Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems, edited by the Jagiellonian University Medical College, provides a forum for the exchange of information in the interdisciplinary fields of computational methods applied in medicine, presenting new algorithms and databases, that allows the progress in collaborations between medicine, informatics, physics, and biochemistry. Projects linking specialists representing these disciplines are welcome to be published in this Journal.
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Instructions for Authors
Content and Structure of the Manuscripts
Title: According to the methods of modern information science, the titles of submitted papers should be short and informative.
Authors: The title should be followed by the full names of all authors with a cross-reference to the affiliation
Affiliations: The list of author’s institution names (affiliation) should follow the list of authors according to the cross-references in the authors list
Abstract (short summary) of no more than 150 words should be supplied. The abstract should be written in the third person. The abstract should contain solely the essential results and conclusions of the presented work. Textual formulations from the title should not be repeated and the findings rather than the aim of the work should be described. The information about the potential collaborator’s specialization necessary to accomplish the project should be given in abstract. No references are allowed in Abstract.
Key words: Short list of terms in the best way describing manuscript scope should be entitled
Introduction The aim of the work should be explained in the introductory part. The revision of the other works in the same field should be given in a very short form. The description of eventual potential collaboration with other specialists in other discipline should be given in Introduction. No general and handbook’s information is allowed.
Materials and Methods: The necessary information given in this part should be presented to the extent allowing the readers repetition of the whole work described in the paper. No source codes are allowed.
Results: Results should be presented logically in a straightforward and clear fashion. Results should be distinctly separated from comments and discussion. Well known methods and techniques should not be described in detail. They should be designated only by the names of their authors or by literature references. Standard statistical methods should be applied, if necessary, to present the results. SI units should be used throughout.
Conclusion and Discussion: The short summary should be given in this part. It should be limited solely to the newly observed/introduced issues. Do not repeat any former part of the manuscript.
Manuscript design: The Authors are responsible for the quality of English language. The references cited should be selective rather than extensive. An exception to this rule are the review articles. The references in the manuscript text should be in a form: (  ) or ( , , ). All references should be listed on a separate sheet numbering in appearing order. References such as »personal communication« and »unpublished results« are not allowed. All Tables, Figures and equations should be numbered using arabic numeral. Each Figure and Table should be referenced in the text as Tab.1. , Fig.1., Eq.1. Equations numbering systems should be given in form (Eq. 1.) at the end of the line presenting the equation. The figures and tables should be pasted in the proper position in the text with the legends below the table or figure. Tables and figures legends should be designed in a fashion that enables understanding without referring to the text. Presentation of the same results in figures and tables will not be accepted.
References: Authors should provide complete, correct and properly structured references, as instructed by the editors. Complete data contains: for article in a journal: Author(s), Title of the article, Journal name (full name or abbreviation according to ISO standard), Volume, Issue, Publication date, pagination. For a book: Author(s), Title, Publisher, Publication place and date. If the article/book has DOI number, the author should include it in the references. DOIs are very easy to find. Most publishers, if they have them, place them at the top of the article front page. Please keep in mind that the DOI number will automatically make the active link ! All data in the reference must be correct. Most common errors are incorrect abbreviations of journal titles or wrong navigation data (like volume number or article pages) of the cited article. Finally, the author ought to prepare references in a APA format (see Appendix A below).
Submitting of manuscripts
Manuscripts may be submitted as attachments to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) messages together with the cover letter addressed to the Editor. The discipline presented in the publication followed by the names of potential reviewers with their email addresses should be given in the cover letter. The preferred text-processor is Word (*.doc or *.docx).
Manuscripts that do not comply with the above guidelines will be returned to the author for required changes. Only after compliance is established, will they be processed for reviewing. Non-adherence to the guidelines slows down the publishing process. Manuscripts returned to the authors for changes and not re-submitted within a period of one month will be considered as new articles as per the date of the last receipt. The editorial staff reserves the right to make editorial corrections of the manuscript and adjust it to the requirements of the journal. The galley with final correction should be returned in 72 h.
Instructions for Authors on References (APA style)
Introduction: This document describes standards for preparing the references in the APA style. The following sections give detailed instructions on citing books, journal articles, newspaper articles, conference papers, theses, webpages and others. Please provide all the required elements in the references to your paper. Please pay particular attention to spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Accuracy and completeness of references are the responsibilities of the author. Before submitting your article, please ensure you have checked your paper for any relevant references you may have missed. A complete reference should give the reader enough information to find the relevant article. And most importantly, complete and correct references may allow automatic creation of active links by the MetaPress technology that we use for making the electronic version of our journal. Active reference linking is regarded as the greatest benefit of electronic publishing and it adds a lot of value to your publication.
Book (one author)
Format: Number. Number. Author. (Year of publication). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher.
Example: 1. Baxter, R. (1982). Exactly Solvable Models in Statistical Mechanics. New York: Academic Press.
Book (two or more authors)
Format: Number. Author1, Author2 & Author3. (Year of publication). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher.
Example: 1. Kleiner, F.S., Mamiya C.J. & Tansey R.G. (2001). Gardner’s art through the ages (11th ed.). Fort Worth, USA: Harcourt College Publishers.
Book chapter or article in an edited book
Format: Number. Author(s) of chapter. (Year of publication). Chapter title. In Editors of the book (Eds.), Book title (Chapter page range). Place of publication: Publisher.
Example: 1. Roll, W.P. (1976). ESP and memory. In J.M.O. Wheatley & H.L. Edge (Eds.), Philosophical dimensions of parapsychology (pp. 154-184). Springfield, IL: American Psychiatric Press.
Proceedings from a conference
Format: Number. Author(s). (Year of publication). Title. In Conference name, Date (Page range). Place of publication: Publisher.
Example: 1. Field, G. (2001). Rethinking reference rethought. In Revelling in Reference: Reference and Information Services Section Symposium, 12-14 October 2001 (pp. 59-64). Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australian Library and Information Association.
Format: Number. Author(s). (Year of publication). Title. Publisher. Retrieving date, http address. DOI.
Example: 1. Johnson, A. (2000). Abstract Computing Machines. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Retrieved March 30, 2006, from SpringerLinkhttp://springerlink.com/content/w25154. DOI: 10.1007/b138965.
Format: Number. Author(s). (Year of publication). Title. Information, Place of publication.
Example: 1. Begg, M. M. (2001). Dairy farm women in the Waikato 1946-1996: Fifty years of social and structural change. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Format: Number. Author(s). (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Publisher. (Report number)
Example: 1. Osgood, D. W., & Wilson, J. K. (1990). Covariation of adolescent health problems. Lincoln: University of Nebraska. (NTIS No. PB 91-154 377/AS)
Format: Number. Institution name. (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.
Example: 1. Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy. (1997). The national drug strategy: Mapping the future. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service.
Journal Article (one author)
Format: Number. Author. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal Title. Volume (issue), range of pages. DOI.
Example: 1. Nikora, V. (2006). Hydrodynamics of aquatic ecosystems: spatial-averaging perspective. Acta Geophysica, 55(1), 3-10. DOI: 10.2478/s11600-006-0043-6.
Journal Article (two or more authors)
Format: Number. Author1, Author2 & Author3. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal Title. Volume (issue), range of pages. DOI.
Example: 1. Cudak, M. & Karcz J. (2006). Momentum transfer in an agitated vessel with off-centred impellers. Chem. Pap. 60(5), 375-380. DOI: 10.2478/s11696-006-0068-y.
Journal article from an online database
Format: Number. Author(s). (Year of publication). Article title [Electronic version]. Journal Title. Volume (issue), range of pages. Retrieved date of access, from name of database. DOI.
Example: 1. Czajgucki Z., Zimecki M. & Andruszkiewicz R. (2006, December). The immunoregulatory effects of edeine analogues in mice [Abstract]. Cell. Mol. Biol. Lett. 12(3), 149-161. Retrieved December 6, 2006, from PubMed database on the World Wide Web:http://www.pubmed.gov. DOI: 10.2478/s11658-006-0061-z.
Newspaper article (no author)
Format: Number. Article title. (Publication date). Journal Title. page.
Example: 1. Amazing Amazon region. (1989, January 12). New York Times, p. D11.
Format: Number. Author. (Year of publication). Article title. In Encyclopedia title (volume number, pages). Place of publication: Encyclopedia name.
Example: 1. Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The new encyclopedia britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.
Format: Number. Author/Sponsor. (last update or copyright date). Title. Retrieved date of access, from URL.
Example: 1. Walker, J. (1996, August). APA-style citations of electronic resources. Retrieved November 21, 2001, from http://www.cas.usf.edu/english/walker/apa.html
Format: Number. Author(s). (Date of presentation). Lecture title. Lecture notes distributed in the unit, at the name of the teaching organisation, the location.
Example: 1. Liffers, M. (2006, August 30). Finding information in the library. Lecture notes distributed in the unit Functional Anatomy and Sports Performance 1102, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia.
Format: Number. Author. (Year). Patent number. The location. Issue body.
Example: 1. Smith, I. M. (1988). U.S. Patent No. 123,445. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Format: Number. Issue body. (Year). Standard name. Standard number. The location.
Example: 1. Standards Association of Australia. (1997). Australian standard: Pressure equipment manufacture. AS4458-1997. North Sydney.
Format: Number. Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D.D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Motion picture]. Country of origin: Studio or distributor.
Example: 1. Zhang, Y. (Producer/Director). (2000). Not one less [Motion Picture].China: Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
Format: Number. Songwriter, W. W. (Date of copyright). Title of song [Recorded by artist if different from song writer]. On Title of album [Medium of recording]. Location: Label. (Recording date if different from copyright date).
Example: 1. Taupin, B. (1975). Someone saved my life tonight [Recorded by Elton John]. On Captain fantastic and the brown dirt cowboy [CD]. London: Big Pig Music Limited.
Format: Number. Author. (Exact date of posting). Subject line of message. Message posted to followed by name of mailing list, archived at followed by address for the archived version of the message
Example: 1. Hammond, T. (2000, November 20). YAHC: Handle Parameters, DOI Genres, etc. Message posted to Ref-Links electronic mailing list, archived athttp://www.doi.org/mail-archive/ref-link/msg00088.html
Format: Number. Author(s). (Year). Title [computer software]. The location: Company.
Example: 1. Ludwig, T. (2002). PsychInquiry [computer software].New York: Worth.
Prof Irena Roterman-Konieczna , Jagiellonian University – Medical College, Krakow, PL, Editor-in-Chief
Prof Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, PL
Prof. Piotr Augustyniak, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, PL
Dr. Adam S.Z. Belloum, Instituut voor Informatica – University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
Dr. Michal Brylinski, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Dr. Marian Bubak, Department of Computer Science and ACC Cyfronet, AGH University of Science and Technology - Krakow, PL / Informatics Institute, Amsterdam University - Amsterdam, NL
Dr. Jacques Chomilier, Protein Structure Prediction Group, Insititut de Mineralogie et Physique des Milieux Condenses, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FR
Prof. Marc Ebner, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für Informatik, Tübingen, DE
Dr. Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute Division of Electronics Laboratory for Information Systems, Zagreb, CR
Dr. Inga Hege, Medical Education Unit, University of Munich, Munich, DE
Dr. Sören Huwendiek, University Children's Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, DE
Prof. Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian Uniwersity, Medical College, Krakow, PL
Prof. Leszek Konieczny, Jagiellonian University – Medical College, Krakow, PL
Dr. Valeria Krzhizhanovskaya, Computational Science University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
Dr. Silvia Delgado Olabarriaga, Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, NL
Dr. Gabriele Pierantoni, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, IR
Prof. Fabio Polticelli, Department of Biology University Roma Tre, Rome, IT
Dr. Mikhail Posypkin, Institute for Systems Analysis Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, RU
Dr. Thomas Röblitz, Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen (GWDG), Göttingen, DE
Prof. Reinhard Schneider, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, LU
Dr. Jian Shen, Department of Computer Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Dr. Pawel Spolnik, Jagiellonian University – Medical College, Krakow, PL
Prof. Katarzyna Stąpor, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, PL
Prof. Andrzej Walczak, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, PL
Prof. Nabil Zary, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME), Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Stockholm, SE
Piotr Walecki, Zdzislaw Wisniowski, Anna Zaremba-Smietanska, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, PL
Department of Bioinformatics and Telemedicine
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