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Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems

Editor In Chief: Irena Roterman-Konieczna

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Vol. 16, issue 1, Serious games as an aid in the development of people with intellectual disabilities, by Anna Sochocka, Jakub Mirocha and Rafał Satrypan

Please, see also the list of the most frequently cited articles published in BAMS, according to Web of Science and SCOPUS databases.

Your benefits:

  • Scientific and applicable projects linking medical issues and computer science
  • Broad range of topics (from molecular level of biological problems to the telemedicine)
  • New algorithms and databases
  • Extensive interdisciplinary collaboration
  • High quality peer-review

The journal Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems (BAMS), 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. Articles in BAMS are published in English.

  • Bioinformatics
  • Systems biology
  • Telemedicine
  • E-Learning in Medicine
  • Patient's electronic record
  • Image processing
  • Medical databases

Article formats
Research Articles, Editorials, Review Articles and Mini Reviews, Short Communications

Review Articles and Mini Reviews are normally published by invitation, but suggestions to the Editors are welcome.

> Information on submission process

Journal Metrics

Cite Score
Index Copernicus Value
SCImago Journal Rank
Source Normalized Impact per Paper


It is a tradition in our Department of Bioinformatics and Telemedicine to organize conferences in the field of Computer Simulation of Biological Systems. These conferences have been organized since 1975 in five years cycle.
The closing panel during the conference organized in 2005 opened the discussion concerning difficulties in publishing papers representing interdisciplinary issues. Particularly, linking the computer science activities in the medical field appeared to be difficult due to expectations of journals. The medical journals expected pure medical problems to be discussed. The computer science journals expected articles on new numerical solutions. Therefore, the papers presenting new computer-based techniques potentially applicable in both, scientific medicine as well as practical medicine, were postponed.
The students group participating in the conference in 2005 expressed the inspired the foundation of a journal which is specially oriented on the interdisciplinary activity linking medicine (and generally life science) with computer-based techniques.
As the result of this discussion the journal Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems was launched and the first issue was published. The participants of the conference were the authors of the first issue, and the papers were published in Polish. The discussion about the cover and layout begun. The name of journal combines “Bio-Algorithms” to cover the field of molecular, cellular, tissue, organs, whole body simulations, and “Med-Systems” to cover all practical medical fields, including image processing, hospital system development, e-learning in medicine, etc. The second issue was published in English, thus opening the journal to the international community.
Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems was registered officially; the owner of the title is the Jagiellonian University – Medical College. The first volumes were published bi-annually.
Right from the beginning we also offered a platform to the small business because the linking of scientific solutions with small companies was of high importance at that time.
Two issues of the Journal are of high importance to us. One issue is entirely devoted to grid systems as platform for integrated activities in medicine, and international project with contributors from Italy, Romania, France and China. The second issue focused on E-learning techniques in medicine, a project supported by a European grant and coordinated by British scientists.
We were very happy to be invited by De Gruyter to publish the Journal in cooperation. The collaboration with De Gruyter publisher started in 2012.
In our editorial activity we have been significantly supported by Cyfronet - Academic Computer Center AGH Krakow.
Since 2015 Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems has been indexed by DBLP (computer science bibliography) data base, which means that citations are counted.

Publication frequency
2005 - 2010 – biannual
Since 2011 - quarterly

Old titles of this journal

Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems

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Prof. Irena Roterman-Konieczna, Jagiellonian University – Medical College, Krakow, Poland

Editorial Board
Prof. Piotr Augustyniak, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Dr. Adam S.Z. Belloum, Instituut voor Informatica – University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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, Poland / Informatics Institute, Amsterdam University - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dr. Jacques Chomilier, Protein Structure Prediction Group, Insititut de Mineralogie et Physique des Milieux Condenses, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Prof. Marc Ebner, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald, Institut für Mathematik und Informatik, Greifswald, Germany
Dr. Dragan Gamberger, Rudjer Boskovic Institute Division of Electronics Laboratory for Information Systems, Zagreb, Croatia
Dr. Inga Hege, Medical Education Unit, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Dr. Sören Huwendiek, University Children's Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Dr. Wiktor Jurkowski, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Prof. Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz, Department of Cardiology and Hypertension, Institute of Cardiology, Jagiellonian Uniwersity, Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Prof. Leszek Konieczny, Jagiellonian University – Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Dr. Valeria Krzhizhanovskaya, Computational Science University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dr. Gabriele Pierantoni, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Fabio Polticelli, Department of Biology University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Dr. Mikhail Posypkin, Federal Research Center Computer Science and Control of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Dr. Thomas Röblitz, University Center for Information Technology, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Reinhard Schneider, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxemburg
Dr. Jian Shen, Department of Computer Engineering, Chosun University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Prof. Stanislaw J. Skrzypek, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Dr. Pawel Spolnik, Jagiellonian University – Medical College, Krakow, Poland
Prof. Katarzyna Stąpor, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
Prof. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH - University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Dr. Daniele Toti, Department of Sciences, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
Prof. Andrzej Walczak, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Grzegorz Marcin Wójcik, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Institute of Computer Science – Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Prof. Nabil Zary, Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME), Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Technical editors
Piotr Walecki, Zdzislaw Wisniowski, Anna Zaremba-Smietanska, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland

Scientific contact
Department of Bioinformatics and Telemedicine
Sw. Lazarza 16, 31-530 Krakow, Poland
Email: bams@cm-uj.krakow.pl

Publisher contact
Zofia Szafranska-Czajka
De Gruyter
Email: bams.editorial@degruyter.com



Audience: students, researchers and professionals in the field of computer science activity in medicine (and generally life science), medical ICT specialists and managers, innovation departments in enterprises connected with medicine and computer science