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Computational and Mathematical Biophysics

(formerly Molecular Based Mathematical Biology)

Editor In Chief: Guowei Wei
Edited by: Julie Mitchell and Shan Zhao

The mission of Computational and Mathematical Biophysics (CMB) is to publish the highest quality work that promotes the development of theoretical formulations, mathematical models, numerical algorithms, and computational techniques for elucidating molecular mechanisms and for solving open problems at the forefront of molecular bioscience and biophysics.

Topical / Special Issues:

CMB publishes original articles, letters, and reviews that concern the application of computational and mathematical approaches to important problems in molecular bioscience and biophysics, such as biomolecular structure and function, solvation, electrostatics, biomolecular dynamics and transport, ion channels, membrane transporters, protein interactions with ligands, proteins, and nucleic acids, signaling, genomic biophysics, cryo-electron microscopy, molecular motors, and rational drug design. Theoretical, computational, and mathematical studies, that can improve the understanding of experimental results or simulate systems for which experiments are intractable, are particularly welcomed.

Studies of molecular bioscience and biophysics from all areas of computational and mathematical sciences are appropriate, including differential equations, functional analysis, harmonic analysis, Lie group, Lie algebra, geometry, graph theory, topology, multiscale modeling, inverse problem, optimization, stochastic analysis, uncertainty quantification, statistical inference, nonparametric regression, imaging, visualization, linear programming, combinatorics, fuzzy logic, Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics, machine learning, manifold learning, data mining, big data analysis, high-performance computing, software and database development.

Why subscribe and read
CMB is a unique journal that publishes all computational and mathematical results concerning the molecular biosciences and biophysics.

Why submit
The journal offers fast, fair and constructive peer review, quick publication upon acceptance and long-time preservation of the contents.
The journal is currently free for all the authors - there are no submission or publication fees.
Secure archiving is provided by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico.

Abstracting & Indexing

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Instructions for Authors

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at https://www.editorialmanager.com/mlbmb/. In case of problems, please contact the Editorial Office of this journal at mlbmb.editorial@degruyter.com.

Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

  • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
  • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
  • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
  • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
  • be delivered in electronic format.

The journal publishes:

  • Research Articles
  • Communications and Rapid Communications
  • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
  • Commentaries
  • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

Peer-Review Process
The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system (the names of the reviewers are hidden from the authors). Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by two or more experts. Reviewers are asked to recommend whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. Although the journal uses the plagiarism detection system CrossCheck, reviewers should alert the editors if they suspect any issues relating to author misconduct such as plagiarism.

Reviewers are asked to provide detailed, constructive comments that will help both the editors make a decision on the publication and the author(s) to improve their manuscript. They should point out whether the work has serious flaws that preclude its publication, or whether additional experiments should be carried out or additional data should be collected to support the conclusions drawn. 

Formatting Requirements
Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

  • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
  • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
  • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use the journal’s LaTeX template file.

Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in Computational and Mathematical Biophysics, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

The letter should contain all important details such as: 

  • your full name (submitted by)
  • full title of article and short title
  • full list of authors with affiliations
  • e-mail of the corresponding author
  • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
  • number of attached files, if there is more than one
  • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors may suggest up to two referees not to use and in such cases additional justification should be provided in the cover letter. Authors are encouraged to recommend up to five reviewers who are not members of their institution(s) and have never been associated with them or their laboratory(ies); please provide contact information for suggested reviewers. The Editors reserve the right to select expert reviewers at their discretion. For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

Open Access License
Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

Guowei Wei, Michigan State University, USA

Journal Editors
Julie C. Mitchell, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Shan Zhao, University of Alabama, USA

Associate Editors
Weihua Geng, Southern Methodist University, USA
Duan Chen, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Kelin Xia, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Editorial Advisory Board
Emil Alexov, Clemson University, USA
Chandrajit Bajaj, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Pedro Ballester, Cancer Research Center of Marseille (CRCM), France
Eric Cances, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France
Qiang Cui, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Haibao Duan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Avner Friedman, Ohio State University, USA
Fei Han, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Christine E. Heitsch, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Michael Holst, University of California , San Diego, USA
Nataša Jonoska, University of South Florida, USA
Patrice Koehl, University of California, Davis, USA
Fengchun Lei, Dalian University of Technology, China
Jie Liang, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Chun Liu, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
John Lowengrub, University of California, Irvine, USA
Benzhuo Lu, Institute of Computational Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Michael Mascagni, Florida State University, USA
Qing Nie, University of California, Irvine, USA
Alexey Onufriev, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Henri Orland, Institut de Physique Théorique (IPhT), CEA-Saclay, France
Christof Schütte, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Reidun Twarock, University of York, UK
Mariel Vazquez, University of California, Davis, USA
Qi Wang, University of South Carolina, USA
Jie Wu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Zhijun Wu, Iowa State University, USA
Weitao Yang, Duke University, USA (new)
John Z.H. Zhang, New York University, USA
Yongcheng Zhou, Colorado State University, USA

Assistant Editors
Tania Hazra, University of Alabama, USA
Duc Nguyen, Michigan State University, USA
Sheik Ahmed Ullah, University of Alabama, USA

Language Editors
David Bramer, Michigan State University, USA
Kristopher Opron, Michigan State University, USA
Leighton Wilson, University of Michigan, USA

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Editorial Contact
Shan Zhao