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Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics

Editor In Chief: Falk Schreiber and Ralf Hofestädt
Edited by: Jan Baumbach, Ming Chen, Yuriy Orlov, and Jens Allmer
Managing Editor: Björn Sommer
Editorial Board: Alejandro Giorgetti, Andrew Harrison, Aleksey Kochetov, Jens Krüger, Qi Ma, Hiroshi Matsuno, Chanchal K. Mitra, Josch K. Pauling, Chris Rawlings, Florentino Fdez-Riverola, Paolo Romano, Richard Röttger, Alban Shoshi, Siomar de Castro Soares, Jan Taubert, Andreas Tauch, Malik Yousef, Stephan Weise, and Keywan Hassani-Pak

Dear Authors

We invite your submissions to the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB). Please adhere to our instructions for authors and submit your paper online via our submission site at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgjib.

Your benefits:

  • Research using the tools of computer science and electronic infrastructure applied to Biotechnology
  • High quality single-blind peer-review
  • International and renowned editorial board
  • 100% Open Access: authors retain the copyright for their work

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Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB) is an international open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of integrative bioinformatics.

Molecular biology produces huge amounts of data in the post-genomic era. This includes data describing metabolic mechanisms and pathways, structural genomic organization, patterns of regulatory regions; proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics. On the one hand, analysis of this data uses essentially the methods and concepts of computer science; on the other hand, the range of biological tasks solved by researchers determines the range and scope of the data. Currently, there are about 1,000 database systems and various analytical tools available via the Internet which are directed at solving various biological tasks.

The challenge we have is to integrate these list-parts and relationships from genomics and proteomics at novel levels of understanding. Integrative Bioinformatics is a new area of research using the tools of computer science and electronic infrastructure applied to Biotechnology. These tools will also represent the backbone of the concept of a virtual cell.


Software applications/tools and databases covering the following topics:
  • Molecular Databases, Information Systems and Data Warehouses
  • Integration of Data, Methods and Tools
  • Metabolic and Regulatory Network Modeling and Simulation
  • Signal Pathways and Cell Control
  • Network Analysis
  • Medical Informatics, Biomedicine and Biotechnology
  • Integrative Approaches for Drug Design
  • Integrative Data and Text Mining Approaches
  • Integrative, whole cell and molecular modeling
  • Visualization and animation

Review papers are also welcome with regard to JIB.tools.

Article formats
Research articles, Review papers, Workshop contributions (if peer-reviewed)

Article processing charges (APCs)
Each unsolicited article, which is accepted for publication in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics is subject to an Article Processing Charge of 1,000€.
The Open Access publication of invited articles for Special Issues is sponsored by the editors.

Inquiries concerning APCs should be addressed to the Editorial Office at De Gruyter (see contact details below).

> Information on submission process

Journal Metrics

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SCImago Journal Rank


JIB was launched in 2004 as the official Journal of the IMBio association (FG Informationsmanagement in der Biotechnologie of the German Society of Computer Science).

Abstracting & Indexing

Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics is covered by the following services:

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  • DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Engineering Village
  • Google Scholar
  • Inspec
  • io-port.net
  • Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalGuide
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Medline
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MyScienceWork
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  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • Publons
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno Discover

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dgjib and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • High-quality single-blinded review process (min. 2 reviewers per manuscript)
  • Open access publication
  • Easy-to-use manuscript processing through ScholarOne Manuscripts®
  • Accepted papers will be published online in advance of issue compilation as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
Submission process
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper
  • Online publication
Please note
  • The journal will only accept papers, which present new tools or new aspects of already JIB published tools. Furthermore, these tools must be available and usable via the internet and free of charge for academician. For accepted review publications you are invited to join JIBtools as an editor for a new topic
  • In general, the contribution must be clearly structured. This is especially important for long manuscripts. The following arrangement/structure is recommended: Summary, Introduction, Related works, Architecture/Implementation, Application, Discussion, References
  • It is possible to submit two different types of documents: Microsoft Word or LaTeX, whereas LaTeX is recommended
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our Editorial Policy
  • All authors, agree that the article, if editorially accepted for publication, shall be licensed under the CC BY 4.0 license
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Prof. Dr. Ralf Hofestädt, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Prof. Dr. Falk Schreiber, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

Managing Editor
Dr. Björn Sommer, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Associate Editors
Jens Allmer, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Jan Baumbach, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Ming Chen, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Yuriy L. Orlov, Sechnov University - Medical University, Moscow, Russia

Editorial Board
Alejandro Giorgetti, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Keywan Hassani-Pak, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Andrew Harrison, University of Essex, Essex, UK
Aleksey Kochetov, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
Jens Krüger, Tübingen University, Tübingen, Germany
Qi Ma, University of California, San Diego, USA
Hiroshi Matsuno, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
Chanchal K. Mitra, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
Josch K. Pauling, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Chris Rawlings, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK
Florentino Fdez-Riverola, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Paolo Romano, IRCCS AOU San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy
Richard Röttger, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Alban Shoshi, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany
Siomar de Castro Soares, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil
Björn Sommer, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Jan Taubert, KWS SAAT AG, Einbeck, Germany
Andreas Tauch, CeBiTec Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Stephan Weise, IPK Gatersleben, Gatersleben, Germany
Malik Yousef, Zefat Academic College, Zefat, Israel

Scientific contact
JIB Editorial Office
E-Mail: jib.editorial@degruyter.com or jib.editor.office@gmail.com

Publisher contact
Alexandra Hinz, Journal Editor
De Gruyter
Genthiner Straße 13
10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 260 05 - 358
Fax: +49 (0)30 260 05 - 325
E-Mail: alexandra.hinz@degruyter.com