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Evolutionary Bioinformatics

Evolutionary Bioinformatics

2016 Impact Factor: 1.500
2016 Ranking: 29/57 in Mathematical & Computational Biology | 38/48 in Evolutionary Biology
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Dennis Wall Stanford University, USA

eISSN: 11769343 | ISSN: 11769343 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 1
An international, peer reviewed, open access journal focusing on evolutionary bioinformatics. The journal aims to support understanding of organismal form and function through use of molecular, genetic, genomic and proteomic data by giving due consideration to its evolutionary context.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Please visit the journal’s homepage for more information, to access full text content, and/or to submit a manuscript.

Visit the Aims and Scope tab for details on article types and areas of particular interest to the journal.
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  • Published since 2008
  • Article Processing Charge (APC)* of $1,848 USD is payable upon acceptance

As an Open Access publication, all articles are rigorously peer-reviewed, brought to publication as rapidly as possible, and are freely available online immediately upon publication. Production costs are covered by Article Processing Charges (APC)* paid by the author/institution/funder upon acceptance of the manuscript.

Why Publish Open Access in Evolutionary Bioinformatics?

  • Visibility and impact. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can read, use and cite your research
  • Rigorous peer review
  • Flexibility: No page or limits or additional page charges. Authors can publish full data sets, figures, tables, etc.
  • Copyright: Authors retain copyright under a Creative Commons License.

Manuscript Submission

*The article processing charge (APC) is payable when the manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Tax-exempt status can be indicated by providing appropriate registration numbers when payment is requested. Please see further details here.

Evolutionary Bioinformatics is an international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on evolutionary bioinformatics. There is growing awareness that to understand organismal form and function, through the use of molecular, genetic, genomic, and proteomic data, due consideration must be given to an organism's evolutionary context - history constrains the path an organism is obliged to take, and leaves an indelible mark on its component parts. Evolutionary Bioinformatics publishes papers on all aspects of computational evolutionary biology and evolutionary bioinformatics.

This journal welcomes new manuscripts for peer review on the following topics:

  • Evolution of human non-coding sequence, e.g. ncRNAs
  • Structure, evolution and expression of pathways
  • Phylogeny of human tissue gene expression
  • Evolution of genomics
  • Evolution of microbiome
  • Software and databases
  • Evolution of disease and medicine

Manuscript Submission

Editor in Chief
Dennis Wall Stanford University, USA
Deputy Editor in Chief
Jike Cui WuXi NextCODE, USA
Associate Editors
Ximiao He Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Liuyang Wang Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Editorial Board
Patrick Aloy Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Spain
Olivier Bastien Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Peter Beerli Florida State University, USA
Erich Bornberg-Bauer University of Münster, Germany
David Bryant University of Otago, New Zealand
Charles Cannon Texas Tech University, USA
Arindam Roy Choudhury Columbia University, USA
Keith A. Crandall George Washington University, USA
J.T. Efird University of Newcastle, Australia
Joe Felsenstein University of Washington, USA
Darren R. Flower Aston University, UK
Daniel Garrigan University of Rochester, USA
Olivier Gascuel Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Tapash Ghosh Bose Institute, India
Russell Gray University of Auckland, New Zealand
Wanjun Gu Southeast University, China
John Hancock The Genome Analysis Centre, UK
Jaap Heringa VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Guy Hoelzer University of Nevada, Reno, USA
John R. Jungck University of Delaware, USA
Hirohisa Kishino University of Tokyo, Japan
Bette Korber Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Sudhir Kumar Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine, USA
Francois-Joseph Lapointe Université de Montréal, Canada
Gerald H. Learn University of Pennsylvania, USA
Peter Lockhart Massey University, New Zealand
Mark Pagel University of Reading, UK
David Posada University of Vigo, Spain
Mark Ragan The University of Queensland, Australia
Bruce Rannala University of California, Davis, USA
R. S. P. Rao University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
Allen Rodrigo Duke University, USA
Amr Tag El-Din Mahmoud Saeb King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Meena Kishore Sakharkar University of Tsukuba, Japan
Steven Salzberg Johns Hopkins University, USA
Hamish Spencer University of Otago, New Zealand
Joel L. Sussman Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Simon Tavaré University of Southern California, USA
Alan Templeton Washington University at St Louis, USA
Jeffrey Thorne North Carolina State University, USA
Carsten Wiuf University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Ziheng Yang University College London, UK
Supplement Guest Editors - Evolutionary Genomics
Pascale Gerbault University College London, UK
Yuval Itan The Rockefeller University, USA
Gur Pines University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Supplement Guest Editors - RNA: An Expanding View of Function and Evolution
Yuan Chen Aperiomics, USA
Wenwen Fang Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Xinwei Han Columbia University, USA
Liuyang Wang Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Ning Zhang US Food and Drug Administration, USA
Qiyun Zhu J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Supplement Guest Editors - Algorithm Development for Evolutionary Biological Com
Reka Howard University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Diego Jarquin University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Bongsong Kim Noble Research Institute LLC, USA
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  • Scopus
  • Submission Guidelines

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

    Manuscript Submission

    Please read the Full Submissions Guidelines (PDF) before submitting your manuscript.

    Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Evolutionary Bioinformatics will be reviewed.

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics publishes commentaries, concise reviews, dedications, editorials, images of interest, letters to the editor, meeting reports, methodologies, opinions, original research, perspectives, rapid communications, research proposals, reviews, short commentaries, short reports, software or database reviews and technical advances.

    Article Processing Charge

    If, after peer review, your manuscript is accepted for publication, a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC)* is payable. This APC covers the cost of publication and ensures that your article will be freely available online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

    The APC is $1,848 USD and will be payable upon acceptance.


    Evolutionary Bioinformatics publishes manuscripts under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (CC BY NC), which allows others to re-use the work without permission as long as the work is properly referenced and the use is non-commercial.

    Alternative license arrangements are available, for example, to meet particular funder mandates, made at the author's request.

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    *The article processing charge (APC) is payable upon acceptance after peer review and is subject to value added tax (VAT) where applicable. If the paying author/institution is based in the European Union, to comply with European law, VAT must be added to the APC. Providing a VAT registration number will allow an institution to avoid paying this tax, except for UK institutions. Payments can be made in GBP or USD.