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Evolutionary Bioinformatics

2017 Impact Factor: 1.877
2017 Ranking: 23/59 in Mathematical & Computational Biology | 37/49 in Evolutionary Biology
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Editor-in-Chief
Dennis Wall Stanford University, USA


eISSN: 11769343 | ISSN: 11769343 | Current volume: 13 | Current issue: 1

Journal Highlights

  • 2017 Impact Factor: 1.877
  • Indexed in: SCIE, DOAJ, Scopus and PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Published since 2005
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)

Evolutionary Bioinformatics is an open access, peer reviewed international 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. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.
 
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


Submission Information

Submit your manuscript at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/evb.
Please see the Submission Guidelines tab for more information on how to submit your article to the journal.

Open access article processing change (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently 1848 USD.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable only if your article 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.


Contact

Please direct any queries to erin.obrien@sagepub.com.

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 The Morton Aboretum, Lisle, IL, 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 Earlham Institute, Norwich, England, 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 University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, 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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  • This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This Journal recommends that authors follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing,
    and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    formulated by the International Committee of
    Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the journal’s submission site to upload 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.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original
    work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the
    Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published
    elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of
    any copyright works not owned by you.

    Please Read the Manuscript Submission Guidelines below before submitting your manuscript here:
    SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT

     

    1. Open Access
    2. Article processing charge (APC)
    3. What do we publish?
      3.1 Aims & scope
      3.2 Article types
      3.3 Writing your paper
      3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      4.3.1 Writing assistance
      4.4 Funding
      4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      4.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      4.7 Clinical Trials
      4.8 Reporting guidelines
      4.9 Data
    5. Publishing policies
      5.1 Publication ethics
      5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
    6. Preparing your manuscript
      6.1 Word processing formats
      6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      6.3 Supplementary material
      6.4 Reference style
      6.5 English language editing services
    7. Submitting your manuscript
      7.1 How to submit your manuscript
      7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
      7.3 Information required for completing your submission
      7.4 ORCID
      7.5 Permissions
    8. On acceptance and publication
      8.1 SAGE Production
      8.2 Continuous publication
      8.3 Promoting your article
    9. Further information

    1. Open Access

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Each article accepted by peer
    review is made freely available online immediately upon publication, is published under a Creative
    Commons license and will be hosted online in perpetuity. Publication costs of the journal are covered by
    the collection of article processing charges which are paid by the funder, institution or author of each
    manuscript upon acceptance. There is no charge for submitting a paper to the journal.

    For general information on open access at SAGE please visit the Open Access page or view our Open
    Access FAQs
    .

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    2. Article processing charge (APC)

    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 article processing charge (APC) is $1,848 USD for authors in North America and £1,399 for authors in
    all other countries.*

    *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.

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    3. What do we publish?

    3.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Evolutionary Bioinformatics, please ensure you have read
    the Aims & Scope.

    3.2 Article types

    Manuscript types eligible for submission are described below.

    1. Commentary

    Commentaries discuss the findings, implications, and/or outcomes of specific
    research or wider research on a general topic. They elaborate on or offer original
    ideas about a specific paper or a widely-researched subject. Commentaries
    differ from reviews in that they present the author’s original ideas and
    suggestions instead of only collating and reporting the previous research.

    2. Concise Review

    These are similar to a review, but less elaborate and often sum up several
    studies in a more concise manner for easier reading and reference.

    3. Dedication

    Dedications are to colleagues or notable researchers in a specific field who have
    recently passed away. Contact the editor in chief of the applicable journal prior
    to manuscript submission.

    4. Editorial

    Written by the Editor-in-Chief, deputy Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor or Associate
    Editor of a journal, editorials are intended to inform readers of changes
    concerning the journal, or to introduce supplements, special issues, or new ideas
    relevant to the journal. In limited circumstances individuals other than theindividuals listed here may propose an editorial topic if they wish.

    5. Image of Interest

    This submission type presents images supporting evaluation of a condition or
    diagnosis of an unusual case. The image may be pathologic or radiographic, and
    must be of high quality and illustrative of the full spectrum of the disorder. Your
    manuscript should contain a summary of the presentation, an indication of the
    features of the image leading to diagnosis or critical to the management of the
    condition. There should also be a discussion of the disease or diagnostic or
    therapeutic process. There may be no more than two figures and the word
    count excluding the abstract and references may be no more than 300 words.

    6. Letter to the Editor

    Letters to the editor can be submitted on any topic relevant to the journal and
    are usually in response to an article published in the journal. They can suggest
    new subjects to be incorporated by the journal or commend and review papers
    published in the journal. We recommend that individuals considering submitting
    a letter to the editor should contact the editor in chief first to discuss their
    manuscript. Authors should be aware that letters to the editor are not always
    added to some databases/indexes. Where the editor in chief determines that a
    letter to the editor does not require peer review a 50% discount on the journal’s
    standard applicable article processing fee will apply. Oth
    published paper typically addressed through an expression of concern or
    retraction; in such cases no fee will apply.

    7. Meeting Report

    This manuscript type reports on a meeting with specific relevance to the journal
    it is submitted to. Meetings can be international or national conferences or
    institutional seminars.

    8. Methodology

    Methodology manuscripts explain a new methodology or an improvement in
    existing methodologies in therapeutics techniques or medical procedures.

    9. Opinion

    A short, opinionated response to an article published in the journal it is
    submitted to or elsewhere.

    10. Original Research

    These should detail original experiments/research conducted by the authors.
    Any research on any topic is accepted, provided it falls within the aims and scope
    of the journal. Original research must add to scientific knowledge on the subject
    and must be completed in accordance with ethical principles. Research on
    humans or animals must have applicable ethical approvals.

    11. Perspective

    Typically presenting an opinion based on practical experience, these manuscripts
    are similar to opinion articles, but stem from personal experience of the subject
    discussed. They can be written in response to other papers provided the author
    has relevant experience.

    12. Rapid Communication

    This is a broad-scoped category for short papers discussing a topic relevant to
    the journal. Since these articles are shorter they are often able to be published
    in a timelier manner. They are assigned high processing priority by the
    publisher.

    13. Research Proposal

    Research proposals present outlines of proposed studies and should describe the
    goals, methodology and the predicted results of the research. Research
    proposals may also contain the results of preliminary studies, although authors
    should consider presenting such results in an original research paper.

    14. Review

    A review is a detailed examination including the benefits and drawbacks of a
    medicine, therapeutic technique, computer program, policy, or anything else
    appropriate to the journal. They are substantially composed of a report on
    previous research. Authors wishing to present original ideas in addition should
    choose the Commentary type. All journals accept unsolicited review
    manuscripts for peer review.

    15. Short Commentary

    A short commentary is similar to a commentary but briefer at around 1,000
    words excluding references.

    16. Short Report

    Short reports present new research that adds to previous studies. This can be
    reporting on the reliability or unreliability of research or informing readers of
    new factors that may influence the outcome of the study. Authors must
    acknowledge the work they build upon including any unpublished sources.
    Manuscripts should be no longer than approximately 1,000 words excludingreferences.

    17. Software or Database Review

    Discussing software, code, a database etc. (one of the two prefixes will be
    excluded prior to publication). These articles should review one of these that is
    likely to be useful to a number of researchers in a specific subject area. The
    example data used in software or database reviews should be available to
    readers for non-commercial purposes, and reviewers must be able to use the
    example anonymously. Software or database reviews can be used to directly
    compare the reviewed programs with alternative options.

    18. Technical Advance

    A broad-scoped category of manuscript reporting an advance within the journal's
    scope. New procedures, experiments, standard practices, or computational
    methods should be presented in technical advance articles. They report on
    significant advancements in technology that the reader will benefit from learning
    about.

    3.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to
    further resources.

    3.3.1 Making your article discoverable 

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search
    engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article,
    write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway:
    How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

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    4. Editorial policies

    4.1 Peer review policy

    The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by two expert reviewers. Evolutionary
    Bioinformatics
    utilizes a single-blind peer review process in which the reviewer’s name and 
    information is withheld from the author. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible,
    while maintaining rigor. Reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the
    Editor-in-Chief who then makes the final decision.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for
    possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by
    alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor / Board member will have no
    involvement in the decision-making process.

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your
    paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third party service that seeks to
    track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for Evolutionary Bioinformatics can opt in
    to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to
    their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the
    relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision and the content of their review is not
    published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.

    4.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing
    authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed
    to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.
    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all
    those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition,
    analysis or interpretation of data,
    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    (iii) Approved the version to be published,
    (iv) Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public
    responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have
    participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the
    content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the
    individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully
    meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone
    does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for
    authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International
    Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines
    for more information on
    authorship.

    4.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an
    Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person
    who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    4.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do
    not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors
    must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of
    input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of
    Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References

    4.4 Funding

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent
    fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the
    SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of
    funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the
    public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    4.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of Evolutionary Bioinformatics to require a declaration of conflicting interests
    from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published
    articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of
    your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists,
    please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations.

    4.6 Research ethics and patient consent

    Medical research involving human subjects must be conducted according to the World Medical
    Association Declaration of Helsinki
    .

    Submitted manuscripts should conform to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct,
    Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals
    , and all papers
    reporting animal and/or human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant
    Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure
    that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the
    approval number.

    For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether
    participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.

    Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in
    the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for
    patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally
    authorized representative.

    Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants.

    All research involving animals submitted for publication must be approved by an ethics
    committee with oversight of the facility in which the studies were conducted. The journal has
    adopted the Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare for Veterinary Journals
    published by the International Association of Veterinary Editors.

    4.7 Clinical trials

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics conforms to the ICMJE requirement that clinical trials are registered
    in a WHO-approved public trials registry at or before the time of first patient enrolment as a
    condition of consideration for publication. The trial registry name and URL, and registration
    number must be included at the end of the abstract.

    4.8 Reporting guidelines

    The relevant EQUATOR Network reporting guidelines should be followed depending on the type
    of study. For example, all randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include
    a completed CONSORT flow chart as a cited figure and the completed CONSORT checklist should
    be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. Systematic reviews and metaanalyses
    should include the completed PRISMA flow chart as a cited figure and the completed
    PRISMA checklist should be uploaded with your submission as a supplementary file. The
    EQUATOR wizard can help you identify the appropriate guideline.

    Other resources can be found at NLM’s Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives.

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    5. Publishing policies

    5.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to
    refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the
    Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    5.1.1 Plagiarism

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other
    breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our
    authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, 
    we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be
    checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have
    plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with
    insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve
    the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum
    (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of
    the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal
    action.

    5.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE
    journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be
    considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in
    doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    5.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s
    Publishing Agreement. Evolutionary Bioinformatics publishes manuscripts under Creative
    Commons licenses
    . The standard license for the journal is Creative Commons by Attribution
    Non-Commercial (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. For more information, you
    are advised to visit SAGE's OA licenses page.

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

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    6. Preparing your manuscript

    6.1 Word processing formats

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and
    (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author
    Gateway.

    6.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please
    visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
    Figures supplied in color will appear in color online.

    6.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images
    etc) alongside the full-text of the article. These will be subjected to peer-review alongside the
    article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files,
    which can be found within our Manuscript Submission Guidelines page. 

    6.4 Reference style

    Evolutionary Bioinformatics adheres to the AMA reference style. Please review the guidelines on
    AMA
    to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the AMA output file here.

    6.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript
    formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit
    SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    7. Submitting your manuscript

    7.1 How to submit your manuscript

    To submit your manuscript to Evolutionary Bioinformatics, follow the steps below. Please be
    sure to view our simple presentation requirements and ensure that references are formatted
    with AMA reference style. You may find it useful to keep this page open during the submission
    process. To do this, click here to start the submission process on a new web browser window.

    Instructions for submission:

    1. Click through to the “Submit a Paper” page.
    2. On the first screen, provide your name and full contact details including email, mailing
      address and telephone numbers. You must also include your academic affiliations. Complete
      the anti-spam code and then click the orange button to continue.
    3. On the second screen, provide details on your paper. Choose the journal you wish to submit
      your paper to and enter the title and abstract. Click the orange button to continue to the
      next screen.
    4. Upload your manuscript and any associated files. At this stage please ensure you have
      included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional
      supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant). Please also ensure that
      you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
      illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For
      further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see
      the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway. Verify that you have read
      our terms and conditions: these contain important points that you must be aware of. Click
      the orange button again.
    5. Your submission is now complete. You will receive an email immediately confirming that our
      manuscript submission system has received your submission. Please take care to read this
      email fully. Completion of manuscript submission does not guarantee acceptance for peer
      review.
    6. Following submission, you will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations
      for all co-authors and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must
      match what appears on your manuscript. 

    7.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title,
    keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search
    engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your
    article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author
    Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    7.3 Information required for completing your submission

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and
    telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should
    be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the
    submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must
    match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the
    required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files
    (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    7.4 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process
    SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID
    provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher
    and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission,
    supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that
    their work is recognized.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their
    ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one
    here.

    7.5 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any
    illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further 
    information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our
    Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. On acceptance and publication

    If your paper is accepted for publication after peer review, you will first be asked to complete the
    contributor’s publishing agreement. Once your manuscript files have been checked for SAGE Production,
    the corresponding author will be asked to pay the article processing charge (APC) via a payment link.
    Once the APC has been processed, your article will be prepared for publication and can appear online
    within an average of 30 days. Please note that no production work will occur on your paper until the
    APC has been received.

    8.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the
    production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be
    returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all
    author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and
    that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there
    are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign
    a form authorizing the change.

    8.2 Online publication

    One of the many benefits of publishing your research in an open access journal is the speed to
    publication. With no page count constraints, your article will be published online in a fully
    citable form with a DOI number as soon as it has completed the production process. At this time
    it will be completely free to view and download for all. 

    8.3 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is
    as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help
    you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
    In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich,
    share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximize your article’s impact
    with Kudos

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    9. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission
    process should be sent to the Evolutionary Bioinformatics editorial office as follows: 

    Erin O’Brien, Publishing Editor | erin.obrien@sagepub.com | 805-300-9509

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