In Silico Biology
Journal of Biological Systems Modeling and Multi-Scale Simulation
|Volume||12; 6 issues|
|Status||Last issue 12(1,2) online on 07 July 2015
Next issue 12(3) scheduled for December 2016
|Subject Group||Biochemistry, Medicine & Health|
In Silico Biology is a scientific research journal aiming to advance the use of computational models and simulations in studies applied to complex biological phenomena. We publish peer-reviewed leading-edge biological, biomedical and biotechnological research in which computer-based (i.e., “in silico“) modeling and analysis tools are developed and utilized to predict and elucidate dynamics of biological systems, their design and control, and their evolution. Experimental support may also be provided to support the computational analyses.
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ISB’s targeted audience is comprised of users of the application of theoretical, mathematical and computational tools onto biological systems.
For over 25 years IOS Press has been serving the scientific community worldwide. IOS Press publishes approximately 120 new books each year and around 100 international journals, covering topics ranging from computer science and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences.
All titles are available online as well as in print. Many titles are listed in the most important abstracting databases, such as Thomson Reuters, MEDLINE and Scopus.
Headquartered in Amsterdam with satellite offices in the USA, Germany, India and China, IOS Press has established several strategic co-publishing initiatives. Notable acquisitions included Delft University Press in 2005 and Millpress Science Publishers in 2008.
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IOS Press is committed to support the computational biology community and will provide free open access to all published papers that were submitted for review prior to Dec 31, 2017. A fee may be applied for open access after that date (the current fee is €900 or US$1250).
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Aims & Scope
In Silico Biology is a scientific research journal for the advancement of computational models and simulations in studies applied to complex biological phenomena. We publish peer-reviewed leading-edge biological, biomedical and biotechnological research in which computer-based (i.e., “in silico“) modeling and analysis tools are developed and utilized to predict and elucidate dynamics of biological systems, their design and control, and their evolution. Experimental support may also be provided to support the computational analyses.
In Silico Biology aims to advance the knowledge of the principles of organization of living systems. We strive to provide computational frameworks for understanding how observable biological properties arise from complex systems. In particular, we seek for integrative formalisms to decipher cross-talks underlying systems level properties, ultimate aim of multi-scale models.
Studies published in In Silico Biology generally use theoretical models and computational analysis to gain quantitative insights into regulatory processes and networks, cell physiology and morphology, tissue dynamics and organ systems. Specific areas of interest include signal transduction and information processing, gene expression and gene regulatory networks, metabolism, proliferation, differentiation and morphogenesis, among others, and the use of multi-scale modeling to connect molecular and cellular systems to the level of organisms and populations.
In Silico Biology also publishes foundational research in which novel algorithms are developed to facilitate modeling and simulations. Such research must demonstrate application to a concrete biological problem.
In Silico Biology frequently publishes special issues on seminal topics and trends. Special issues are handled by Special Issue Editors appointed by the Editor-in-Chief. Proposals for special issues should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.
About In Silico Biology
The term “in silico” is a pendant to “in vivo” (in the living system) and “in vitro” (in the test tube) biological experiments, and implies the gain of insights by computer-based simulations and model analyses.
In Silico Biology (ISB) was founded in 1998 as a purely online journal. IOS Press became the publisher of the printed journal shortly after. Today, ISB is dedicated exclusively to biological systems modeling and multi-scale simulations and is published solely by IOS Press. The previous online publisher, Bioinformation Systems, maintains a website containing studies published between 1998 and 2010 for archival purposes.
We strongly support open communications and encourage researchers to share results and preliminary data with the community. Therefore, results and preliminary data made public through conference presentations, conference proceeding or posting of unrefereed manuscripts on preprint servers will not prohibit publication in ISB. However, authors are required to modify a preprint to include the journal reference (including DOI), and a link to the published article on the ISB website upon publication.read more
Matteo Barberis, Ph.D.
University of Amsterdam
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
Science Park 904
1098 XH Amsterdam
Mads Kaern, Ph.D.
Jack Leunissen †
Institute for Systems Biology, USA
Diego di Bernardo
David Gómez Míguez