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Translational Bioinformatics: Call for papers

Following the successful launch of the PLOS Computational Biology collection ‘Translational Bioinformatics’, we are delighted to announce the continued development of this collection with a call for new articles.

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The collection, which initially launched in December 2012, reads as book and is intended for use as a reference or tutorial for a graduate level introductory course on the science of translational bioinformatics.  As a field, translational bioinformatics is rapidly evolving and our plan is to develop the content of the collection as the field develops.  The collection editors Maricel Kann, Associate Editor, and Fran Lewitter, Education Editor, comment:

“We have been very pleased with the reception of the PLOS CB “Translational Bioinformatics” collection. It is being used as a text book in university courses and we have had requests to translate the collection into other languages to make it accessible to a wider audience. We are looking forward to adding chapters to the collection in other areas of translational bioinformatics and welcome your suggestions.”

At present, the collection is made up of an introduction by Russ Altman and then 17 chapters, each crafted by leading experts in the field.  Each of these 17 chapters focuses on a key topic, ranging from genome-wide association studies to text-mining, and provides a solid introduction for those new to the subject, complete with exercises and answers. Together these form an online reference tool, which, in an exciting new step for the journal, has been made available as an eBook in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats.

We plan to publish new chapters twice-yearly, with the next round of new chapters aimed for February 2014. Articles will stand the best chance of inclusion in this release if they are submitted by 15 September 2013. Articles submitted after this date will be considered for the July 2014 release.

To submit an article: go to note that prior to full submission, authors should submit a presubmission inquiry for consideration by the collection editors. We encourage authors to refer to the Author Guidelines, available here.

Please contact us at with any questions or visit us at ISMB/ECCB at Booth 13 in Berlin, Germany, July 21-23.

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