Instructions for Authors

GIW2016 Submission site:

We invite submissions of original research suitable for publication in one of the collaborating journals listed below. Note that the submitted manuscript must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else.

All submitting authors are required to submit together with the manuscript a cover letter clearly stating the name of their preferred journal (e.g. BMC Genomics) to the EasyChair website. A second choice may also be listed.

In the cover letter, the corresponding author should provide full contact details: complete mailing address, telephone and fax contact numbers and e-mail address. The corresponding author must certify that the work submitted is original and has not been submitted elsewhere for publication.

Furthermore, if accepted, the corresponding author must agree to pay in full, the stipulated article processing charges as well as reformat the accepted version of the manuscript in accordance with the journal requirements and upload the final version of the manuscript to EasyChair by the stipulated deadline. At least one author of any accepted manuscript must register for GIW 2016, duly settle registration fees and make an oral presentation.

The corresponding author should certify that no part of the manuscript has been reproduced from another copyrighted source without permission or proper attribution, or has been inappropriately used, in order to avoid possible plagiarism or self-plagiarism issues. We recommend watching an ACS Publications (American Chemical Society) video. We further recommend that the authors kindly check the originality of their manuscript using any standard online anti-plagiarism software tool.

Example Template Declaration to be included in the cover letter: "We, the Authors collectively and individually declare that to our best ability, we have ensured that the submission made herein, including the main paper, supplementary data, deposited data, database entries, software code, does not contain any plagiarized material, content or ideas, and that all necessary attributions have been appropriately made and all copyright permissions obtained, cited and acknowledged."

We reserve the right to return manuscripts that do not correspond with the prescribed format of the selected journal without review. If not well suited for publication in the preferred journal, the authors may be offered the opportunity to transfer the manuscript to consideration for another journal.

The cover letter should be uploaded as a PDF, Word or Text file to EasyChair using the File text box in the Upload paper section.


BMC Journals

BMC Genomics(IF 3.99) considers all aspects of genome-scale analysis, functional genomics, proteomics, "big data" and "giga" science. [Instructions for authors] [Research article] [Database] [Methodology article] [Software]

BMC Systems Biology(IF 2.44) considers articles on experimental and theoretical aspects of the function of biological systems at the molecular, cellular or organismal level, in particular those addressing the engineering of biological systems, network modeling, quantitative analyses and the integration of different levels of information. [Instructions for authors] [Research article] [Database] [Methodology article] [Software]

BMC Bioinformatics(IF 2.58) considers all aspects of the development, testing and novel application of computational and statistical methods for the modeling and analysis of all kinds of biological data, as well as other areas of computational biology. [Instructions for authors] [Research article] [Database] [Methodology article] [Software]

Please read the descriptions of each of the article types, choose which is appropriate for your work and structure the manuscript accordingly. If in doubt, your manuscript should be formatted as a Research article. Please create a single PDF file for review using the BMC Microsoft manuscript template (Mac and Windows compatible; Microsoft Word 98/2000) or TeX/LaTeX template, containing the complete manuscript including references, tables and figure legends and all figures (one per page). A ZIP compressed file containing this PDF and additional files, if any, should be uploaded to EasyChair using the attachment upload utility in the upload paper section.

Accepted papers will be collectively published in the respective BMC journal GIW 2016 supplement issue. Article-processing charges (APC) might be discounted, depending on negotiations with BioMed Central. However, for conference supplements, institutional or developing country discounts are not available. The GIW 2016 organizers will collect APC and transfer them in bulk to BioMed Central. For details and waivers see frequently asked questions about BioMed Central's article-processing charges.

In the rare event of a manuscript being acceptable after review but authorsí» choice of journal supplement has exceeded the number of articles we will seek the authorsí» consent to transfer the accepted manuscript to another suitable journal supplements.

Other Collaborating Journals

Bioinformatics(IF 4.98) considers manuscripts on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. [Instructions for authors] [Word template] [LaTex template]

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics(IF 1.44) considers research results related to algorithmic, mathematical, statistical, and computational methods that are central in bioinformatics and computational biology. [Instructions for authors] [Transactions templates]

Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology(IF 0.78) considers submissions in all areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. [Instructions for authors] [Word template] [LaTex template]

Computational Biology and Chemistry(IF 1.12) considers submissions in all areas of computational biology and chemistry. [Instructions for authors] [Word template] [LaTex template]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: all collaborating journals reserve the right to ask the authors to revise their manuscripts so that the papers are suitable for publication in the preferred journals. If the papers do not reach the publication standards of the targeting journals or the authors doní»t revise their papers according to the journalsí» requirements, it is possible that the papers may be eventually rejected, though such cases are rare in previous GIW conferences.