Aims & Scope


Journal of Computational Biology is the leading peer-reviewed journal in computational biology and bioinformatics, publishing in-depth statistical, mathematical, and computational analysis of methods, as well as their practical impact. Available only online, this is an essential journal for scientists and students who want to keep abreast of developments in bioinformatics.

Journal of Computational Biology coverage includes:

  • Genomics
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation
  • Distributed and parallel biological computing
  • Designing biological databases
  • Pattern matching and pattern detection
  • Linking disparate databases and data
  • New tools for computational biology
  • Relational and object-oriented database technology for bioinformatics
  • Biological expert system design and use
  • Reasoning by analogy, hypothesis formation, and testing by machine
  • Management of biological databases

Journal of Computational Biology is under the editorial leadership of Co-Editors-in-Chief Sorin Istrail, PhD, Brown University; Michael S. Waterman, PhD, University of Southern California; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Genomic specialists, cell biologists, developmental biologists, mathematics and systems science researchers, applied mathematics and computer scientists, among others

Society Affiliations

The Official Journal of RECOMB

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE;

PubMed;

PubMed Central;

Current Contents®/Life Sciences;

Science Citation Index Expanded;

Biotechnology Citation Index®;

Biochemistry & Biophysics Citation Index®;

Biological Abstracts;

BIOSIS Previews;

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;

Scopus;

ProQuest databases;

CAB Abstracts;

Global Health;

MathSciNet;

The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography;

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.