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Bioinformatics and Biology Insights


Editor
Erich Bornberg-Bauer, PhD University of Münster, Germany


eISSN: 11779322 | ISSN: 11779322 | Current volume: 11 | Current issue: 1

Journal Highlights

  • Indexed in: PubMed Central (PMC), ESCI, Scopus, and DOAJ
  • Published since 2007
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)

Bioinformatics and Biology Insights is an open access, peer reviewed international journal that considers articles on bioinformatics methods and their applications which must pertain to biological insights. 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://peerreview.sagepub.com/bbi.
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.

Bioinformatics and Biology Insights is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on bioinformatics methods and their applications which must pertain to biological insights. All papers should be easily amenable to biologists and as such help bridge the gap between theories and applications.

It both complements SAGE Publishing's subject-specific journals in the area and also seeks to place bioinformatics in the broader context of biology. The journal welcomes all submissions in the field of bioinformatics and also submissions dealing with the relationship between bioinformatics and the broader field of biology. Submissions of original research, reviews, tutorials, rapid communications, expert commentaries, letters, application notes, and point–counter-point articles are welcomed for peer review. No word limits are imposed, but authors are reminded that excessive word-counts may attract adverse comment by peer reviewers and discourage readers.

The submission of tutorial-type articles is encouraged, in which methods which have been developed in the recent past are reviewed in such a way as to make them readily comprehensible for Biologists. Papers discussing methodologies are encouraged, providing they explicitly demonstrate that new biological insights have been gained or that earlier methods used to gain a new insight can be replaced.

This journal welcomes new manuscripts for peer review on the following topics:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational biology and the broader field of biology
  • Methods used in the analysis and annotation of structures
  • The relationship between bioinformatics and the broader field of biology

Manuscript Submission

Submit your manuscript at https://peerreview.sagepub.com/bbi
Please refer to the Submission Guidelines tab for more information before submitting your manuscript.

Editor in Chief
Erich Bornberg-Bauer University of Münster, Germany
Associate Editor
Thomas Dandekar, PhD University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
J.T. Efird, PhD Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC USA
Supplements Editors
Massimo Bionaz, PhD Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Anna V. Kukekova, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL USA
Juan J. Loor, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL USA
Shaolei Teng, PhD Howard University, Washington DC, USA
Jennifer Thomson, PhD Montana State University, Bozeman, MT USA
Bo Wang, PhD University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Jie Wu, PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Jianping Zhang, PhD The Rockefeller University, New York, NY USA
Cuncong Zhong, PhD J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, MD USA
Editorial Board
Fernando G. Alvarez-Valin, PhD Universidad de la República Montevideo, Uruguay
Maia Angelova, PhD Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK
Doris M. Benbrook, PhD University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Olaf R. P. Bininda-Emonds, DPhil Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Alexander Bolshoy, PhD University of Haifa, Israel
Jean-Francois Boulicaut, PhD LIRIS CNRS UMR, INSA-Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
Werner Braun, PhD University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA
Finn Drabløs, PhD Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Bell Raj Eapen, PhD Kaya Skin Clinic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Wael El-Rifai, PhD Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Hany A. El-Shemy, PhD Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Mark H. Ellisman, PhD University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Mario A. Fares, PhD Institut of Molecular and Cell Biology of Plants, Spain
Thomas Ferrin, PhD University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Jill E. Gready, PhD Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Jin-Kao Hao, PhD University of Angers, Angers, France
Manuela Helmer-Citterich, PhD University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
Jaap Heringa, PhD VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tirso Pons Hernández, PhD Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
Vasant G. Honavar, PhD Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA
Robert E. Hurst, PhD Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Robert L. Jernigan, PhD Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
François Képès, PhD University of Évry, Évry, France
Sophia Kossida, PhD Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece
Sudhir Kumar, PhD Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Donald Massaro, PhD Georgetown University, USA
Hiroyuki Matsumoto, PhD University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Vincent Moulton, PhD University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
Vincent Murray, PhD University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Ruth Nussinov, PhD Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Anthony Poole, PhD University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Jasna Rakonjac, PhD Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Paolo Romano, PhD IST National Cancer Research Institute, Genoa, Italy
Dong-Guk Shin, PhD University of Connecticut, USA
Desh D. Singh, PhD Indian Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Manfred J.Sippl, PhD University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Florence Tama, PhD Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Yves Van de Peer, PhD Ghent University, Belgium
May D. Wang, PhD Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Marc R. Wilkins, PhD University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
David Wong, PhD, DMD, DMSc UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Zhao-Bang Zeng, PhD North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Clarivate Analytics: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • PubMed Central (PMC)
  • Scopus
  • 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 Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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
    4. Editorial policies
      4.1 Peer Review Policy
      4.2 Authorship
      4.3 Acknowledgements
      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

    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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 Bioinformatics and Biology Insights, please ensure you
    have read the Aims & Scope

    3.2 Article types

    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights welcomes submissions of the following types:

    1. Commentaries

    • 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. Editorials

    • 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 the
      individuals listed here may propose an editorial topic if they wish.

    3. Letters 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. Otherwise the standard
      article processing fee will apply, except if the letter addresses an issue on a
      published paper typically addressed through an expression of concern or
      retraction; in such cases no fee will apply.

    4. Meeting reports

    • 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.

    5. 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.

    6. Reviews

    • 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.

    7. Short commentaries

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

    8. Short reports

    • 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 excluding
      references.

    9. Technical advances

    • 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. Bioinformatics
    and Biology Insights
    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. 

    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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 Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
    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

    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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 Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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

    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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

    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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. Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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

    Bioinformatics and Biology Insights 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 Clinical Medicine Insights: Pathology, please visit our manuscript
    submission site.
    Please ensure that references are formatted with the AMA reference style

    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 Bioinformatics and Biology Insights editorial office as follows:

    Erin O'Brien | Erin.OBrien@sagepub.com

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