BIOINFORMATION published by Biomedical Informatics since 2005 attracting more than 10,000 citations having a "projected high Impact Factor" with 5.52 average citations

 
Data Statistics and Citation (Web of Science as on November 23, 2020)

 

Volume 17; Issue 2; February 2021

 

Research Article

Inference of link between diabetes, obesity, and thyroid dysfunction in data at a Saudi Arabian clinic
Alsamghan et al.
Bioinformation 17(2): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Research Article

Molecular docking analysis of pyruvate kinase M2 with a potential inhibitor from the ZINC database

Sharma et al. Bioinformation 17(2): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Editorial

A peer review joke while creating scientific literature  in modern times

Kangueane, Bioinformation 17(2): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Editorial

Investment in India from Elsevier, Springer, Clarivate, SAGE, Wiely and Taylor & Francis under the blanket of scientific publishing

Kangueane, Bioinformation 17(2): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Editorial

Big Brother attitude in scientific publishing by agencies influenced by private factions

Kangueane, Bioinformation 17(2): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Editorial

The Impact factor and commerce

Kangueane, Bioinformation 17(2): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

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Volume 17; Issue 1; January 2021

 

Research Article
A comparison of disease burden and symptoms with age among CoVid-19 patients from data in a Florida clinic
Collins et al.
Bioinformation 17(1): 1-10 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Research Article

Molecular docking analysis of azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine with spike surface glycoprotein of SARS-CoV-2
Raina et al.
Bioinformation 17(1): 11-22 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Research Article

Molecular docking analysis of compounds from Andrographis paniculata with EGFR
Roy et al.
Bioinformation 17(1): 23-28 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Editorial

From Anna University to America to Agriculture

Kangueane, Bioinformation 17(1): 29-36 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Research Article

Effect of environmental, economic and health factors on CoVid-19 transmission
Anam & Shar, Bioinformation 17(1): 37-45 (2021)
PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Research Article

Acute and sub acute toxicity study on Sangu parpam
Madhavan et al.
Bioinformation 17(1): 46-52 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Research Article

Deciphering keys genes in Cardio-renal Syndrome using network analysis
Ahmed et al.
Bioinformation 17(1): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

Research Article

Antioxidant effects of Emblica officinalis and Zingiber officinalis on arsenic and lead induced on Albino Rats for toxicity analysis.
Fazal et al.
17(1): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

Research Article

Molecular docking analysis of SARS-CoV-2 linked RNA dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) with compounds from Plectranthus amboinicus
Selvaraj et al.
17(1): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central
 

Research Article
Molecular docking data of E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase WWP1 with compounds from a medicinal plant Justicia adhatoda L.
Selvaraj et al.
17(1): 00-00 (2021) PDF, HTML ABSTRACTDOI, PubMed Central

 

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Advisory Notes:

 

Biomedical Informatics publishes only ONE scientific journal named BIOINFORMATION since 2005

 

The publisher has NO plans for publishing additional journals unlike other publishers with aggressive marketing models.

 

Transparency is the epitome of BIOINFORMATION

 

BIOINFORMATION strongly believes in community engagement and open debate with transparency.

 

Biomedical Informatics collaborates with BMIS and AGIS for promoting BIOINFORMATION

 

BIOINFORMATION is Biological Knowledge Discovery (From Data to Information to Knowledge in Biology)

 

Declaration by authors on Publication Ethics for submission of manuscripts to BIOINFORMATION
The authors declare that they adhere with COPE guidelines on publishing ethics as described elsewhere at https://publicationethics.org/.
The authors also undertake that they are not associated with any other second or third parties

(governmental or non-governmental agencies) linking with any form of unethical issues or activities connecting to this publication.

The authors also declare that they are not withholding any information that is misleading to the publisher in regard to their submission.

 

Content Licensing

This is an Open Access Journal which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, 
provided the original work is properly credited. This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

			
 
Publishing Ethics
The journal adheres to COPE guidelines on publishing ethics as described elsewhere at https://publicationethics.org/.
It is the responsibility of the authors and especially the corresponding author to adhere to all forms of publishing ethics. 
 
Processing Speed
Manuscripts are processed immediately within hours from the time of submission so as to make a final decision 
within 14 days after rigorous checking and editorial (and/or) peer reviews.

 

Freedom of Press or Media

We quote "It is the principle that communication and expression through various media, including printed

and electronic media, especially published materials, should be considered a right to be exercised freely.

Such freedom implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state; its preservation may be sought

through constitutional or other legal protections" as described elsewhere.

 
Writing Quality
Writing should be highly critical, concise, coherent, precise, specific and direct to the context.
 
Background:

Each statement (except for the last 1 or 2 statements) made under background needs a valid and a closely relevant reference where possible.

Please refrain (meaning avoid) from making general statements.

 

Conclusion:

Conclusion should be simple and direct in not more than 2-3 statements. Statements should be coherent (connect with one another).

 

Plagiarism Check
The journal uses several available search (TEXT Pattern Matching AND (OR) Natural Language Processing (NLP)) tools 
(COMMERCIAL and (or) FREE) enabled with representative databases. This is in addition to manual (editorial) 
screening through reading for adequate validation where possible. Please be informed that "inappropriate text recycling" 
in Abstract, Background, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Table Captions and Figure Legends are NOT ALLOWED.
 
Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to BIOINFORMATION are processed immediately using Scholar One (Clarivate Analytics, Inc) and is subjected to editorial (ONE or 
more) and (or) "closely relevant peer" (ONE or more) reviews where required. Please be informed that Publons has become an integral part of 
Web of Science and hence Scholar One uses Publons for reviewer selection in addition to author suggested reviewers.
 
Timely Peer Review
This is very important. Peer review is done on a voluntary basis thanks to the peer reviewers who entertain such services in the interest of data quality.
Peer review should be fair, just and timely. Databases such as Publons in Scholar One (Clarivate Analytics, Inc) help scrawl for hundreds of relevant peer reviewers 
automatically within minutes if not in seconds. Mixed reviews are a challenge to handling editors. Maximum reviews help the authors. However, maximum reviews often results in mixed
reviews and views. This remains has a great challenge to publisher.
 
Editorial Role
The role of editors is critical in journal publishing. This does not just remain in handling the manuscript by sending to two reviews and making a decision based on two reviews. 
This may not be justifiable in most cases. The role of editors is to help edit the manuscripts towards improvement and engage the scientific community.
Editors usually have dual jobs. Their main role is academia where they draw their salary. Editors role is often voluntary and inclusive in nature. 
The degree of justice in such scenario is debated. Very few editors are 100% dedicated as editors in journal publishing.
Reading is easy, writing is difficult and editing is noble.
 
Author contributions in Biology
Biology is a complex subject with many unknown facts. So there is a need to expand the scientific community across continents. Therefore, liberal engagement of scientific 
views across continents through open access publishing models is highly pertinent in the modern socio economic setup.
 
Open access (GOLD)
BIOINFORMATION is open access (GOLD).
 

Open access (OA) contribution (effective November 1, 2020)

An open access (OA) contribution of USD 1000 (Production; indexing; CROSSREF DOI, open access charge;

Editorial expenses and maintenance charges) is applicable. This helps readers around the world to download articles

from BIOINFORMATION for free of cost. Please be informed that OA contribution is applicable only for those manuscripts found suitable for publication in

the journal after administrative checking followed by editorial and (or) peer reviews. We provide adequate discount upon kind request where feasible and applicable.

 

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Waiver request should be made during submission and it is possible to some extend through request and negotiation.

Please be informed that 100% waiver is NOT possible as we are not funded by any Government agency.

 

Comments and post publication reviews

The journal welcomes comments, letter to the editors and post publication reviews as comments from readers

 

Donations

The journal welcomes donations and contributions to support BIOINFORMATION, an open access publication.

The readers can make voluntary contribution to the journal from as low as USD 1. Please contact us for more details.

 

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ScholarOne online allows automatic withdrawal of manuscript before an initial and (or) a final decision is made for FREE.

However, withdrawal is not automatically possible after an initial and (or) a final decision is made.

These cases will be referred to the board (meets on a monthly basis) for a detailed discussion to take such decision where possible.

It should be noted that a processing FEE of USD 100 is applicable for using the ScholarOne online software in

such cases where the petition is not absolutely fair and (or) justified.

Please be informed that this is not applicable for rejected manuscripts.

 

Retraction policies

The journal is fully open access.

We take all possible steps to comply with publishing ethics as per COPE guidelines.

However, the features describing publishing ethics are often limitless in nature.

Hence, we invite and entertain readers to report such issues to the publisher to analyze and investigate the

corresponding data to take appropriate decision after a detailed discussion in a transparent manner.

 

Advisory Note

Authors are advised to check their manuscript for any unacceptable degree of TEXT recycling using

tools like http://www.ithenticate.com/ or https://www.turnitin.com/ or https://www.urkund.com/ available at the host institute.

Please also upload a copy of such reports during submission to avoid delay in processing.

 

Discount offer

Discount offer is available for authors who provide self plagiarism check report using any of

http://www.ithenticate.com/ or https://www.turnitin.com/ or https://www.urkund.com/ during submission.

Please check with your institution for the availability of such tools. This will help speed up processing.

 

SCOPUS

The SCOPUS database is a product of a major science and social journal publisher company named Elsevier Inc from Netherlands.

The linked company is RELX INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED (CIN: U72900DL1996PTC077903) with Authorised Capital (Rs) 177,10,00,000 and
Paid up Capital (Rs) 154,63,28,520 as per MCA portal and wikipedia as on March 31, 2020.
Elsevier plays dual role both as a publisher and indexing resource creator.

This position of Elsevier Inc from Netherlands is clearly biased and ambiguous in nature. There is commerce involved and academia are mislead

by this position followed by their unwarranted marketing strategies within academia. Freedom of press is primary. There are COPE guidelines to balance data of all form in open access

publishing models. The attempted service provided by Elsevier Inc is exhaustive and therefore, the board taking such decision

should be transparent, comprehensive, representative and exhaustive to upheld the freedom of the press and natural justice.

A couple of dozen people should not make such decision to influence commerce at large across continents covering over about 8 billion people.

Names and credibility of the board should be transparent and listed in both online and offline media. It is in the interest of transparency that the "turn around time" to address and entertain any

issue raised by the "so called" board (usually latent) should be less than 14 days and clearly not 3 or 4 years. The message with such intention is clearly biased and commercial in nature.

Please be advised that commerce is a function of time. Justice delayed is justice denied. It should be noted that we credit Elsevier Inc

for maintaining Science Direct for a price though commercial. The efforts to make contents in Science Direct accessible worldwide will be clearly noble.

Please be informed that commerce is a part of economics around the world. It is also not fair to dominate the space through monopoly aided by capitalism sponsored by banks in support of states.

Grow and let others to grow too in a world dominant with democratic socialistic principles. Teach them, help them, embrace them and enlighten them where possible if you are in a better position.

This should be all inclusive.

 

Role of Governments

Role of government should be neutral by upholding freedom of the press (expression and human rights) and natural justice as per article 10 of the constitution of UK or article 19 of the constitution of India.

Governments or representatives of governments should stay away from blocking Freedom of the Press (expression). Government notifications in any form in relation to as hindrance to the freedom of the press is unwarranted.

It is often biased to certain parties and it is unconstitutional in nature. It should be noted that all publications are classified as New Papers under the GST schedule. Hence, biased notifications favoring certain parties in

commerce is unwarranted. It should be noted that science for service in a society is the success story of scientists with serenity as described elsewhere. Hence, engagement is essential.

 

Note on service

It should be noted that everyone is working or providing service or rendering their skills for a price in a social democracy with pride, equality, freedom and liberty.

 

Open access
Access to available literature for advancement through the application of science for the society is secretly sensitive yet sacred.

The quote from BOAI "the promise was that removing access barriers would allow the world to "accelerate research,

enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich and lay the foundation for

uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge" explains everything as

described elsewhere. Thus, the formation of several open access (free to read) journals through the initiatives

like PMC is engaging, entertaining and enlightening for everyone as listed elsewhere.

 

Open access and Scientific community

It is the responsibility of all stakeholders and beneficiaries especially the scientific community (advanced teaching and research) to make all reports available for the general public (tax payers (direct or indirect)).

Please be informed that all the about 8 billion people pay tax or render service for tax in one way or the other. Open access is a joint responsibility of all stakeholders in this context.

 

Science, Scientist, Society and Service

Science for service in a society is the success story of scientists with serenity as described elsewhere. The commerce in science publishing is highlighted in this note.

Science is not for the self success of scientists and it is for the society especially to serve the under privileged population.

Please be informed that farmers and farm workers contribute to tax money (either direct or indirect) that is used for science and

its advancement in all economies (developed, developing and under developed). Therefore, the research notes from science funded by tax payers should be made available and accessible

to the kins of all tax payers. It should be noted that all members of the globe participate (direct and indirect) in a democracy through contribution with pride and respect.

 

Note on predatory (meaning greedy) publications (meaning journals)

It is a pointless pondering on predatory (meaning greedy) publications (meaning journals) while practicing publishing through freedom of the Press.

It should be noted that a weak publication will vanish itself in an open access publishing model where contents are made available for free on the WWW.

The fundamental question in this context is the definition of host and predator. The second question is the type (data and or commercial) and subsequent measure of

effect of the predator on the host. Detailed discussion on this issue or any other related issue is welcomed under the freedom of the Press yet conclusion on it will be often biased and is clearly unwarranted.

The parties aware of such concerns should write to the publisher (with address for communication) to take such action within such time to stand corrected.

Please be informed that ISSN is unique for each publication and portals for ISSN is distributed throughout the world in each country. This is well monitored and clearly streamlined. Therefore, NO two publication titles will be identical. Awareness from authors on misleading or misinformed or misrepresented ISSN is important and such information should be petitioned to ISSN and  portals for ISSN that are distributed throughout the world with state mechanisms to monitor such activities. Academia should be self aware on these issues and have discussions on the quality and quantity of data taken to the context. Caveat Emptor is applicable among the literate community as in this case to

a considerable extend. The only problem could arise because of compromised (unregistered or mirrored) ISSN number publsihed on the WWW which is already well regulated through DNS lookup. Therefore, parties concerned about ethical issues on scientific publishing should write to concerned publishers with known address to stand corrected or to ISSN and  portals for ISSN or to DNS lookup where address is not available to correct such issues through available state mechanisms. Hence, biased advisory notes from government representations, society sponsored mass campaign through news/TV media and academic miss representation based on data collected by an individual without physical address for communication is clearly unwarranted in this regard.

 

Academic freedom

It should be informed that academic freedom is an integral part of an academy where views and opinion of academicians should be entertained in a free and fair manner. This will accelerate discovery and innovations with improved service having optimal checks and balances where required with transparency. Members of the academy have tools such as the RTI and the Honorable ombudsman in all known democracies with modern civilization within the ambit of the

UN charter. Members should write to such authorities for such rights using a multi-faceted modus operandi to sustain natural justice. The role of heads (Directors, Vice Chancellors, Presidents) of institutions (government or non-government) is critical even if voluminous (huge) in nature. Members of the academy should follow general guidelines (These are not hard and fast rules. This may be local in perspective) as per natural justice.

 

EBSCO

EBSCO is an indexing database provider from the USA. It is neutral in its operation that is fair and just. However, it sponsors the DOAJ database that is latently linked to a Sweden based Lund University with some unknown links to organizations in Netherlands.

 

Springer Nature Inc

Springer Nature (with several firms registered in India under different names as per MCA portal) is a major science publisher from Germany and or Switzerland.

The position taken by Springer Nature as a publisher in the open domain is unbiased. However, it is linked with a number of societies in Europe through "potential sponsor" related associations.

 

Web of Science

Web of Science is a product of about 3.55 billion USD with about 100 million USD 2019 revenue (November 14, 2020; WIKI data) Clarivate Analytics, Inc. (Clarivate Analytics (India) Private Limited with CIN: U74999MH2016FTC283853 under Mumbai ROC, MCA India having with an authorised Capital of INR 50,00,000 as on November 14, 2020) a data analytics company based in the USA.

The position taken by Clarivate Analytics, Inc is unbiased. However, Clarivate Analytics, Inc as a private entity influence commerce from academia through capitalism

and listing of all known journals using transparent metrics (optimal metrics which is neither conservative or liberal)

is highly warranted. In other words all journals after 5 years (or 3 years as in previous precedence) since its launch should be given an Impact Factor where possible in the interest of natural justice.

Let the community make the decision and private parties should restrict themselves within certain limits where possible in the interest of transparency. Ranking with transparent

metrics is acceptable. However, cut-off is not acceptable and it is unfair. This is not engagement. The service provided by Clarivate Analytics, Inc is exhaustive and therefore, the board taking such decision

should be transparent, comprehensive, representative and exhaustive to upheld the freedom of the press and natural justice. A couple of dozen people should not make such decision to influence commerce at large across continents covering over about 8 billion people. Names and credibility of the board should be transparent and listed in both online and offline media. It is in the interest of transparency that the "turn around time" to address and entertain any

issue raised by the "so called" board (usually latent) should be less than 14 days and clearly not 3 or 4 years. The message with such intention is clearly biased.

Please be advised that commerce is a function of time. Justice delayed is justice denied. A company capable of analyzing such huge data in a many to many map model should be all inclusive and

most transparent towards upholding the Freedom of the Press which is fundamental to any other debate in this regard. It should be noted that data from the under developed parts of the world is highly relevant

for the advancement of science. This is not possible without a broad spectrum of engagement.

 

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BIOINFORMATION published by Biomedical Informatics, India since 2005

This is an Open Access Journal which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.

This is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.