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[go-friends] Reminder : Papers due November 30th : Call for Papers : Biocuration Virtual Issue 2013

Mike Cherry cherry at stanford.edu
Tue Nov 20 09:39:45 PST 2012


Manuscript submissions for the Biocuration 2013 Virtual Issue are due November 30, 2013.  

The 2013 Biocuration Virtual issue will be published online in conjunction with the Biocuration 2013 meeting in Cambridge, UK next April 2013 and the International Society for Biocuration.

To submit a manuscript go to the DATABASE journal's home page (<http://database.oxfordjournals.org/>) and click on "submit now" after having read the "Instructions to Authors". Authors should CLEARLY state that they are submitting a manuscript for consideration for the Biocuration 2013 meeting's issue so that the DATABASE staff will ensure appropriate fast-tracking. In addition, select "Biocuration Conference Paper" as the manuscript type on the DATABASE submission form.

Submitting a paper to DATABASE does not sign you up to give a talk or poster, you must register your interest separately. Please submit an abstract at <http://www.ebi.ac.uk/biocuration2013/> if you want to present at the meeting.

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Dear Colleagues,

The International Biocuration Conference is a unique event for curators and developers of biological databases to discuss their work, promote collaborations, and foster a sense of community in this very active and growing area of research. For the 6th International Biocuration Conference in Cambridge UK you are invited to submit your work for publication. This call for papers is done in collaboration with DATABASE: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation and the International Society for Biocuration. The DATABASE journal will publish an online Virtual Issue of the accepted papers, see below for a link to last years issue. This is a great occasion to enhance the recognition of your work and of our profession by the greater biological research communities.

This year manuscripts are invited for the meeting's five topic areas:

1. Community annotation
2. Functional annotation, tools and pipelines
3. Data mining and automated prediction
4. Ontologies and Standards
5. Data integration: Interactions, pathways and networks

Papers on topics outside the above will also be considered for publication.

The manuscript review process will be expedited and we will thus need to be firm on the submission deadline:

- Submission deadline: November 30, 2012
- First decisions: January 7, 2013
- Deadline for revisions: January 28, 2013
- Final decisions: February 18, 2013
- Conference: April 7-10, 2013

Authors wishing to submit to DATABASE for the 2013 Biocuration Virtual issue should go to the DATABASE home page (<http://database.oxfordjournals.org/>) and click on the "submit now" after having read the "Instructions to Authors". Authors should CLEARLY state that they are submitting this manuscript for consideration for the Biocuration 2013 conference so that the DATABASE staff will ensure appropriate fast-track for inclusion in this meeting's proceedings. In addition, in the database submission form, they should also select "Biocuration Conference Paper" as a manuscript type. We look forward to your participation at Biocuration 2013 the 6th International Biocuration Conference.

To be considered for a Biocuration 2013 presentation you MUST register and SUBMIT an abstract for the meeting <http://www.ebi.ac.uk/biocuration2013/>. On the abstract submission form, note that you will submit a manuscript for consideration by DATABASE for the Biocuration 2013 Virtual Issue.

The proceedings of the last meeting, the Biocuration 2012 Virtual Issue, are online at
<http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/databa/biocuration_virtual_issue.html>

Kind regards,
-Biocuration 2013 Organizing Committee



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