HINXTON, UK--With its first issue of the year this month, one of the leading journals in the bioinformatics field has officially changed its name to Bioinformatics. Formerly known as Computer Applications in the Biosciences (CABIOS), the publication will give top priority to the disciplines of computational molecular biology and genome bioinformatics, with a special emphasis on the documentation of new algorithms and the development of databases that manage complex biological information generated by genome projects, according to the editors.
In addition, the journal, headquartered at the European Bioinformatics Institute here, is launching Bioinformatics Online, an electronic adjunct to the print version. It will be available to all subscribers in both PDL and HTML formats, and includes links to authors' servers, where software and algorithms discussed in papers can be downloaded. Nonsubscrib ers can access a searchable database of contents and abstracts, and the latest tables of contents will be e-mailed to those who register at the site.
The publication's editors, Chris Sander and Gary Stormo, said their aim is to publish the innovative, exciting science that is rapidly advancing the bioinformatics field as promptly as possible. Toward that end, Bioinformatics accepts e-mail submissions and electronic review of papers, they said. The Bioinformatics web site is at http://www.oup.co.uk/bioinformatics.