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Call for Papers: 10th International Society for Biocuration meeting – DATABASE Journal Virtual Issue

The International Biocuration Conference is a unique event for biocurators 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 10th International Biocuration Conference in Palo Alto, California, you are invited to submit your work for publication. This call for papers is done in collaboration between 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 year’s issue. This is a great occasion to enhance the recognition of your work and of our profession by the greater biological research communities. The Biocuration 2017 program committee will prioritize inclusion of accepted papers for oral presentations at the conference.

This year manuscripts are invited for the following topic areas:

  • Functional Annotation
  • Phenotypes, genotypes, and variants
  • Clinical annotations, diseases, drugs
  • Big data to knowledge
  • Large scale and predictive annotation
  • Data standards and ontologies
  • Crowd/community curation
  • Data integration, data visualization
  • Curation standards and best practice; inference from evidence; data and annotation quality
  • Biocuration and the scholarly communication cycle; data publishing and curation, data sharing

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

The manuscript review process will be expedited by the journal’s associated editors and they will thus need to be firm on the submission deadlines:

Submission deadline: October 31, 2016
First decisions: December 9, 2016
Deadline for revisions: January 23, 2017
Final decisions: February 25, 2017
Conference: March 26-29, 2017

Authors wishing to submit to DATABASE for the 2017 Biocuration Virtual issue should go to the DATABASE home page  and click on “Submit now” after having read the “Instructions to Authors”. Authors should CLEARLY state that they are submitting the manuscript for consideration for the Biocuration 2017 conference so that the DATABASE staff will ensure appropriate fast-track for inclusion in this meeting’s proceedings. In addition, within the database submission form, you should also select “Biocuration Conference Paper” as a manuscript type. We look forward to your participation at Biocuration 2017 the 10th International Biocuration Conference.

Submitting a paper to DATABASE does not in itself sign you up to give a talk or poster; you must register your interest separately. Information about abstract submission will be announced soon.

The proceedings of the past International Biocuration Conference, the Biocuration Virtual Issue can be found online at http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/databa/biocuration_virtual_issue.html

Kind regards,

Biocuration 2017 Organizing Committee

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