Which Bioinformatics Journals Do You Follow?
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Which are your favorite bioinformatics journals? The ones that you check every month or so, or that you are subscribed to?

By the way, I think that we can also use this thread as a way to collect a list of all the journals related to bioinformatics. Something complementary to this list at bioinformatics.fr, to see if there are more journals than those 34.

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if we can get a shared feed or a google reader bundle that would be very helpful

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nice idea, but I am not sure on how to implement it.

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use yahoo pipes to merge the feeds

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Just to let you know that I have to recognize that the Bioinformatics journals listing you are reffered to is not very easy to visualize and I will try to display it in a table with some indication like the availability of the RSS feed. By the way all the critics will be welcome

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yep, instead of creating a new pipeline or service, I would prefer to give what we get here to someone who has already implemented a service to access them... it is better to improve something that already exists rather than creating an alternative. However, if you want to set up a yahoo-pipe or a google-reader feed, you will be welcome.

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I will try to use the yahoo pipes suggested by Pierre and I will keep you posted

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Paulo Nuin ★ 3.7k

Bioinformatics, Briefings in Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology

Bundle with all the journals I read, or try to

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Google reader feeds are brilliant even though I normally subscribe via email alert.

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Here's a list of my Journal RSS subscriptions that have some bioinformatics content, with the caveat that I'm focused on applications that relate to genomics:

  • Bioinformatics
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • BMC Genomics
  • BMC Systems Biology
  • Cancer Research
  • Genome Biology
  • Genome Research
  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • Nature
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • Nature Genetics
  • Nature Precedings - Subject feed for Bioinformatics
  • Nature Precedings - Subject feed for Biotechnology
  • Nucleic Acids Research
  • PLOS Computational Biology
  • PNAS
  • Science

It's also totally worth spending some time on FriendFeed or exploring CiteULike's recommendations to find others that may have appeared in journals you don't subscribe to.

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Agreed on citeULike. I've subscribed to citeULike RSS feeds of others interested in similar topics and have found great articles that way.

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NAR annual server/database issue.

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I check Plos-Computational Biology every month, and being it an open access journal I can read the articles from my house. I also check frequently the list on bioinformatics.fr, and Genome Research and Bioinformatics in particular.

To the list on bioinformatics, I would add Databases from Oxford Journals which is an young one.

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@giovanni I got your message and I will try to add it this evening to the listing

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ok, I have no hurry..

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+1 for Database, which is indeed worth following on the side.

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Despite being a field on its own, many very good bioinformatics articles appear outside narrow scope journals.

In the narrow scope I do read all the popular ones, as cited in Chris' post.

But, a number of great papers can be found elsewhere, e. g.:

  • Molecular Biology and Evolution
  • Genetics
  • American Journal of Human Genetics
  • Journal of Molecular Evolution
  • Physical Review E
  • Physical Review Letters

And in the metajournal:

  • Virtual Journal of Biological Physics

These are only random samples. One can see that these journals cover a very large spectra of audiences. Just to illustrate this, my first contact with bioinformatics came from a paper in Physical Review Letters. My first assigment in bioinformatics was a peer review to Physical Review E. Each macromolecule class has its guetto journal with its own set of bioinformatics tools.

So, it's almost impossible to have a preferred journal if you are a pure bioinformatician.

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Same as nuin, but I also enjoy reading Molecular Systems Biology which, while not strictly a bioinformatics journal, nevertheless contains many interesting computational (and other) ideas and approaches.

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Nature Precedings for a peek at papers pre-peer review: http://precedings.nature.com/subjects/bioinformatics

And PLoS ONE. Quick skimming or search terms are necessary because it is so huge, but it is has a lot of great stuff. Many well-established authors are starting to publish there for philosophical reasons.

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Neilfws 49k

Don't know that I'd call them favourites, but I subscribe to the same as Paulo (nuin), with the addition of some that include, but are not restricted to bioinformatics: Genome Research; BMC Genomics; Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics; Journal of Proteome Research; Genome Biology; Journal of Statistical Software.

Also subscribe to Database and BioData Mining - but very rare that an article ever appears from either of them.

Finally, Nature Biotechnology and Nucleic Acids Research often feature bioinformatics-related articles: the latter, of course, has the annual database and web server issues.

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I subscribe TOC from BMC Bioinformatics, PloS CompBiol and Bioinformatics. This helps me to quickly add interesting papers to CiteULike.

Other journals that I usually check for interesting articles PLoS one, Briefings in Bioinformatics, Proteins

Occasionally I check following journals: Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Algorithms in Molecular Biology, Cell, Structure, Protein Science, BMC Genomics, BMC Evolutionary Biology, BMC Structural Biology

Abstracts from Journal of Computational Biology & IEEE transactions in computational biology

Recently following the new journals : Database and BioData Mining

Also follows interesting articles recommended by others via FriendFeed or Twitter.

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Boboppie ▴ 550

I'm interested in both bioinformatics and systems biology, and subscribe journals via email alert:

  • Nature
  • Science
  • Cell
  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • Nature Methods
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • Nature Genetics
  • Genome Research
  • Bioinformatics
  • Briefings in Bioinformatics
  • Nucleic Acids Research
  • PNAS
  • Plos One
  • Plos Computational Biology
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • BMC Systems Biology
  • BMC Genome Biology
  • BMC BioData Mining

my personal opinion is that Bioinformatics always publishes the most relevant articles to my work. Primers in Computational Biology section of Nature Biotechnology and reviews from Cell are both good learning resources. Articles from Science are fairly more interesting than Nature's ;)

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Woa ★ 2.9k

I browse most often:

  • Journal of Molecular Biology
  • Proteins: Structure, function,bioinformatics
  • PNAS

very often:

  • BMC Structural Biology
  • BMC Bioinformatics
  • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
  • Plos Computational Biology
  • Biopolymers
  • Structure

less often:

  • Protein science
  • PEDS: protein engineering design and selection
  • Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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I seem to have to less and less time to read single articles let alone browse journals. I get plenty of abstracts via email ... I mostly read abstracts nowadays I suppose ... Bioinformatics, BMC Bioinformatics, NAR

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I don't read much in depth, but it's a lot easier to skim through using RSS and a feed reader.

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