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How to Publish a Scientific Paper in Bioinformatics Journal

If you want to publish in Bioinformatics you should follow 3 unwritten rules:

  • Submit a tool
  • Give your tool a name
  • Make it available through a web service

The funny part comes when scientists, those that are known by their imagination and creativity, have to give a name to their precious tool. When faced with this dilemma, they have three options:

  • A human name, like Ernest
  • Invent a new word, like Payao
  • Borrow from other languages, like SICAGO, which means “If I poop” in Spanish.

Now there are no excuses for not having that paper accepted by Bioinformatics.Interested in becoming a Scientist 2.0? Then visit my blog

  • Pablo

    Creating a catchy name or a not-so-funny pun using the gene ontologies, the ‘GO’, is a classic. Like AMIGO, FATIGO, etc.
    In the end, there are more names than real tools. Perhaps not a wise practice. Who would guess what are names like Brenda, Miranda, Chebi useful for?
    A rose is not a rose.

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  • B.sushma

    i am a student studying MSc Bioinformatics . i am doing the academic project in bioinformatics. so,after completing my project i want to publish my,please tell the complete details about the process invoived in publishing the paper.
    Thanking u sir/mam,

  • Minhaz

    hi sushma , can you tell me your interest?

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