Biometrical Journal Special Issue

The organisers of ISCB 2016 and the editors of Biometrical Journal intend to publish a selection of manuscripts of articles arising from the ISCB 2016 in the Biometrical Journal as a special issue.

This Special Issue aims to publish on a fast track high quality papers on cutting edge biostatistical methods for clinical research presented (orally or as posters) at ISCB 2016.  Although papers on any topic covered by the conference may be submitted to the special issue, papers are particularly encouraged in the areas of Stratified and personalised medicine, Innovative clinical trial design, Survival data analysis and Advances in statistical issues in epidemiology.

All papers will be subject to strict peer review according the rules of the journal with an online publication scheduled for September 2017. The review process will be handled by the Special Issue guest editors: Prof Nigel Stallard (University of Warwick, Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee), and three others to be determined.

Manuscript submission

The organisers of ISCB 2016 and the editors of the journal invite participants of the conference to be prepared to submit manuscripts as follows.

The submission of manuscripts will be handled through the website of Biometrical Journal and the established electronic procedures. Please submit your manuscript to Manuscript Central. Indicate at Step 1 that the submission is to a special issue and at Step 4 of the submission process enter "ISCB 2016" in the Special Issue Information field. You can submit your manuscript until 15 December 2016.

Submitted manuscripts should fully comply with the Author Guidelines of Biometrical Journal. It is recommended to use the style file of the journal and to adhere to the general aims and scope of Biometrical Journal as given in the Instructions to Authors (PDF).

Please note that the Biometrical Journal is devoted to Reproducible Research, details can be found on its website. Authors who intend to submit programs (R language and SAS preferred), original data sets and details of simulations are asked to indicate this already at submission and to download “ready to run” material such that in can be examined during the review process for this Special Issue.  

If you need any further information, please contact Nigel Stallard.