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Systems and Synthetic Biology

Systems and Synthetic Biology

Editors-in-Chief: R. Weiss; P.K. Dhar

ISSN: 1872-5325 (print version)
ISSN: 1872-5333 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11693

Systems and Synthetic Biology

Types of papers

Types of papers 

Material submitted to Systems and Synthetic Biology must conform to the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals as outlined by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org/index.html); see also International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (1999) Med Educ 33: 66-78.
Submission of a manuscript to Systems and Synthetic Biology implies that the work has not been previously published, except in part in the form of an abstract, proceeding of a conference or professional meeting, or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis.
Systems and Synthetic Biology shall accept submissions on the following types of articles:
• Editorials,
• Original Research Articles,
• Review Articles,
• Methodology Articles,
• Software Articles,
• Commentaries
Manuscript Sections
Papers and articles must be clearly divided into the following sections:
• Abstract
• Key words;
• Introduction;
• Materials and Methods;
• Results;
• Discussion;
• Acknowledgements;
• References;
• Legends;
• Figures/Tables.
Editors are aware that this format may not be applicable for review articles, software articles and commentaries.

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Systems and Synthetic Biology is a new biomedical journal publishing original papers and articles on all aspects of Systems and Synthetic Biology.

    Systems Biology is an integrated approach to study collective behaviour of biological interactions. The grand challenge in Systems Biology is to connect molecular topography with physiological responses. Systems Biology field will realize its fullest potential once individual contributions are tied to variations in the system level behavior.

    The emerging field of synthetic biology combines knowledge from various disciplines including molecular biology, engineering, mathematics, and physics to design and implement new cellular behaviors. The goal of synthetic biology is both to improve our quantitative understanding of natural phenomenon as well as to foster an engineering discipline for obtaining new complex cell behaviors in a predictable and reliable fashion. Systems and Synthetic Biology will publish research articles that either advance this field as an engineering discipline or use synthetic biology to improve our scientific knowledge of existing phenomena.

    Publication criteria
    Systems Biology

    * Experimental and computational studies that associate collective behavior of molecules with  higher order behavior of metabolic, signaling systems and gene regulatory networks.
    * Experimental and computational studies that associate pathway and network contacts with behavior of organelles, cells, tissues, physiological systems and organisms.
    * Pathway ontology, systems and synthetic biology tools, molecular interaction databases and model databases
    * New experimental and mathematical methods important to systems biology.

    note: computational models that lead to the experimentally validated discovery of novel biological phenomenon will receive highest priority and will be treated as accelerated publications

    Synthetic Biology

    * Design and fabrication of unnatural biological components and systems.
    * Novel design of natural and synthetic parts for a designed function.
    * Experimental and Computational tools and techniques used in synthetic biology.

    Exclusion Criteria
    Experimental and computational studies that describe:

    Sequence analysis and structure prediction.
    Data mining, alignment and molecular ontology.
    Protein structural analysis.
    Genome analysis and tools.
    Molecular and genome annotation.
    Sequence databases.
    Population dynamics and mathematical biology.
    Natural properties of genes and proteins.
    Atomic interactions in proteins & protein folding.

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