The Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, the official journal of the Society for Mathematical Biology, disseminates original research findings and other information relevant to the interface of biology and the mathematical sciences. Contributions should have relevance to both fields. In order to accommodate the broad scope of new developments, the journal accepts a variety of contributions, including:

  • Original research articles focused on new biological insights gained with the help of tools from the mathematical sciences or new mathematical tools and methods with demonstrated applicability to biological investigations
  • Research in mathematical biology education
  • Reviews
  • Commentaries
  • Perspectives, and contributions that discuss issues important to the profession

All contributions are peer-reviewed.

  • Offers reports on theoretical advances, with clear exposition of how they further biological understanding
  • Disciplines covered include computational, theoretical and experimental biology
  • Official journal of the Society for Mathematical Biology
  • 95% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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  • Alan Hastings,
  • Reinhard Laubenbacher
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1.812 (2019)
Impact factor
1.933 (2019)
Five year impact factor
47 days
Submission to first decision
258 days
Submission to acceptance
172,702 (2019)
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1522-9602
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0092-8240
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