The Journal of Mathematical Biology (JOMB) focuses on scientific advancements in mathematical modelling and analysis of biological systems.
JOMB publishes the highest scientific quality peer-reviewed research with significant impact on the discipline. Submitted papers should provide new biological insights as a result of rigorous mathematical analysis or develop new mathematical concepts and tools relevant for the understanding of biological systems. Authors should provide a brief discussion of the main results to make them accessible to a wider audience, including readers with a background in biology.
Biological topics include, but are not limited to, cell and developmental biology, physiology, neurobiology, genetics and population genetics, genomics, ecology, behavioural biology, evolution, epidemiology, immunology, molecular and structural biology, biofluids, biomechanics, cancer biology and medicine. Mathematical approaches cover a wide range of mathematical disciplines, such as dynamical systems, differential equations, stochastic processes, geometry and topology, logic, graph theory, game theory, continuum mechanics, as well as computational approaches.
State-of-the-art survey papers, and perspective papers are welcome too. Proposals for topical collections within the journal are encouraged.

All submissions to the journal, including to a topical collection, are single-blind peer-reviewed and a final decision is made by the Editors-in-Chief.

  • Fosters the contribution of mathematical modeling and reasoning to the understanding of biological systems
  • Serves as a forum for the presentation of biologically inspired problems
  • Official Journal of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology

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  • Thomas Hillen,
  • Anna Marciniak-Czochra,
  • Mark Lewis
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2.164 (2021)
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2.375 (2021)
Five year impact factor
63 days
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266,055 (2021)

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  • The Karl-Peter Hadeler Prize

    The Karl-Peter Hadeler Prize of the Journal of Mathematical Biology (JoMB) recognizes outstanding publications in the journal.

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  • Call for Papers: Topical Collection on Epidemic Modelling in Honour of Fred Brauer

    Fred Brauer, one of the pioneers in mathematical epidemiology, passed away on October 17, 2021, leaving a legacy of exceptional contributions to the field of epidemic modelling including his independent and collaborative research, and his mentorship of multiple generations of researchers in the field.

    We are pleased to edit a topical collection for the Journal of Mathematical Biology in his honour. The topical collection covers all areas of epidemiological modelling defined broadly but focuses on using mathematical approaches to gain epidemiological understanding or explain epidemiological phenomena. 

    Submission Deadline: 31 August 2022

    Guest Editors: Jianhong Wu, York University; Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University; Zhilan Julie Feng, Purdue University; Christopher Kribs, University of Texas at Arlington; Shigui Ruan, University of Miami.

  • New Editor-in-Chief, Professor Thomas Hillen

    Thomas Hillen (he/him) is a professor in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta. He joined the Journal of Mathematical Biology as co-Editor-in-Chief in January 2022.

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