[BiO BB] Phyloinformatics: a new journal

Dennis DeGreve editor at phyloinformatics.org
Tue Aug 26 08:02:12 EDT 2003

Phyloinformatics: call for papers / editors wanted - 

Phyloinformatics is a new, non-profit, international, peer reviewed, 
open access journal dedicated to publishing high quality papers on the 
use of informatics in taxonomy. Taxonomist often need to manage fairly 
large amounts of data for which elegant solutions are needed. And the 
inference of phylogeny itself is impossible without the use of 
computers and optimized algorithms.

To help this emerging field of taxonomy grow, we have started 
Phyloinformatics. Phyloinformatics is not a regular journal: it's only 
available online and it's open access. Phyloinformatics offers all 
published papers as a free PDF download, there are no subscription or 
login procedures for readers and no page charges for authors. But open 
access means more than just free: our authors remain the copyright 
holders of their work.
Being an online journal has lots of advantages: papers can be published 
very fast and are available to anyone with a computer and internet 

Phyloinformatics is just starting now and we are looking for high 
quality manuscripts in one of the following two categories:

- Papers
Describing new research developments in computational taxonomy, for 
example: new evolutionary models, algorithms, software involving new 
methods, taxonomic databases, proposals for new file formats and 
network information services, and their impact on taxonomy.

- Application Notes
Short descriptions about new software or new algorithm implementations, 
databases and network services. The software or data should be 
available online as free- or donationware.

We are planning to publish our first articles before the end of 2003. 
Visit our site for more information on manuscript submission

We are looking for senior taxonomists with experience in the field of 
phylogenetic analysis and/or taxonomic databases who would like to join 
the editorial board. Just send an e-mail to editor at phyloinformatics.org
The editorial board will be announced on our website soon.

Apologies for any cross-postings.

Dennis DeGreve
Editor Phyloinformatics
editor at phyloinformatics.org

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