The Journal of Proteome Research is preparing to publish its Second Biennial Special Issue on Software Tools and Resources in March 2021.
Software tools and data resources are essential to research in all omics domains, including proteomics and metabolomics. The goal of this recurring special issue is to highlight the latest novel and significantly updated software tools, web applications, and databases scientists can use for data analysis and visualization in proteomics and related research.
For readers, this provides an easily identifiable source of tools specifically reviewed for their applicability and ease of adoption. For authors, this provides visibility for and wider adoption of their tools in the proteomics community through dissemination and documentation.
The same team that led the first Special Issue on Software Tools and Resources will also lead this one:
- Journal of Proteome Research Associate Editor Susan Weintraub, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- Michael Hoopmann, Institute for Systems Biology
- Magnus Palmblad, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
They invite you to submit a manuscript by November 30, 2020.
What to Submit—Deadline: November 30, 2020
For inclusion in this special issue, authors must present either a complete description of a relevant novel tool, library, web application, or database (article) or a substantial and meaningful update of a previously published tool or resource (technical note). The full working tool or database must be available free-of-charge to editors and reviewers for evaluation at the time of manuscript submission.
Tools with a graphical or web browser interface are preferred, but the editors will also consider well-documented web service APIs or libraries of functional building blocks for custom data analysis pipelines.
Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the ACS Paragon Plus Environment online submission system by November 30, 2020, and must adhere to the appropriate Author Guidelines and further detailed in Martens et al., J. Proteome Res. 2015, 14(5):2002-4.
- Indicate in your cover letter that the manuscript is for the Special Issue on Software Tools and Resources.
- Remember, the full working tool or database must be available free-of-charge to editors and reviewers for evaluation at the time of manuscript submission.
- Be concise and focus the manuscript on the unique or novel functionality of the tool. It should be clear to any reader what problem the system addresses and how it is used.
- For tools and libraries, use the table form to describe the input, operations, and output of each tool or function. A screenshot of the interface may be included if this has novel or unusual features.
LEARN MORE: Read the first Special Issue on Software Tools and Resources, including the Editorial by Susan Weintraub, Michael Hoopmann, and Magnus Palmblad.