Journal of Biomedical Semantics


Journal of Biomedical Semantics

Publisher: BioMed Central

Journal of Biomedical Semantics is an open access journal that
encompasses all aspects of semantic resources used for data integration,
modeling, interpretation and exploitation in biomedical research.

Research in biology and biomedicine relies on various types of
biomedical data, information and knowledge, represented in databases
with experimental and/or curated data, ontologies, literature,
taxonomies, etc. Semantics is essential for accessing, integrating and
analyzing such data. The ability to explicitly extract, assign and
manage semantic representations is crucial for making computational
approaches in the biomedical domain productive for a large user community.

Journal of Biomedical Semantics aims to address issues of semantic
enrichment and semantic processing in the biomedical domain, and
comprises practical and theoretical advances in biomedical semantics
research with implications for data analysis.

In recent years, the availability and use of electronic resources
representing biomedical knowledge has greatly increased, covering
ontologies, taxonomies, literature, databases, and bioinformatics
services. These electronic resources contribute to advances in the
biomedical domain and require interoperability between them through
various semantic descriptors. In addition, the availability and
integration of semantic resources is a key part in facilitating semantic
web approaches for life sciences leading into reasoning and other
advanced ways to analyse biomedical data.

The scope of the journal covers two main areas:

* Infrastructure for biomedical semantics, focusing on semantic
resources and repositories, meta-data management and resource
description, knowledge representation and semantic frameworks,
Biomedical Semantic Web, semantic interoperability, and particularly,
life-long management of semantic resources.
* Semantic mining, annotation and analysis, focusing on approaches and
applications of semantic resources and tools for investigation,
reasoning, prediction and discoveries in biomedicine.

ISSN: 2041-1480

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Journal of Biomedical
Semantics using the online submission system.


Dr. Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, PhD, MD
European Bioinformatics Institute
United Kingdom

Dr. Goran Nenadic, PhD
University of Manchester
United Kingdom


Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.

Current Issue: Volume 1:1 (31 March 2010)

Date: 7 April 2010

Open Access: 
Original posting date: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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