Special Issue of Journal of Mathematical Biology


Computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology approaches in the study of RNA, gene-finding, structure, function, evolution. Topics include, but are not limited to the following.


The call for papers is now CLOSED. For technical reasons this web page is still visible; however please do not submit a paper at this point. (P. Clote, Feb 23, 2007)

To submit paper, complete form and upload pdf or ps file with web server HERE.
DEADLINE: Papers should be submitted by 1 October 2006.


Ribonucleic acid (RNA) has emerged as one of the current leading topics in biology -- both wet-bench and computational biology, due to our recent understanding of unsuspected regulatory roles played by RNA with important applications such as gene knock-down by using small interfering RNA. The goal of this special issue of the Journal of Mathematical Biology is to present state-of-the-art computational and mathematical methods used in the study of RNA. Both original research articles as well as reviews are welcome.

Submission guidelines

Papers reporting on original research as well as surveys/reviews on computational/mathematical methods in the study of RNA, its structure, function, evolution, gene-finding, etc. should be submitted by the deadline 1 October 2006. To submit a paper, upload a postscript or PDF copy of the paper HERE. The paper should follow guidelines of Journal of Mathematical Biology; in particular, please consult the INSTRUCTIONS for AUTHORS.


Peter Clote,
RNA special issue editor
Journal of Mathematical Biology
Department of Biology, Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Fax: +1 617 552 2011

For general questions about the Journal of Mathematical Biology, please contact the Editors-in-chief

Journal of Mathematical Biology
Editor-in-Chief: O. Diekmann; A. Hastings
Springer Berlin Heidelberg