Genomics of infectious diseases special issue: call for papers
Genome Biology and Genome Medicine are now accepting Research, Method and Software manuscript submissions to be considered for publication in a cross-journal special issue on the genomics of infectious diseases, which is planned for publication in late 2014. The special issue, guest edited by George Weinstock (The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, USA) and Sharon Peacock (University of Cambridge, UK), will also include commissioned, topical Reviews and Opinions, written by leaders in the field.
Infectious diseases have been major contributors to global morbidity and mortality throughout human evolution, and continue to have a devastating impact on public health today. High-throughput technologies have revolutionised the study of pathogens, and have improved our understanding of their interaction with the human host. Recent research on the genomics of infectious diseases has important implications for public health and clinical practice.
We will consider Research, Method and Software manuscripts describing insights into, or developing methods for studying, all aspects of the genomics of infectious diseases, including:
- Sequencing and analysis of pathogen genomes of outstanding interest, or providing novel insights
- Genomes to therapies
- Pathogen evolution and population genetics
- Pathogen virulence, transmission and drug resistance
- Host-pathogen interactions, including human susceptibility to infectious diseases
- Advances in infectious disease diagnostics
- Genomics of neglected tropical diseases
The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2014.
Please submit your manuscript either at genomebiology.com/manuscript, or, genomemedicine.com/manuscript. Please indicate in your covering letter that you would like the manuscript to be considered for the 'Genomics of Infectious Diseases' special issue. If you would like to enquire about the suitability of a manuscript for consideration, please e-mail a pre-submission enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.