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About Letters in Biomathematics

Aims & Scope

Letters in Biomathematics is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes mathematics and statistics research related to biological, ecological, medical, and environmental settings in a very broad sense, as well as from related fields. The journal lies at the intersection of mathematics, statistics, biology, ecology, and the life sciences and welcomes articles to appear in a Research, Education, or Review section. One volume is published per year.

Topics covered by the journal include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Systems Biology
  • Mathematics and Statistics of
    • biology,
    • life sciences,
    • medicine,
    • and other related disciplines
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Computational Biology
  • Clinical Statistics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Education research in biomathematics, biostatistics, and related disciplines
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology/Ecology
  • Mathematical Biophysics
  • Population Modeling
  • Computing-intensive Modeling
  • Evolutionary computing algorithms
  • Simulation and Modeling


Letters in Biomathematics welcomes Research, Education, and Review articles. Proposals for special issues are encouraged and should be discussed with the Editor-in-Chief.

Biomathematics Research

This section publishes high-quality articles of novel, as well as established, mathematical and statistical approaches to biological hypotheses. Manuscripts should employ an interdisciplinary approach and should be of interest to a wide spectrum of scientists from related fields. Research from all sub-disciplines within the life sciences and sub-disciplines within mathematics and statistics are considered.

Biomathematics Education

This section publishes high-quality articles on the study of teaching and learning at the intersection of mathematics and biology. Manuscripts that address topics in undergraduate biomathematics education, including those that describe novel methods of design and implementation of innovative pedagogies, curricula, use of technology, and mechanisms of mentoring research are welcome. Manuscripts should contain either significant data and analysis to support the narrative or introduce novel tools or approaches for presentation of content. Also welcome are studies with a focus on improving the learning and motivation of biology students in mathematics and mathematics students in biology.

Biomathematics Review

This section publishes high-quality articles that describe particular areas of mathematical biology research or education in novel ways. Review manuscripts should consist of a critical and constructive analysis of the literature in a specific field with the intent of helping to organize and evaluate the existing literature and provide insight into how recent literature is reshaping research in the area. It is also appropriate to include mention of software or instrumentation that is relevant to current research.

Open Access

The Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) sponsors the Letters in Biomathematics covering the cost of open-access publishing for the articles that are submitted in the year 2020. Starting in 2021, Letters in Biomathematics will charge an article publishing charge (APC) for accepted manuscripts. The APC will be US$400. The institutional members of the IBA will continue to have publishing privileges free of charge.

Peer Review

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double blind.

Publishing Ethics

Letters in Biomathematics adheres to the highest standards of publishing ethics, with rigorous processes in place to ensure this is achieved. The journal follows the ethics guidelines of the Committee of Publications Ethics. For more information on ethics guidelines, please visit the Ethics Guidelines page.

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