Submit a paper

For the 12th International Biocuration Conference in Cambridge, UK, you are invited to submit your work for publication. This call for papers is done in collaboration between DATABASE: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation and the International Society for Biocuration. The DATABASE journal will publish an online Virtual Issue of the accepted papers, see below for a link to last years issue. This is the perfect opportunity to enhance the recognition of your work and of our profession by the greater biological research communities. 

Additionally, the Biocuration 2019 scientific committee will consider inclusion of accepted papers for either full or flash oral presentations in a dedicated session at the conference.

The manuscript review process will be expedited by the journal’s associated editors and they will thus need to be firm on the submission deadlines.

Submission deadlines

    Oct 31st 2018

    Paper submission deadline 

    Dec 6th 2018

    First decisions

    January 9th 2019

    Deadline for revisions

    Feb 28th 2019

    Final decisions

    Apr 7th-10th 2019


Poster presentation at Biocuration 2017

Biocuration 2017

How to submit a paper

To submit to DATABASE for the 2019 Biocuration Virtual issue:

  • Go to DATABASE home page and follow the "Submit" link, after having read the "Instructions to Authors".
  • Authors should clearly state that they are submitting the manuscript for consideration for the Biocuration 2019 conference, so that the DATABASE staff will ensure appropriate fast-track for inclusion in this meeting's proceedings. 
  • In addition, within the database submission form, you should also select "Biocuration Conference Paper" as a manuscript type. 

We look forward to your participation at Biocuration 2019 the 12th International Biocuration Conference. Submitting a paper to DATABASE does not in itself sign you up to give a talk or poster, you must register your interest separately.  Information about abstract submission will be announced soon. See proceedings of the past International Biocuration Conference, the Biocuration Virtual Issue.