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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling will cease to be published by BioMed Central as of 31 December 2021. BioMed Central will continue to host an archive of all article previously published in the journal an dall articles published in Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling during its time with BioMed Central will remain fully searchable via the BioMed Central website.


Aims and scope

Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling is an open access peer-reviewed journal adopting a broad definition of "biology" and focusing on theoretical ideas and models associated with developments in biology and medicine. Mathematicians, biologists and clinicians of various specialisms, philosophers and historians of science are all contributing to the emergence of novel concepts in an age of systems biology, bioinformatics and computer modelling. This is the field in which Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling operates. We welcome submissions that are technically sound and offering either improved understanding in biology and medicine or progress in theory or method.

Recent Reviews

A review of influenza detection and prediction through social networking sites
Ali Alessa and Miad Faezipour

Perspective on the dynamics of cancer
Youcef Derbal

Test-and-treat approach to HIV/AIDS: a primer for mathematical modeling
Kyeongah Nah, Hiroshi Nishiura, Naho Tsuchiya, Xiaodan Sun, Yusuke Asai and Akifumi Imamura


Professor Hiroshi Nishiura

Professor Nishiura is a Professor at the Kyoto University School of Public Health, Japan. He is cosmopolitan-minded, having worked for 10 years for different infectious disease modeling groups at Imperial College London, University of Tuebingen (Germany), University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and the University of Hong Kong, before returning back to Japan in 2013. His research interests span the areas of statistical epidemiology of infectious diseases, epidemiological modeling and biomathematical formulation of the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. He aims to answer policy-relevant questions by integrating various mathematical models with empirically observed data. A common thread in his research is an understanding of the epidemiological dynamics underlying empirically observed data. 

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