Special Issue of the Biometrical Journal – Call for Papers

ISCB 2020 meeting, Krakow, Poland

Biometrical Journal will publish a special issue on the occasion of the 41st Annual Conference of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) in Krakow, Poland under the conference theme Clinical Biostatistics in 2020s.

This special issue aims to publish, on a fast track, high quality papers on cutting edge biostatistical methods for clinical research presented (orally or as posters) at ISCB41. Although papers on any topic covered by the conference may be submitted to the special issue, papers related to new methodological developments in any of the following areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Big Data
  • Clinical Trials Methodology
  • Multivariable Model Building
  • Statistical Models for Personalized Medicine in the Omics Era
  • Survival Analysis
  • Statistical Challenges in Covid-19 research

Papers may be submitted also if they have not been presented at ISCB41 if the authors feel strongly that they fit to one of the themes above.

The review process will follow the general reviewing principles of Biometrical Journal and will be handled by the Special Issue (SI) Guest Editors (all are members of the Scientific Programme Committee of ISCB41):

  • Michal Abrahamowicz (McGill University, Canada, Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC) and co-ordinating SI-editor)
  • Yingying Fan (USC, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Krista Fischer (Tartu, Estonia)
  • Ruth Keogh (LSHTM, London, UK)
  • Toshiro Tango (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Willi Sauerbrei (Freiburg, Germany)

All papers have to be submitted via the online submission system of Biometrical Journal https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/biomj/.

To submit to the special issue, at login to ScholarOne Manuscripts, indicate at Step 1 that the submission is to a special issue, and at Step 4 of the submission process enter “ISCB 2020” in the Special Issue Information field. Submitted manuscripts should comply with the instructions for authors of Biometrical Journal, at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-4036/homepage/ForAuthors.html.

The deadline for fully developed papers is 10 January 2021. This deadline will be sharp. We expect that all papers will have been first reviewed early 2021 and that the Special Issue will be complete by late 2021.

Please note that the Biometrical Journal has implemented a Reproducible Research audit; details can be found on its website. Authors are asked to submit programs (R language and SAS preferred), original data sets, and details of simulations already at first submission. They should as well upload “ready to run” material so that it can be examined during the review process for this Special Issue.