|In 20th century, statistical techniques have been greatly evolved to widen the scope and application of Biostatistics to various fields. Biostatistics refers to application of statistical concepts to the associated fields of biology like medicine, clinical sciences, life sciences, pharma, agriculture and forestry. The uses of biostatistics include designing experiments, collection of data, analyzing data and generating summary reports, and data interpretation to help draw conclusions. As an example, in clinical industry, Biostatistics is employed to analyze and interpret data collected from clinical trials to test the efficacy and safety of novel medicines or diagnosis/treatment methods.
Open access to the scientific literature means the removal of barriers (including price barriers) from accessing scholarly work. There are two parallel âroadsâ towards open access: Open Access articles and self-archiving. Open Access articles are immediately, freely available on their Web site, a model mostly funded by charges paid by the author (usually through a research grant). The alternative for a researcher is âself-archivingâ (i.e., to publish in a traditional journal, where only subscribers have immediate access, but to make the article available on their personal and/or institutional Web sites (including so-called repositories or archives)), which is a practice allowed by many scholarly journals.
Open Access raises practical and policy questions for scholars, publishers, funders, and policymakers alike, including what the return on investment is when paying an article processing fee to publish in an Open Access articles, or whether investments into institutional repositories should be made and whether self-archiving should be made mandatory, as contemplated by some funders.
The Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology includes a wide range of fields in its discipline to create a platform for the authors to make their contribution in the form of review, research, mini-review, short communication etc towards the journal and the editorial office promises a peer review process for the submitted manuscripts for quality publishing.