Alongside a well-established body of mathematical, theoretical and computational biology literature, as these disciplines have grown rapidly in the 21st Century, progressively more research has been communicated in non-mathematically focused domain-specific journals, as well as an increasing number of multidisciplinary journals.
The major advantage of publishing beyond the mathematics literature is greater visibility to non-mathematically specialist ‘end-users’, thereby increasing impact, however these venues often require significant compromises in the level of detail and prominence that can be given to mathematical content. The increasing use of online supplementary information often means that essential mathematical methodology is de-emphasized, to the detriment of dissemination and potentially also side-stepping peer review.
From discussions with leading mathematicians in fields such as biomechanics, electrophysiology, cancer modelling, epidemiology and ecology, it became clear that there is a need for a journal which can bridge the gap between the mathematically- and application-focused literature.
Our vision is a multidisciplinary journal in which mathematics, statistics and computational modelling is applied across the breadth of medicine, biology and wider life sciences, compromising neither methodological completeness and clarity, nor biological relevance and exposition.
We will support authors to ensure model setup, development, findings and uncertainties are explained and visualized in a way that is meaningful to the target community. Alongside requiring the highest standards of exposition, we will regularly invite commentary and review from domain communities as well as mathematicians. We aim thereby to facilitate the publication of cutting-edge research, and further to increase engagement with mathematics across its many diverse applications.
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