GigaScience Prize Track
Call for Submissions
New, cutting edge, unpublished research in the field of large scale biological and biomedical research are all invited to submit to a new session at BGI's ICG (International Conference on Genomics) conference in Shenzhen, which takes place at the ChinaNational GenBank on Oct. 26-29, 2017. This track will include submissions for both theoretical and experimental 'omics' research in areas covered by GigaScience's scope.
Peer-review and prize judging will be handled by the GigaScience editors and a panel encompassing other session chairs and external experts. Accepted papers will then have a chance to be published in GigaScience and will be presented in a special track at ICG-12 conference.
What is Offered:
Each author of a submission that is accepted for the series will be given complimentary registration and compensation for travel to ICG-12, so they can present their winning work in the GigaScience Prize track.
The top paper will receive a cash prize of $1000 USD and a free APC (article processing charge: usually worth $2000 USD). Second place will receive a free APC; Third Place 75% off an APC; and all other papers awarded a presentation in the track will receive a 50% APC discount.
Papers that are sound but don't meet the criteria for this session may be offered as talks in other sessions or poster presentations at the conference.
Paper submission is now: Open
Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2017
First round of peer review: August 15, 2017
Presentation decision: September 15, 2017
Peer review will be handled by GigaScience, and the final winners will be decided by a judging panel including Huanming Yang, Laurie Goodman, Lachlan Coin, Paul Horton, and Katherine Belov.
Papers submitted for review should represent original, previously unpublished work that use, produce, or provide analysis tools for large data in the 'omics' fields.
2. Include a note in the covering letter stating: "This is a submission to the GigaScience Prize Track".
3. Once your submission is live, we will add it to the AcademicKarma channel here: http://academickarma.org/conference/ICG12
For questions concerning the submissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org