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While this arguably may not be an authoritative list of journals relating to laboratory informatics, bioinformatics, and other forms of informatics, an attempt has been made to make it thorough. That said, the following are additional tools which may help you find additional informatics-related journals:

  1. ResearchBib and its research journal seeker
  2. WikiCFP, a wiki for calls for papers
  3. DLINE, a scholarly portal that "focuses on research and development in computing sciences and technology"

Additional search tools for journals and articles:

Journals

A through G

  • ACIMED: a Spanish language journal of medical informatics published by the National Center of Information on Medical Sciences in Cuba
  • Applied Clinical Informatics: a biomedical and health informatics journal produced by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
  • Applied Medical Informatics: a medical informatics journal overseen by the Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics at Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: an Elsevier journal covering "interdisciplinary perspectives concerning the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, human biology, and health care"


  • Biodiversity Informatics: a University of Kansas Libraries-hosted electronic journal that "focuses on the emerging field of biodiversity informatics"
  • Bioinformatics: an Oxford Journals release that focuses "on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology"
  • BMC Bioinformatics: an open-access journal focusing on "the development, testing and novel application of computational and statistical methods for the modeling and analysis of all kinds of biological data"
  • BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making: an open-access journal focusing on "the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of health information technologies and decision-making within the healthcare setting"
  • Briefings in Bioinformatics: an Oxford Journals release that covers "databases and analytical tools of contemporary genetics, molecular and systems biology"


  • Cancer Informatics: an open-access journal focusing on "bioinformatic analysis of molecular genetic and/or clinical data pertaining to human cancer risk, prevention, outcome or treatment response"
  • Clinical Informatics and Telemedicine: the official journal of the Ukrainian Association for Computer Medicine, this publication focuses on "the newest technologies in clinical informatics"
  • Computational Statistics & Data Analysis: the Elsevier-published official journal of the International Association of Statistical Computing (IASC) "dedicated to the dissemination of methodological research and applications in the areas of computational statistics and data analysis"
  • Computer Communication Review: the official publication of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM's) Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM); a publication containing both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed content concerning the topic of computer communication
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine: an Elsevier journal covering "computing methodology and software systems derived from computing science for implementation in all aspects of biomedical research and medical practice"
  • Computers & Geosciences: an Elsevier journal covering the use of "modern computer science paradigms, whether computational or informatics-based, to address problems in the geosciences"
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine: an Elsevier journal focused on the "advances being made in the application of the computer to the fields of bioscience and medicine"
  • Computers Informatics Nursing: a monthly online / bimonthly print journal covering "the latest developments in nursing informatics, research, and educational technology"
  • Computing and Informatics: a bimonthly journal on computer architectures, distributed computing, software engineering, and information management
  • Current Bioinformatics: a Betham Science journal which "focuses on reviews on advances in computational molecular/structural biology"
  • Current Protocols in Bioinformatics: a trimonthly Wiley publication "designed for research biologists" concerning the how-to of "hundreds of applications and databases from research groups around the globe"


  • Data and Knowledge Engineering: an Elsevier journal focused on the "the underlying principles in the design and effective use" database and knowledgebase systems


  • Earth Science Informatics: a Springer journal focused on "geoinformatics, computational Earth science, and all aspects of computer applications dealing with the earth systems science (ESS) and planetary and space science"
  • Egyptian Informatics Journal: an Elsevier journal from the Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University which acts as a "forum for the state-of-the-art research and development in the fields of computing, including computer sciences, information technologies, information systems, operations research and decision support"
  • EMBnet.journal: an international open-access journal for biomedical scientists covering data analysis, IT architecture, and data-driven research
  • EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: a SpringerOpen journal (sponsored by the European Association for Signal Processing [EURASIP]) covering "signal processing and bioinformatics theories and techniques relevant to a wide area of applications into the core new disciplines of genomics, proteomics, and systems biology"
  • EURASIP Journal on Information Security: a SpringerOpen journal (sponsored by the European Association for Signal Processing [EURASIP]) covering "information security, with a particular emphasis on the use of signal processing tools in adversarial environments"
  • European Journal for Biomedical Informatics: the official multi-lingual journal of the European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI), targeted at "biomedical researchers, physicians, other health personnel and citizens"


  • Fundamenta Informaticae: an IOS Press journal covering "all areas of mathematical foundations of computer science and their applications"


  • GeoInformatica: a Springer journal focused on "disseminating original and fundamental research and experience in the expanding uses of computer science for spatial studies"

H through J

  • Health Affairs: a journal on "health policy thought and research," sponsored by Project HOPE, a non-profit international health education organization
  • Health Care and Informatics Review Online: the official journal of the not-for-profit Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ), "dedicated to reviewing and interpreting significant developments in healthcare delivery with a particular focus on health informatics"
  • Health Informatics Journal: a SAGE journal which covers "the fields of informatics and telematics, the health professions, computer science, engineering and management"
  • Health Information & Libraries Journal: the Wiley-published official journal of the Health Libraries Group of the U.K. Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, dedicated to health library and information workers
  • Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences: the SpringerOpen journal for the Future Technology Research Association International (FTRA), covering "various theories and practical applications related to human-centric computing and information sciences"


  • Informatica: a quarterly IO Press journal "on mathematical simulation and optimization, recognition and control, programming theory and systems, automation systems and elements"
  • Informatics for Health and Social Care: a quarterly journal dedicated "to show how informatics contributes to the better delivery of care through the presentation of high-quality [research or practice] material"
  • Information and Management: an Elsevier journal which "serves managers, professionals, database administrators and senior executives of organizations which design, implement and manage information systems applications"
  • Information and Software Technology: an Elsevier journal dedicated to "focusing on research and experience that contributes to the improvement of software development practices"
  • Information Knowledge Systems Management: an IO Press journal focused on the "understanding and enhancing use of information management, knowledge management, and systems management for organizational and enterprise improvement"
  • Information Sciences: an Elsevier journal focused on "research activities in information, knowledge engineering and intelligent systems"
  • Information Services & Use: an IOS Press journal that "aims at leaders in information management and applications in an attempt to keep them fully informed of fast-moving developments in fields such as: online systems, offline systems, electronic publishing, library automation, education and training, word processing and telecommunications"
  • Information Systems: an Elsevier journal publishing information "concerning the design and implementation of languages, data models, process models, algorithms, software and hardware for information systems"
  • Intelligent Data Analysis: an IOS Press journal that covers "research and applications of artificial intelligence techniques in data analysis across a variety of disciplines"


  • Journal of Biomedical Informatics: an Elsevier journal that "emphasizes reports of new methodologies and techniques that have general applicability and that form the basis for the evolving science of biomedical informatics"
  • Journal of Cheminformatics: "an open-access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research in all aspects of cheminformatics and molecular modelling"
  • Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics: "an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal publishing original research on all aspects of the development of bioinformatics approaches"
  • Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis: a Wiley journal focused on "newly developing modes of technology and laboratory assays, with emphasis on their application in current and future clinical laboratory testing"
  • Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing: a Springer journal focused on "the exchange of knowledge and clinical information through the rapid, accurate publication of empirical clinical studies, case reports," and other types of documents and data in the clinical sphere
  • Journal of Community Informatics: a publication of the Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training which focuses on "the study and practice of enabling communities with information and communications technologies"
  • Journal of Computer Security: an IOS Press journal that "presents research and development results of lasting significance in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, and application of secure computer systems"
  • Journal of Digital Information: an online journal "on the management, presentation and uses of information in digital environments," supported by the University of Texas Libraries; not accepting submissions
  • Journal of Hospital Librarianship: a quarterly Routledge journal that "addresses a wide variety of subjects that are vital to the field, including administrative, technical and program issues that may challenge hospital librarians"
  • Journal of Hydroinformatics: the official journal of the IAHR-IWA-IAHS Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics, "devoted to the application of information technology in the widest sense to problems of the aquatic environment"
  • Journal of Information Science: a bimonthly SAGE journal "covering topics of interest to all those researching and working in information science and knowledge management"
  • Journal of Laboratory Automation: the official bimonthly SAGE journal for the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) "devoted to the advancement of technology in the laboratory"
  • Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology: the official journal of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), "promoting an understanding of the physiological processes underlying disease processes and the appropriate application of technology"
  • Journal of Medical Systems: a Springer journal covering "applications of new systems techniques and methods in hospital, clinic, and physician's office administration; pathology, radiology, and pharmaceutical delivery systems"
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems: an Elsevier journal "focuses on the management, business and organizational issues associated with the introduction and utilization of information systems as a strategic tool"
  • Journal of the Medical Library Association: the official quarterly journal of the Medical Library Association (MLA) "that aims to advance the practice and research knowledgebase of health sciences librarianship"

K through Z


  • Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing: a Springer journal that presents "experimental and theoretical developments in biomedical science and technology, and reports on advances in computer-based methodologies in these multidisciplinary subjects"
  • Medical Care: the official journal of the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association, "devoted to all aspects of the administration and delivery of healthcare"
  • Medical Decision Making: a bimonthly SAGE journal "offering rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development"
  • Methods of Information in Medicine: a Schattauer journal that concentrates on "the methodology and scientific fundamentals of organizing, representing and analyzing data, information and knowledge in biomedicine and health care"
  • Microbial Informatics and Experimentation: "an open access, peer-reviewed online journal ... which publishes high-quality research related to the application of computational methods to data from microbial organisms and systems"
  • Milbank Quarterly: a Wiley journal "devoted to scholarly analysis of significant issues in health and health care policy"
  • MIS Quarterly: a University of Minnesota-affiliated quarterly journal focused on "the enhancement and communication of knowledge concerning the development of IT-based services, the management of IT resources, and the use, impact, and economics of IT with managerial, organizational, and societal implications"
  • Mobile Information Systems: an IOS Press journal "providing a forum for state-of-the-art development and research, as well as current innovative activities in mobile information systems"


  • Neuroinformatics: a Springer journal focused on "data structure and software tools related to analysis, modeling, integration, and sharing in all areas of neuroscience research"


  • Online Journal of Public Health Informatics: an open-access journal "dedicated to the dissemination of information about best [public health informatics] practices among public health practitioners, researchers, and educators"
  • Open Applied Informatics Journal: a Bentham Science open-access journal covering "all areas of informatics and applied computer science of relevance to major scientific disciplines"


  • Perspectives in Health Information Management: an American Health Information Management Association- (AHIMA-) supported journal dedicated "to advance health information management practice and to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between HIM professionals and others in disciplines supporting the advancement of the management of health information"
  • PLOS Computational Biology: a journal of the not-for-profit PLOS (Public Library of Science) and an official journal of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB), focused on "works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales"



  • Source Code for Biology and Medicine: an open-access journal covering "all aspects of workflow for information systems, decision support systems, client user networks, database management, and data mining"


  • Technology and Health Care: an IOS Press journal covering the development and significance of medical and informatics technology in health care
  • Telematics and Informatics: an Elsevier "interdisciplinary journal examining the social, economic, political and cultural impacts and challenges of information and communication technologies"
  • Telemedicine and e-Health: a Liebert journal "covering the full spectrum of advances and clinical applications of telemedicine and management of electronic health records"
  • Theoretical and Applied Informatics: a Versita open-access journal analyzing informatics as it applies to networking, algorithms, engineering, as well as quantum and bioinformatics