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We would like to invite you to contribute to the 2018 Applied Network Science Special Issue on "Network Medicine in the era of Big Data in Science and Healthcare"

Advances in the field of network medicine and in complex networks theory allow for a more holistic approach to human health through the study of networks of genes and proteins, modules across cells and tissues, electronic health records, epidemiological and clinical data. Novel concepts and approaches derived from recent progress in network theory, dynamical systems, and computational biology, combined with the large-scale datasets produced from subcellular to social levels are promised to provide new insights into the complex processes involved in human physiology and diseases. This Special Issue will focus on bringing together novel network approaches applied to various biological and health-related datasets and will address the current challenges and bottlenecks towards future major advances by describing findings that can drive the implementation of translational network medicine.

You are invited to submit regular manuscripts, and please let us know if you are interested in writing a review article.

The topics of interest for this special issue include (but are not limited to):

Biological networks and their applications in healthcare, aging and disease biology 

Systems pharmacology and drug repurposing

Multi-omics / multilayer networks in medicine

Precision network medicine for personalized diagnostics and therapy 

Submission timeline 

We invite authors to submit a brief expression of interest and a short outline or extended abstract (approx. 1000 words). The proposal should include (1) the topic and how it contributes to the special issue, (2) key concepts, (3) methods (if the paper will be based on empirical research), and (4) expected conclusions and results.  Please send it by e-mail  to  the Lead guest editor (Amitabh Sharma  [log in to unmask] )

no later than January 15, 2018. 

Full submission guidelines can be found at the Applied Network science website.


All manuscripts should be submitted through the Applied Network Science submission system :


Papers will be published as soon as they are accepted. 

Guest editors 

Please direct your questions  to special issue editors:

Amitabh Sharma: [log in to unmask]

Marc Santolini : [log in to unmask] 

Emre Guney : [log in to unmask]

Publish your work on: Applied Network Science
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