JIB.tools 2.0 - A Bioinformatics Registry for Journal Published Tools with Interoperability to bio.tools

J Integr Bioinform. 2020 Jan 8;16(4):20190059. doi: 10.1515/jib-2019-0059.


JIB.tools 2.0 is a new approach to more closely embed the curation process in the publication process. This website hosts the tools, software applications, databases and workflow systems published in the Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics (JIB). As soon as a new tool-related publication is published in JIB, the tool is posted to JIB.tools and can afterwards be easily transferred to bio.tools, a large information repository of software tools, databases and services for bioinformatics and the life sciences. In this way, an easily-accessible list of tools is provided which were published in JIB a well as status information regarding the underlying service. With newer registries like bio.tools providing these information on a bigger scale, JIB.tools 2.0 closes the gap between journal publications and registry publication. (Reference: https://jib.tools).

Keywords: Collection; Computational Biology; Databases as Topic.

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology*
  • Databases, Factual
  • Internet
  • Periodicals as Topic*
  • Registries*
  • Software*